Lawrence opens up recruitment

2014 Western Branch (Chesapeake, Va.) defensive back DaiQuan Lawrence de-committed from Wake Forest and was offered by ECU a few days ago. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about it.

With the recent resignation of Wake Forest Head Coach Jim Grobe after thirteen seasons, commits from his 2014 recruiting class are beginning to open up their recruitment.

Among those to de-commit is 6-foot-1, 190- pound Western Branch cornerback DaiQuan Lawrence. He mentioned Grobe's resignation was the deciding factor and he was offered by ECU right after he changed his mind.

"Since the de-commitment I've heard from Virginia again," said Lawrence. "I've also been hearing from Army, Syracuse, UNC Chapel Hill, N.C. State and ECU. I have offers from all of them except UNC and N.C. State."

Lawrence received his offer from the Pirates on Tuesday December 5. While he didn't remember which coach it was who offered him, he was told a coach will be by his school Thursday to visit him.

It's an exciting process once again for Lawrence after opening his recruitment back up. The standout cornerback likes ECU, but after committing early the first time around he is being patient with his next decision.

"My interest in ECU is very high," Lawrence said. "I actually was disappointed when they didn't come through the first time around, but I'm very excited about my second chance."

Before his commitment to Wake Forest, the Demon Deacons were in a close race with the Virginia Cavaliers to land Lawrence. After receiving more offers and getting back into the recruiting game UVA remains atop Lawrence's list of schools, but he has no plans to commit to any school anytime soon.

"As far as a top school, everyone is pretty even keel besides Virginia," said Lawrence. "They are at the top, but only because they were a close second the first time. I'm not in any rush to commit again though."

With signing day approaching, Lawrence is embracing the rest of his recruitment and plans on taking some visits to broaden his spectrum, starting with ECU.

"I have to talk to my coaches today and see when is convenient for them, but whenever I can go I'll be at ECU to visit," said Lawrence.


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