Lawson Turns Recruiter For Big Cat Weekend

Auburn commitment Carl Lawson discusses Big Cat Weekend and talks about turning into a recruiter for the Tigers.

Milton, Ga.—Auburn commitment and one of the top defensive ends in the country for the 2013 class, Carl Lawson has been a frequent visitor to the Plains in the last few months but was once again on the Auburn campus over the weekend to take part in a special recruiting trip.

Big Cat Weekend is something the Auburn coaching staff came up with four years ago to give the prospects a chance to relax and have fun on a visit with their families while also getting an opportunity to learn more about the coaches and football program at the same time. Already fully on board with the Tigers, Lawson said the weekend for him was just about having a good time.

"It was just a fun day," Lawson said. "There was lots of fun and games. It was just a good chance to see the coaches and people again. It was just a day to have fun."

In addition to having fun in a relaxed atmosphere, Lawson said it was also an opportunity for his family to get even more accustomed to Auburn. Because it's going to be his home next year he said it's important that they continue to feel at home as well.

"It wasn't as much for me, but more for my family," Lawson said. "We're all part of a family so I wanted to bring my family down to have fun. It wasn't really for me because I had been to Auburn a lot of times."

Saying "he's never had any doubts" about Auburn being the right school for him, Lawson said one of his biggest jobs at Big Cat Weekend was becoming a recruiter to try to get some of the other top players in the country to join his class at Auburn. One of the biggest literally and figuratively is's top defensive tackle prospect Montravius Adams, who Lawson said he feels like they made an impact on over the weekend.

"It was pretty fun," Lawson said. "I think everyone made a big impact. It was a great day for recruiting. I think we made a big impression on Montravius and Arshaud (commitment A.J. Jackson). Everyone loved it, you could tell. I feel like everyone made an impact on them."

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