The recruiting process begins to heat up for wide receiver, Jack Austin. Utah becomes the first Pac-12 school and the second school overall to give the athlete an offer.
Austin is 6-foot-3, 195-pound athlete from Chino High School in Chino Hills, California. He is currently a three-star recruit for both Scout and 247sports. Boise State is the only other school to offer the wide receiver. Oregon is listed as a higher interest for Austin, according to 247sports.
In his junior season, Austin completed 62 receptions for 921 yards and 11 touchdowns, according to MaxPreps. The Huskies went 6-5 overall and 4-1 in their league. That season included a three-touchdown game in the season opener and a season-high 10 catches for 132 yards in the game against Charter Oak. Both those games ended in a loss.
Wrapping up the NLA Vegas 7-on-7 a few months ago, JC Shurburtt from 247sports called Austin “dominant at times during the event” and that “he’s a big-bodied prospect that has good hands and plays strong.”
Here is a highlight video that shows some of what Austin did during his previous season at his high school. One of his strong abilities of note is staying in bounds on close catches on the sideline. He also has a great ability to leap over his defender during one-on-one coverage, making him a go-to guy in those moments depending on his matchup. The question will be if he can be more of a playmaker after his catches in the next level.