There may not be a more sought after wide receiver recruit in the nation than Lawrence Cager. The Baltimore (Md.) Calvert Hall College standout is a 6-foot-5 and 200-pound monster at the receiver position and he will play his last high school game with his teammates next week.
"We have our last game of the season on Thanksgiving morning for our rivalry game," Cager said. "We have a had to wait a long time to play that game."
Cager says he's not sure of his exact senior year statistics. He knew a couple of them and credits a lot of work in the off-season to improve his speed for the success that he's had this season.
"I don't know how many yards or how many receptions I have exactly. I had eight receiving touchdowns through 10 games. I felt like my speed really improved from last season because I have always had size and been physical, but I run a 4.5 now."
The size of Cager jumps off the page and the tape at you about Cager. The college coaches have been told him that they like him at the "X" and also compliment his route running abilities for a recruit with his size.
"Coaches are saying that they like me split out as the "X". They like how I get in and out of my breaks for a big man. I can also run all of the routes in the route tree."
Cager just returned from an unofficial visit to Alabama this past weekend. His first official visit will be this weekend. He will also make official visits for the next four weekends and will set up his fifth for a weekend in December because he plans to announce his commitment at the U.S. Army All-American game.
"My first official visit is to Wake Forest on November 21. I have Ohio State on November 28th, Virginia Tech is December 6 and Ohio State is December 12. I am still scheduling my Alabama official visit."
One of the more recent offers to find it's way to Cager was from Nebraska. The Huskers are looking for another receiver in the class and getting a receiver with Cager's size could compliment the other receivers already committed to The Big Red.
"It's probably too late for Nebraska," Cager said. "I am just looking at those five schools. Nebraska came in late and I couldn't fully evaluate them. They were just late and it was bad timing."