Austin and his twin brother Lawrence are an anticipated pair at cornerback. Neither has great size – Lance is 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds and Lawrence is 5-9, 170 – but have reputations as big hitters. They picked Tech over offers from Vanderbilt and South Carolina, among others. Linebackers coach Andy McCollum, who helped bring the two to Tech, memorably compared them to piranhas on signing day.
Austin naturally wants to play this season as a true freshman. It would seem he and his brother both stand a decent chance to do so, likely in a special-teams role.