Boise State had a commitment from wide receiver Jack Austin (Chino Hills, Calif./Chino Hills) for the past few months, but on Monday he was flipped and is now heading to Cal.
Austin took a visit with the new staff this past weekend, and he felt it was an offer he could not pass up:
"When Cal presented the opportunity, I felt like it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up," Austin said. "It's not every day you have Cal knocking on your door."
Austin said Cal has always been a special place for him, and the academic challenge and reward it presents sold him on the school almost immediately. On Sunday, before his meeting with Dykes, Austin said his father asked him if he was ready to make a decision.
"I told him I was," Austin said. "I committed to Coach Dykes during the meeting. He was really surprised. He didn't see it coming, but he was definitely happy."
After the visit, Austin said that he is shutting down his recruitment and will head to Cal in June.
Here is how Austin is rated from the various services:
247sports: three-star (82), 184th ranked receiver, 147th ranked in California
Scout: three-star, 77th ranked receiver
ESPN: three-star (78), 73rd ranked receiver, 64th ranked in California
This is a big blow for Boise State which as a program has done very well recruiting California. Austin is a three-star recruit -- with good hands and route running -- who had offers from Arizona State, Oregon Staet, Utah and others. At this late point in the recruiting process Boise State is now in the market for another wide receiver.
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