Lawson, who was in school on Monday, confirmed with Scout.com that he committed to Purdue.
"Ole Miss was very serious and they were at a lot of our games but Purdue, they called, the head coach and they were serious, serious," CP3 coach Tony Edwards said. "They just wanted him to come to campus and that was it."
Lawson is a 6-foot-8 athlete. He's got amazing leaping ability and possesses explosiveness around the hoop. In short, he's what Painter coveted and the Boilermakers strolled into North Carolina and extracted him from ACC country.
"They wanted to be the first team to get him on campus," Oak Ridge coach Stan Kowaleski said. "It's a unique situation. They're a Top Five team and Jacob really liked the guys. Plus, there's an opportunity for minutes there."