Magnolia QB discusses options

Cameron Lawrence (QB/Ath, Senatobia, MS) - One of the Magnolia state's top prospects has a lot of questions left to be answered.

For one, he still is trying to figure out which position he is going to play on the next level.

And two, Lawrence is still looking for a place to call home.

So just which position does the 6' 2", 205 pounder prefer to play?

"Right now, it does not matter. I could play QB, SS, and some of them are even talking about me playing outside linebacker," added the always well mannered Cameron Lawrence. "It depends on my weight. I have put on 17 pounds in the last year alone. I went from 188 to 205 now. I have worked hard at maintaining my (4.6) speed, while adding weight, and so far I have done that."

Lawrence was named the MVP at the combine in New Orleans last Spring, as only a sophomore. But that does not necessarily mean that Lawrence thinks that is his best position.

"I really do not know right now. The coaches tell me the same thing. They do not know which side of the ball I am better at, and they would know better than me. I like both sides of the ball equally, really. I just want to play where ever I can get on the field the quickest."

The Magnolia Heights product rushed for over 1, 300 yards and passed for over 900 and totaled 22 TD's as a junior. He also amassed 110 tackles, 2 sacks, and 4 interceptions. Now you can see the difficulty in predicting the position he will land at on the next level. Cameron was named All-State at DB as a sophomore and was also named All-Conference at both QB and DB

"Oklahoma State offered me as a QB, and MSU wants me to play safety. Duke just wants to get me up there as an athlete. Those are the three schools who have offered me so far. Ole Miss, Alabama, Vandy, USM, and Nebraska are also showing me alot of interest. Memphis too."

Lawrence has begun to build relationships with several of the coaches who are recruiting him.

"I talk to all of the coaches who have offered me on the phone a lot. I also talk to Ole Miss' coaches a lot. USM and Nebraska call my coach a lot. I have spoken to the Nebraska coaches on the phone one time, but Southern has been going through my coach."

The All-State selection had a chance to take in Ole Miss' Jr Day this past weekend.

"I have to say that I definitely like all of the new coaches at Ole Miss. I met Coaches Dameron and Austin on an unofficial visit two weekends back when I just drove down there for the day, but I had not met all of the other coaches. I really like those guys a lot. Coach (Derrick) Nix recruits my area, and I really like him. He is cool. But the highlight was meeting Coach Nutt after Jr Day was over. He said he really liked me a lot, and he liked my film. He told me that he wanted to see me around there more and wanted to build a better relationship with me. He wants to follow up with me because he likes me a lot."

Cameron knows quite a bit about the Rebels.

"I grew up a huge Ole Miss fan. As a kid, I went to as many of their football and basketball games as I could. Everyone around this area are die hard Ole Miss fans."

The irony in the situation is that Cameron's older brother, Addison Lawrence, is now a redshirt freshman at Mississippi State.

"I guess it was kind of a weird situation. I guess Addison felt that is where he needed to be. It was best for him. But it was not that big of a deal. The majority of my friends go to Ole Miss, so."

Will Addison play a factor in Cameron's personal decision?

Cameron Lawrence
"It is not going to be a big factor for me. I would like to go some where and make my own name. It is not a big factor for me, with Addison being at MSU. I am keeping things open."

But there are still several positives that the Dogs have going for themselves.

"I just like the staff and atmosphere at MSU. I feel real comfortable going down there. That is what I like about them."

Oklahoma State also has a selling point that no one else seems to have right now.

"The thing about them is that they have not signed a QB in their past two signing classes, and they want me to play QB. It is an opportunity to play early."

Duke's coaching staff just happens to have many of the former Ole Mis assistants and head coach at the helm.

"I never really got a chance to get to know them personally while they were at Ole Miss, but I did get to see how they coached. Coach Cutcliffe puts a lot of QB's int he NFL, and he is noted to be one of the great developers at QB, so that is a big. Plus, if you get a degree from Duke, you are in pretty good shape (laugh).

And academics are not taken lights around the Lawrence household as Cameron sports a 3.7 Core GPA and a 21 on the ACT.

"Football can only take you so far. At some point, you have to grow up and enter the real world."

Cameron continues on with the schools he in interested in.

"At Alabama, you have Nick Saban. I think he is on track, well, they had the #1 recruiting class last year. I just think you could see them playing for a national championship in a couple of years. That is definitely pretty big."

"And Ole Miss, it is so close to home, and a bunch of my friends go there. That is going to be pretty big. Plus, I like their facilities, they are top notch. And of course, I like their staff. I like a lot about Ole Miss."

"Memphis, they are really close to home, only 45 minutes. I have not met all of their coaches, but the few that I have met, I really like them. They play an exciting style of offense too."

Stay here at as we try to put all the pieces together in this talented youngster's recruitment.

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