Austin Torres Talks Recruitment
6'6 Penn High School, IN forward Austin Torres has had a successful spring and early summer playing AAU with MBA Select and playing with his high school team. Austin recently was up in Michigan and visited Northwood, who offered, and Central Michigan. "I enjoyed both my visits." Torres said. "I didn't know how nice the city was up there." Torres said about his Northwood visit. Austin enjoyed his visit to Mt. Pleasant as well. "It was a real good experience, everything I saw was great." Austin is also hearing from Hillsdale and Western Michigan in the great lake states, as well as Elon, Eastern Kentucky, who he has also visited, South Dakota, Indiana Wesleyan and Indiana East, both who have offered.
Austin is an athletic hybrid who can play the 3 or the 4 position. Torres is currently working on his jump shooting and his ball handling as he continues to get more versatile. Austin has seen his recruitment grow since April playing AAU with MBA Select. "It's been much better exposure." Torres said. "I also really love playing with the team, we all get along and it has been going great." Torres and his MBA teammates will be in Indy, Kentucky and Ft Wayne during July, and he hopes his strong play can continue.
Austin hopes to make his college choice by the late fall or early winter "depends on how the next few months go." Torres said. When he does make his decision Austin will look at much more then just the basketball team. "Academics is the most important thing to me." Austin said "That's the future." Torres added "Then it is about fitting in to a program and getting along with the staff and players."
Before all of that Austin still has a senior basketball season he is focused on. "This summer I am focusing on being there for my high school team, and being a leader." Austin said. "We have to play as a team , we really only graduated one key player from last years team (Belmont bound Jeff Laidig) and we made the sectional championship last year." Torres added "This summer will be a nice test for us."