Austin follows teammate to Idaho State

 Chaffey College football standout Marcus Austin is following teammate Jahmel Rover to Division I-AA Idaho State, according to Panthers coach Carl Beach.

Austin, out of Etiwanda High School, was the anchor of the Panthers defensive line the last two years. Austin recorded 37 tackles, seven of those for a loss. He added 4.5 sacks and a recovered fumble. He was a first-team All-Central Conference selection.

He visited the school just before Christmas, after Rover traveled there and signed on.

Beach added that Austin has had no lingering effects of a knee injury that he sustained his senior year of high school that casued him to sit out his first year at Chaffey.

“He has looked very good,” Beach said. “It as a little gimpy there for awhile but the problem seems to be behind him.”

That gives the Panthers four players who have signed or made committments. Earlier both tight end Ricky Howard and defensive back Durrell Givens decided to attend Iowa State.