Their close friend Searcy, who joined the Austins out of Lamar County High in Tech’s 2014 signing class, has three touchdowns, none bigger than the game-winning score to beat Georgia last November in Athens.
Like his twin, Lawrence Austin’s career is not without accomplishment. To this point, he has appeared in every game he has been available to play in, 44 and counting, with 25 starts. He has six career interceptions, collecting two of them in the upset win over Virginia Tech last year to earn ACC defensive back of the week. Going into Saturday’s game against Wake Foret, he leads the team in tackles with 23. Teammates voted him one of the team’s three captains two weeks ago. Undersized and overlooked in high school, he has more than lived up to expectations.