Repeat visitor will be in the stands Saturday

Most times schools are lucky to get a recruit in during the summer. Location, money and time are usually your determining factors. Nebraska is getting a chance to host one of the Midwest's best linebackers for the second time in as many weeks. Could Nebraska be close to offering this standout?

The name of Blake Lawrence may be new to Husker fans, but most of the other schools in the area of Overland Park (Kans.) Shawnee West know all about the 6-foot-3, 205 pound linebacker with a 4.6/40. Lawrence is heading to Kansas tomorrow.

"I am going to Lawrence, Kansas tomorrow for their spring game," Lawrence said. "Their spring game is tomorrow night at 7:00. I have a track meet, I throw the javelin, and then I am heading to Lawrence."

Blake has some ties to Kansas already. "It's probably a 25 minute drive to Lawrence from my house. My brother also committed to Kansas last year in the class of 2006, Tyler Lawrence. I've been there many times with him and now I am starting my own visits to KU."

After the track meet and the spring game on Friday night Lawrence is headed up to Lincoln on Saturday morning. "We are going to head out really early. It's only about three hours from Kansas City. I was in Lincoln for their junior day only two weeks ago."

To return so quickly, Lawrence must have seen something that he liked in Lincoln previously. "I hadn't been to Lincoln before junior day. I am looking forward to getting back to check out the environment during a game. What I have heard, it's quite a special place."

Nebraska hasn't offered yet, but Lawrence is already holding a nice amount of offers so far. "I have offers from Missouri, Kansas State, Kansas, Michigan State, Texas Tech, Colorado State and Ball State. Nebraska is going pretty well. My visit went really well. The coaches made me feel pretty at home at the place. They have pretty good interest. Nebraska is definitely a high caliber team."

Admittedly, Lawrence says that things are going a little slow, but he expects things to pick up with the evaluation period and some camps that he plans to make. "Right now things are a little slow with the whole recruiting process because everyone is so wrapped up in their own practices and spring game."

"The evaluation period is definitely going to help things to peak in May and then go down in the summer, unless you go to camps. At the beginning of the football season everything starts right back up again. I am actually working out a way to get up to the Scout.com combine in Iowa City. I am going to go to the Nike camp at Penn State. It's a way to get Nike and EA done in the same week. I will probably make the rounds with the team camps."


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