"Tevin is a good-sized kid – he's about 6-foot-4 – and he has good feet," Mallard Creek head coach Mike Palmieri said. "He plays guard for us – and that's where he'll stay even with D.J. [Humphries] gone – but he could play center or tackle in college, because he has the feet to do it."
Lawshe became a varsity starter at guard as a sophomore. He continued to play guard during his junior season, but was moved out to tackle in certain situations.
The past couple of seasons, Lawshe blocked for Jela Duncan, who rushed for nearly 4,000 yards in that span. Meanwhile, Mallard Creek posted a 26-2 record combined in both seasons.
"He's a kid that had a great season for us last year," Palmieri said. "He went a little under the radar, because we had probably the best kid in the country at that position [Humphries]. But Tevin really came into his own. We expect great things out of him up front."
This past Friday, East Carolina became the first school to offer Lawshe a scholarship. He's also hearing from Auburn, Duke, North Carolina, NC State, Tennessee, and Wake Forest.
Lawshe attended the Tar Heels' Junior Day on Saturday where the status of a possible UNC offer was discussed.
"They said I'm high on their boards and they said they're close to offering me – I just need to show up to camp," Lawshe said. "They want to recruit me as a center/guard. They want to see me play with the ball between my legs at the summer camp."
Although he hasn't played center on the high school level, Lawshe has experience at the position.
"I've actually played center since I was seven [years old]," Lawshe said. "But once I got bigger in middle school and high school, they started to put me at tackle and guard. But I do have a center background. I still work on snapping in practice and by myself."
In addition to accepting UNC's camp invitation, Lawshe plans to camp at Duke and Tennessee.
Duke and East Carolina have emerged as early favorites for Lawshe.
"East Carolina is my first offer and they were the first one to show interest in me," Lawshe said. "And Duke as well – they haven't offered, but they've been showing high interest in me since the beginning."
UNC, though, isn't too far behind its fellow in-state program as Lawshe begins to learn more about its new coaching staff.
"The new staff is very energetic," Lawshe said. "And they want to do big things up there with North Carolina kids. I like its campus and I have a close bond with their players."
This coming Saturday, Lawshe will attend Wake Forest's Junior Day.
Among the list Mallard Creek alumni that has continued their football careers on the collegiate level, Lawshe is the closest to Florida signee D.J. Humphries.