September 24, 2006

Austin talks Illinois trip

Washington (D.C.) Ballou defensive tackle Marvin Austin took his first official visit of the recruiting year to Illinois this past weekend as the Illini took on Iowa. How did the visit go and does Ron Zook have a chance at landing the No. 2 player in the country?

"The visit was good," said Austin, who was jumping on a plane for home. "I had a good time and got to hang with all the players. It's a good group of guys. There are a lot of D.C. players there which was surprising. I was hosted by Eddie McGee and saw Melvin Alaeze, Vontae Davis and some others. It's good to know that there are guys there from my area who like it."

Austin liked the area and hit it off well with the coaches.

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