"I was hanging out with the current players at Ole Miss and with Ted Laurent, who has committed here, and I knew it was the place for me," said 6-1, 305-pound Defensive Lineman Lawon Scott, who hails from St. Petersburg, FL.
"Everyone is so close - the team, the staff - and they all have a lot of passion for the game of football. That impressed me a lot."
Lawon chose the Rebels over Wake Forest, FIU and Marshall. He said Wake "probably" came in second and had offered him a scholarship "recently."
"Ted (Laurent) and I hung out a lot together and took a real close look at everything at Ole Miss. He had already committed and wasn't backing down an inch. He asked me to come here with him because Ole Miss needs DTs and DL and we could play in a hurry. I liked that," he said.
Lawon said he brings "quickness and a low center of gravity" to the position.
"I was hosted by Jeremy Garrett and we are about the same height. He said it's all about quickness. That's my strength. I'm quick off the ball and off blocks. He also said I would have to keep working hard on the weights. I bench 350 now, but that can imporove a lot," he continued. "When I decided to commit, I talked to Ted and told him I thought there was a chance for both of us to play next year and then we could take over when the seniors graduated for three years."
Scott has a 3.0 GPA and said he is a full qualifier.
"Academics are important to me. The facilities at Ole Miss are nice, but the new FedEx Academic Center is what swayed me the most of the facilities. That will be as good as any academic center in America," he said. "The technology in that building is going to be second-to-none."
Lawon was escorted on his trip by his Mom, Brenda Williams.
Welcome aboard, Lawon!
Lawon Scott commits to Rebs
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