The six-foot-three, 300-pounder, who can play guard, center or tackle, was in Auburn last weekend to check out the Tigers' most recent junior day.
"It was a great visit," Lawrence says. "It was a lot of fun. We did a lot of things like watching highlight films with all of the coaches."
Lawrence notes that even though he lives close to the Alabama campus, he has been very interested in the Auburn football program. "Actually, I?am originally from Alexander City so I was an Auburn fan before we moved to Tuscaloosa," he says.
Lawrence helped the Patriots post a 9-2 record on the football field last fall. In addition to good size, he has excellent strength for a high school junior. He bench presses 330 pounds and squats 470.
In the classroom he has a 3.5 grade point average and already has posted a qualifying ACT score for college.
A starter since his sophomore season at Hillcrest, Lawrence is looking for his first major college scholarship offer. "I am looking for anywhere in the SEC, but other colleges would work," he says.
He previously played baseball, but is concentrating on football now. Commenting on what he believes is his strength as an offensive lineman, Lawrence says, "It is definitely run blocking because we play the veer--a triple option type of deal so we run block 65 to 70 percent of the time."
His visit to Auburn was his second junior day outing. "I also went to one at Mississippi State," he points out.