"He's one of the most athletic linemen I've ever seen at his size," Person assistant coach Earl Harrelson said. "He's 6-4 [and] 290 [pounds] and can run a 4.9 [40-yard dash] and he can pull like no other."
Lawson has been a varsity starter since stepping foot on Person's campus as a freshman. All three of those seasons have resulted in All-Pac 6 Conference honors. Last season, he graded out at 94-percent.
As a freshman, Lawson started at left offensive tackle. He was moved inside to left guard prior to his sophomore season. He played tackle and guard, and even saw some snaps at defensive tackle during his junior season. For his senior season, Lawson will start on both sides of the ball.
"The best thing he does is pull, so we try to use that to our advantage," Harrelson said.
Lawson reports verbal scholarship offers from Central Florida, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, NC State, Stanford, Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt.
"I get mail from all the schools in the ACC, all the schools in the SEC, all the schools in the PAC-10 and the Big Ten," Lawson said.
Lawson is virtually being recruited for every position along the offensive line. UNC, for example, projects him at center, whereas NC State likes him as either a guard or tackle.
Thus far, Lawson has visited East Carolina, Maryland, UNC, NC State, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest. Within the next couple of weeks, he will be making visits to Duke and NC State for spring practices.
Although wide open to every school, Lawson has an early top five – UNC, NC State, Oregon, South Carolina, and Stanford.
"I like the locations, the universities, and the offenses that those schools run," Lawson said. "And I like the vibe I get from the coaches [from those schools] so far."
Lawson grew up a UNC fan… Lawson is also a part of Person's track and field team participating in the shut put and discus, and on occasions running the 100-meter dash. His personal best in the 100 is 11.5.