Lawler Sets Lincoln Visit

Upland (Cali.) wide receiver Kenny Lawler initially told Big Red Report that he would be unable to visit campus in June. Now, things have changed and the soon to be senior will be here in just a few weeks. If you don't have a premium membership, you are missing out on the rest of the story.

Upland (Cali.) wide receiver Kenny Lawler has been committed to Arizona State since just shortly after signing day, but it hasn't stopped the soon to be senior from looking around. After he committed, he visited UCLA and picked up offers from Nebraska, SMU, and Washington. Now the summer is near and Lawler is planning out his schedule, including a visit to Nebraska in a few weeks.

"There were some scheduling conflicts early, but we are coming," said Kenny Lawler Sr. (father) to Big Red Report on Tuesday night.

The two were not able to make it to the high school camps due to high school finals week, so Lawler will participate during one day in the Elite Quarterback Camp on June 12th through the 14th.

"He will run around and catch passes and all that," said Lawler Sr., who was asked if Kenny would actually be participating in the camp since he already had an offer. "We are not too worried about showing anything. (laughter)."

As a junior in 2010, Lawler had 42 receptions for 887 yards and nine touchdowns. At 6-foot-3m 185 pounds, currently he ranks nationally as the No. 59 WR in the country by

"A good friend of my is the head football coach (Jeff Sims) at Fort Scott Community College. He has sent five to six players to Nebraska over the last couple of years, two of their starting receivers next year are from Fort Scott," said Lawler Sr. "I respect him and that is really why we are going to be checking out Nebraska.

"What we do like about them is that they have a new offense this past spring. They went to the spread which is more receiver friendly, which is exciting for us. We want to go sit down with the coaches and see how it worked this spring, looking at the offense on film, and get a feel of how they are going to use their receivers going forward."

With no timetable to make his final decision right now, Lawler is planning on taking all five of his official visits this fall. While his father says things could be wrapped up by then, it's not the plan as of now.

So how does Lawler Sr. feel about Nebraska right now?

"When I grew up Nebraska was a powerhouse, winning National Championships with Coach Osborne there. They might not be at the level anymore, but I think the Pelini brothers have done a great job, rebuilding that program to a level where they are very respectable."

Lawler Sr. summed it all up by saying this, "Nebraska has offered us, we are high on Nebraska right now, and we just want to take a look at what they have to offer."

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