Another 3-star DB, Lance Austin has some of the same traits and abilities as his twin brother, and is the slightly bigger of the two, standing about one inch taller and one pound heavier at 5’11, 171lbs.
Rated a little better than his brother, coming in as the no. 92 defensive back in this years class, Lance finds himself not only in competition with the rest of the recruits at his position, but his own flesh and blood as well. Not willing to let Lawrence outdo him, Lance has shown he too can be utilized both on offense and defense.
In a game against Lovett HS on December 14, 2013, Lance had an outstanding game, making plays for the Trojans on both sides of the ball, and doing it well. He posted 15 tackles on defense, and then carried the ball 10 times for 60 yards on offense.
It will be something else to see two Austins in the secondary (and probably all over the field) for the next several years on the Flats. It’s not often when twins come out of high school that highly rated, and at the same position. Defensive coordinator Ted Roof will have quite a stable of defensive backs at his disposal moving forward.
Nearly identical in both looks and ability, Lance and Lawrence Austin should play a huge role in the success of the Yellow Jackets.