Change of plans

The Ohio State weekend in Lincoln is shaping up to be a stellar weekend. There seems to be another spot for a wide receiver in the 2012 class and Nebraska has had its eye on Upland (Calif.) wide receiver Kenny Lawler for a long time. It looked like Lawler would be in next weekend, but those plans might be changing. Will he reschedule?

Nebraska is looking at a good crop of recruits coming in next weekend for the Ohio State game. Kenny Lawler, a 6-foot-3 and 185-pound receiver at Upland (Calif.), was looking at coming in that weekend as well. That might have to change now according to his dad.

"The visit to Nebraska is tentative," Kenny Lawler Sr. said. "It's tentative, but it's probably not going to happen for the Ohio State game. It's probably going to a little further down the road.

"Those are just our tentative plans. He takes his SAT on this Saturday, October 1st. Everything in terms of the paperwork probably will not be processed in time for him to take a visit on October 8th."

There are some other big games for Nebraska coming up including a division game at the end of the month that is already set for television and a night game in Lincoln. Mr. Lawler says it's being discussed with Nebraska.

"We have talked about the Michigan State game which is at the end of the month and is also a night game. We are looking forward to taking that visit, checking out the atmosphere and seeing a home game. That is our whole plan."

Upland and Lawler are having good seasons. They just had a big win the other night and Lawler is doing a little bit of everything for Upland. You need to really look around for him because he could be at a number of different positions.

"His season is going good. They are 14th in the state. They just had a big game against NORCO and they won 54-27. He caught and threw a touchdown. He had some great catches. He played cornerback, safety and wide receiver. He did a little bit of everything."

If you were able to catch Lawler this summer at seven on seven he of course stood out playing offense, but he also flashed on defense. Mr. Lawler says that side of his son is a bit of a secret that is finally coming out.

"Nobody has really seen him play defense. People got a glimpse of it this summer in seven on seven, but never really seen him in pads. He is getting a chance to go all out and play both ways this year as a senior.

"He's been hidden a little bit. If you dig a little bit and go to our Corona Centennial game in the quarterfinals in the playoffs last year he played wide receiver and played safety the whole game. If they watch that film they will see he can play defense too."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for nine years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 11 years. His work can also be seen in's SuperPrep Magazine.
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