In-State Lineman Talks Duke

There's always a need for offensive linemen at the college level and the Blue Devil coaching staff is currently combing the country for the class of 2013. One local prospect is hoping the search will result in an offer.

"I was supposed to camp at Duke for their first camp, but I had a family thing come up," said Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek lineman Tevin Lawshe. "I've been to camp with them for three years now, and I've probably visited between six and eight times."

That familiarity with the Duke program has the nation's No. 80 guard prospect comfortable with the Blue Devil camps, coaches, and players. Including one of the newest Blue Devils.

"Our all-state running back, and one of my best friends, Jela Duncan, reported to campus recently and will be a freshman. I've also got some great relationships with Coach Collins, Coach Latina, and Coach Cutcliffe. I just love the campus and the program all around."

So far Lawshe has offers from East Carolina, Georgia State, Youngstown State, and Elon. He's getting interest from North Carolina, NC State, Wake Forest, Tulane, and Appalachian State. So where are the Blue Devils in that process?

"They have all my film and my grades and test scores. I am grateful for everything I've seen so far, but a Duke offer would be really special for me. Honestly, with recruiting I would like to commit before the season starts, but not before I have a chance to visit the schools who have offered to make sure I've dug into the campus life and academic support system."

Lawshe measures out at 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds with a 5.2 forty time on the books. He projects as an offensive guard and can bench press 330 pounds and squat 450.

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