The Opening: Reviewing Lawrence Cager

With The Opening complete, Scout.com takes a look at each member of the East Region to perform at the event. This installment features Baltimore Calvert Hall receiver Lawrence Cager.

Lawrence Cager

School: Baltimore Calvert Hall
Position: Wide Receiver
Ht.: 6-4 ½ Wt.:195
40-yard dash: Did not run
Shuttle: 3.94
Vertical jump: 39.1
Ranking change: Remained an unranked three-start

Recruiting situation:Cager had a big spring and earned offers at a number of spots, including a Virginia Tech, where he earned an offer a few days ago. Cager also landed an offer from Washington when he arrived at The Opening. He visited the campus last year, and liked what he saw.

Cager said he speak the most with Rutgers and Wake Forest, but he is in the process of visiting Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee and Kentucky this week, and will visit Ohio State later this month for Friday Night Lights.

However, Cager doesn’t expect to make a decision any time soon. He wants to name a top five after the summer, make official visits in the fall and then make a decision.

Scouting Report: Cager used his length well and was quick getting off the line of scrimmage. He was able to get in and out of breaks during the combine portion of the three-day event and was open down the field. He also ran some nice routes to the sideline and adjusted to the ball well in the air.

However, the tightness Cager felt in his leg limited his effectiveness in the 7-on-7 portion of the event. Cager showed toughness by continuing to compete, and he was able to get some decent releases off the line of scrimmage against some strong cornerbacks.

Once Cager was into a route, he located the ball well and made the catches he should make. He showed an ability to position his large frame to keep defensive backs from getting to the ball on shorter routes, but he did not have the down-the-field impact he could have had if he was fully healthy.

What was learned: Cager did well the first day during the Nike Football Training Camp portion of the event. He was able to get off the line of scrimmage against high-level competition, and use his speed and size to get down the field. He showed he belonged with the level of competition at the event, but an overall evaluation is not possible because he was hampered by the leg injury/


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