Three teammates, three cornerbacks, three three-star prospects and now three Georgia Tech commitments.
This week, Georgia Tech landed pledges from twins Lawrence Austin and Lance Austin and Qua Searcy, all of whom play at Lamar County in Barnesville, Ga..
Rivals.com ranks Lawrence Austin, who measures in at 5-foot-9, 175 pounds, the No. 52 cornerback in the country, though he’s unranked by Scout.com. Lawrence slightly beat out Lance Austin, his twin brother, as Rivals.com ranks him the No. 53 cornerback in the country.
“It feels good to have the decision over and to know where we are going to school and that we worked hard to get there,” Lawrence Austin told JacketsOnline.com.
Paul Johnson sold the twins on the academic prowess of Georgia Tech as well as the opportunity to have the two brothers play together, close to their family. They chose the Yellow Jackets over offers from South Carolina, Stanford, Vanderbilt, among others choices.
Searcy does not have a national ranking with either Rivals.com or Scout.com, though Rivals.com has Searcy as the No. 79 prospect in Georgia. He chose Georgia Tech on Wednesday over offers from Louisville, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Clemson, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. His coach at Lamar County said the commitments of the Austin twins increased Searcy’s interest in Georgia Tech as they immediately turned into recruiters for the school.
“I think Quay has been up there to visit once or twice – I know for the spring game,” Lamar County coach Franklin Stephens told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “And when Lance and Lawrence committed on Monday, I think they became instant recruiters for Georgia Tech. Quay was one of those guys that Georgia Tech was really interested in.”
With the commitments of this trio, Georgia Tech now has 10 commitments in the class of 2014.