Georgia Tech Inks Three Recruits From Lamar County
By Clenaure Carter
Georgia Tech inked their eighth, ninth and 10th recruits last week, and these three recruits are more than just special. Lawrence and Lance Austin told GoJackets.com that the decision to commit to the Yellow Jackets was a no-brainer. According to Lance, the Austin twins attended a Georgia Tech football camp on June 9 and were invited back the following day to conduct a more in-depth workout with Coach Ted Roof’s coaching staff.
The coaching staff informed Lawrence and Lance they have a strong possibility of starting together in the Georgia Tech secondary. Most of Georgia Tech’s current secondary soon will graduate, opening the gates for the Austins to receive playing time both in the secondary and special teams. According to sources, the twins gravitated to Coach Roof’s straightforward approach.
Main selling points for both athletes included staying close to home and the chance at a great Georgia Tech education. Both carry 3.8 GPAs. Georgia Tech also offered a deal the twins could not turn away: The chance to play together at the collegiate level.
After the news of the Austin twins joining the Yellow Jackets, another Lamar County High School recruit, Qua Searcy, committed to Georgia Tech. Searcy is a multi-positional athlete capable of playing on both sides of the football. Coaches at Tech believe Searcy could contribute as a talented wide receiver with the ability to play A-Back or defensive back.
In a recent interview, the multi-positional athlete said, “I don’t care where they put me, I just want to get out on the field and help my new teammates win games."
Searcy admits the signings of the Austin twins helped solidify his decision to commit to Georgia Tech. Searcy is the 10th Georgia Tech commit this season. He was mulling over offers from Louisville, North Carolina, and Wisconsin and had reported offers from Clemson, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Searcy is a 5-foot-11, 170-pound, three-star athlete.
"He's an intelligent football player and underrated," Lamar County head coach Franklin Stephens said.