Lawson Talks Florida Junior Day

Options continue increasing for defensive end Carl Lawson, who already has more than fifteen offers from some of the country's top programs. Lawson took a trip down from his hometown of Alpharetta, Georgia to Gainesville for Florida's Junior Day Saturday.

Carl Lawson said visiting the Florida campus was great and he had some good conversations with the coaching staff.

"We walked around the campus, it was a beautiful campus, there was a nice cool breeze, I really loved it. I got to talk to the coaching staff about what position I was going to be playing, they told me how much they wanted me to be there. Talked to Coach Muschamp for awhile," Lawson said.

"They are recruiting me at that buck position. It sounds great because you get to rush the passer twenty-four seven."

Lawson learned a lot at Florida's junior day about the program, and he was especially impressed by the strong focus on academics for the athletes.

"I thought it was great, the educational system they have down there is great. I like the way they heavily control the study hall, personal tutors, it just seems like as far as getting your work done it was sufficient and it was very unique," he said.

Florida defensive line coach Bryant Young is Lawson's main recruiter for the Gators, Lawson says they talk about once a week. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound defensive end is keeping his mind open at this point, but he says Florida, Alabama, Auburn, UCLA, Tennessee, and Georgia Tech are standing out. He visited Georgia Tech the weekend before visiting Gainesville, and really enjoyed his time there as well.

Lawson doesn't plan on waiting until signing day to make a decision, he'd rather get it out of the way early.

"Probably going to decide before signing day so I have time to focus on football and school."

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