4-Star Lineman Plans Return Trip to Auburn

A recruiting report is featured on defensive end prospect Carl Lawson, who is receiving plenty of interest from colleges.

Alpharetta, Ga.--In a football recruiting class filled with outstanding prospects in the state of Georgia who will sign in 2013, Milton High School's Carl Lawson is one of the most exciting ones.

A defensive end with a winning combination of size, toughness and outstanding quickness, the Scout.com four-star prospect has a basket full of scholarship offers, and they keep coming in.

"The latest one I got was from Nebraska," Lawson said.

One of the early offers he received was from Auburn, which he says is one of his favorite colleges. The 6-3, 245-pound prospect noted he is planning to make a return trip to the Plains, his third this year, to check out the Tigers as they go through spring training. The Tigers will take the practice field for the first time on Friday.

"I am going to visit Auburn this weekend," Lawson said, adding that he is still high on Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers.

He plans to make other trips this spring. "I am not exactly sure of my schedule, but I know I am going to visit LSU, Florida and Ole Miss,' he said. "I may visit Alabama, too."

Commenting on Auburn, he noted, "I like the players and the coaches there. Everybody I have met at Auburn is really nice."

Lawson is shown in action as a junior vs. Lassiter.

Nice doesn't describe Lawson when he puts on a football uniform. He plays fast and physical football, which can cause headaches for opposing offensive linemen, running backs, quarterbacks or whoever else gets in his way. Quickness, strength and a relentless style of play are his trademarks on the football field.

This spring he has been working on his speed. "I am training for the 100 with the track team," he said, noting he wants to get faster than he currently is. "I think my last time I ran was around 11.6."

With his size and strength (420 pounds bench press, 315 pounds power clean), the defensive end is an ideal candidate to throw the discus or shot put, too. He noted that he may do that, but isn't sure.

Without a doubt, his main focus athletically is football. Lawson said academically things are going well at Milton High in the classroom as well as on the football field where he made 87 tackles with 15 quarterback sacks as a junior.


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