Carl Lawson Changes His Mind About GT

Alpharetta, Ga. defensive end Carl Lawson has plenty of suitors, but until his Monday afternoon visit to the Flats, he wasn't seriously considering the Yellow Jackets. That all changed when he had a chance to see everything Georgia Tech had to offer.

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"Before this visit, I hated Georgia Tech," Lawson said. "The last time I was here, we stayed in a hotel across the street and I thought the whole campus was just one street." After visiting the campus on Monday and having a chance to delve deeper into what GT has to offer its students, Lawson was feeling a lot better about the school.

"Coach (Lamar) Owens showed me around campus, and it changed my whole perspective," Lawson said. "There was a lot more to the campus than I thought."

Having seen the football facilities several times before, Lawson said it was a good visit, but he wanted to see the other parts of the campus. He was happy to see the academic buildings and share the experience with several of his Milton High School teammates.

On the football side, Lawson said he heard positive things from the coaching staff. "They said they need outside linemen that are solid pass-rushers," Lawson said. And considering he sees pass-rushing as one of his biggest strengths, that was music to his ears.

Of course, Lawson has well over 10 schools that have offered him and are actively pursuing his services, so this will be a battle for the Yellow Jackets. As he continues down the path of narrowing the potential schools for him, Lawson said he will continue to keep an eye on who actively recruits him and will decide accordingly when his process comes to an end.

Until then, he is setting his eyes on the final year of football at Milton High – he is working to help his team win the region, and his goal is to record 30 sacks in the 2012 season.


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