It’s that time of year again when impressive camp performances yield offers, and Dionte Austin’s recent offer from the Maryland Terrapins came as a result of a good camp, according to TerrapinTimes.com’s David Lomonico. The 2015 Calvert High cornerback standout runs a sub-4.4 forty with a 35-inch vertical, but his play last season and speed haven’t yielded any ratings from recruiting services. They have, however, given Austin major offers, and he is currently high on the Illinois Fighting Illini, Virginia Tech Hokies, Connecticut Huskies, and Toledo Rockets. More offers should be on the way, and Austin has been busy at several camps this summer.
Austin also holds offers from the Boston College Eagles, Indiana Hoosiers, and Rutgers Scarlet Knights, as Rutgers- and Virginia Tech- both offered earlier this month. Indiana and the Purdue Boilermakers are two other Big Ten schools to have hosted Austin on camp visits, and it will be interesting to see if Purdue increases their interest in Austin. Major programs like Ohio State and Penn State are checking in on Austin, so we’ll see if he is able to add a huge offer to his list.
What might be a deterrent to teams offering the Towson, Maryland CB is his lack of size, but he has a 35-inch vertical and more than makes up for his size with his ability. Austin has the upside of a shutdown corner who won’t give an inch, and he continues to be a standout at camps. Maryland took notice, and they should be heavily in the mix (along with VT) for Austin’s pledge. He’s just a sophomore, so the number of offers this early is a sign of big things to come.