Florida 4-star still thinking about Clemson

Florida 4-star still thinking about Clemson


Florida 4-star still thinking about Clemson

Clemson is hoping to get Coconut Creek (Fla.) North Broward four-star wide receiver Kevin Austin on campus this summer after offering him earlier this month.

“I’m talking to my coach and my parents about visiting this summer, but I’m not positive if I am yet,” Austin told The Clemson Insider.

Austin announced a top four of Duke, Miami, Notre Dame and Tennessee in late April, and said he will “most likely” commit before August.

After receiving the offer from the Tigers on May 13, however, he is still considering Clemson and contemplating a summer visit.

“I think I might (visit), but I’m still considering because I’m going to be going a lot of places throughout the summer for camp and The Opening and all that stuff,” he said.

Should Austin make the trip, what would he want to learn about the school and program?

“I want to look over the academics,” he said, “and talk to coach (Dabo) Swinney and the wide receivers coach (Jeff Scott) about his philosophy on getting wide receivers to the next level.”

Brent Venables, who informed Austin of his offer from Clemson while at his school during the spring evaluation period, has been in touch since.

“He’s been talking to me about how they’re looking for a key component in their offense because they lost Mike (Williams),” Austin said.

Austin is looking to choose a school that will help him be successful in the long run, not just the short term.

“My future, life after football,” he said. “What colleges are going to set me up for the next 40 years and not just the next four.”

As a junior last season, Austin caught 41 passes for 1,021 yards and 13 touchdowns. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder also ran for 454 yards and six scores on 46 attempts.


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