"Signed TCU," Nettles texted to HornedFrogBlitz.com
Lawson, a mammoth 6-foot-5, 285-pounder, was once a longtime commitment to LSU, which sits just 20 minutes from Denham Springs, saw his recruitment his a meteoric rise in the last few weeks. The Tigers approached Lawson late in the process about the possibility of accepting a grayshirt offer. Two days before signing day, Lawson opened his recruitment back up. He made visits to Louisiana, Kentucky, TCU and Louisiana Tech.
Rated as one of the top defensive tackles in the nation, according to Nettles several teams came calling for Lawson. The coach said Lawson picked up twenty offers in recent weeks including Louisiana Tech, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and TCU to name a few. The coach also said Texas was another program on the verge of offering.
Nettles told HornedFrogBlitz.com on Tuesday of the type of player Lawson is.
"His upside is his body is something you just don't get. When he was in the weight room with shoes on he was 6-5, 285 at TCU the other day," Nettles said. "He's got really good feet and a good frame; if you look at him you'd think he's 250. He's going to add 20 pounds of muscle and be able to run a 4.9 or 5-flat and be a 300-pound guy inside. His potential, you just don't have many guys with that body type that are athletic and can run and be so explosive. He played a lot of left tackle on offense, if he was 6-6 he probably could've stayed at left tackle."