January 22, 2007

Austin takes final trip

The nation's No. 1 defensive tackle, Marvin Austin from Washington (D.C.) Ballou, is done with his official visits after taking a trip to Tallahassee, Fla. to check out the Florida State Seminoles.

"The visit was good, I got to spend some more time with Myron Rolle and there were a bunch of other recruits down there as well," said the 6-foot-2, 297-pounder. "I got to see their state-of-the-art broadcasting studio and it turns out they've sent some 20 or more students to ESPN for broadcasting. That's what I want to major in so it was good to see and learn all that."

Austin spent time with his recruiting coach, Odell Haggins, and head coach Bobby Bowden. Austin got to spend some time at Bowden's house.

"It was nice, very old fashioned and that's how coach Bowden is," said Austin. "He's a good guy and it was cool to spend time with him."

Austin visited Tallahassee back in the summer and clicked with Rolle, the rising sophomore from New Jersey. The two became closer on his latest trip.

"Myron's a good guy and he told me a lot about Florida State," said Austin. "It's good to hear it from a player who had as many choices as I have."

Austin visited North Carolina last weekend and Austin said that the 'Heels and 'Noles are on top of his list.

"After those two its Southern Cal, they're back in there a bit after TMac (USC assistant Todd McNair) came out and visited me last week. Tennessee and Maryland is after that in order. I'm done with my visits, now I'll talk to the coaches a few more times and make my decision."


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