January 4, 2012

Lawson opened eyes

ATLANTA - It isn't often that a recruit comes out of no where to dominate amongst big time talent, but Milton defensive end Carl Lawson did just that at the Rising Seniors Bowl in Atlanta.

The Alpharetta native wowed everyone during the East team's practices as he made it nearly impossible for the offense to get off a clean play.

His dominance didn't stop in the practices, however, as he ended up with some impressive numbers in the game as well.

"Practice was great this week and I had a lot of fun. The competition was good, but not anything I couldn't deal with. I had two sacks, and three tackles for a loss in the game," said Lawson. "I worked hard out there against some good players and made some plays. It feels good."

Lawson has yet to receive and offer, but he knows that could change any minute.

"I know schools are going to offer soon," he said. "I have been getting the most love and attention from Auburn. They are recruiting me the most, but I have been getting a lot of mail from other schools too. I hear from Alabama, Tennessee, Syracuse, South Carolina, and maybe like five letters from Texas A&M, but that's it."

While he has managed to capture the attention of schools all over the country to this point, Lawson has yet to hear from the two schools that are closest to him geographically.

"I haven't heard anything from Georgia or Georgia Tech," he said. "Neither school has contacted me or anything."

Lawson not only impressed observers with his play on the field, but he also showed a great deal of football intelligence during the Rising Seniors week.

That intelligence is evident when he stalks about his position preference at the next level.

"I can play defensive end in the 4-3," he said. "But I would also love a chance to play that outside linebacker position, that 'jack' linebacker position in the 3-4. There I could rush the passer and cover, and I used to play outside linebacker."

s for a dream offer, Lawson is not shy about letting people know that an out of state school is whom he would most like to hear from.

"My dream offer is Alabama," said Lawson. "They are doing big things over there and I hope I get an offer."

Looking towards the future, the Peach State sleeper is hopeful that some things will change in his recruitment very soon.

"I just hope the offers start coming in and I hope I finally have coaches look at me," said Lawson. "I'm just tired of being no body and can't wait until people start recognizing me and what I can do."

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