"They liked my tape a lot," Lawrence said. "The coaches mentioned how they liked my ability to finish off plays and that when I get into that linebacker level I am able to get my hands on the linebackers."
Lawrence's work ethic figures to be a major plus in his pursuit of early playing time.
"Anybody who knows me knows that I'm my biggest critic," Lawrence said. "I'm the type of guy who believes that I could have always blocked more guys or that I could have worked harder in the weight room each day."
His pursuit of excellence is evident in the way Lawrence describes his past season.
"We went nine and two, but we lost in our bowl game, which was very frustrating," Lawrence said. "Anytime you lose you always wonder what else could've been done and that is something everyone has to live with."
Fortunately for Arizona fans, Lawrence will be taking part in spring practice.
"I've already envisioned myself down there," Lawrence said. "When I get down there I know one thing for certain, which is that guys might work as hard as me, but I won't leave anything at all on the field.
"I know that I'm going down there to play football and my plan is to go down there get everything going and make people proud to be UA fans."