Player Spotlight: Tevin Lawshe

With the departure of five-star D.J. Humphries to the University of Florida, Mallard Creek will look to Tevin Lawshe will become "the man" of the offensive line next season. The 6-foot-4, 265-pound offensive guard is receiving plenty of recruiting attention and has plans for a busy spring.

"I've been hearing from Wake Forest," said Tevin Lawshe. "I'm going to their Junior Day next weekend. I've also been hearing from Duke, N.C. State, Auburn, and South Carolina."

Lawshe has played in a lot of football games in the last two seasons as a starter for the Mavericks. Both seasons the team went 13-1, and finished their playoff run one game away from playing for a state championship.

"This year I feel I improved as a leader by showing our younger guys what it take to win," Lawshe said. "At guard, I think I'm a good puller, a good interior pass blocker, and good straight blocker.

"My position coach said all the pressure was going to be on me this year with some new guys becoming starters on the line. I think we have a great chance [next season] to get back to where we were and progress even further if we stay focused."

Lawshe went to camps last summer at Wake Forest, Duke, North Carolina State, and South Carolina. He said he's always asking questions while on campus for information on what may eventually become a future college destination.

"I ask the coaches about their recruiting board and how many offensive linemen they usually bring in per year," Lawshe said. "I want to know about the depth chart and how many offensive and defensive linemen are on it."

He was invited this spring by Duke's David Cutcliffe to their "Big Man" camp where he'll run relays with offensive and defensive linemen. Lawshe plans to camp at Tennessee and at a Nike Football Training Camp as well. He's been hearing from Wake Forest too in hopes of getting him back at their camp this summer.

"I liked Wake Forest a lot when I camped there," said Lawshe. "My education comes first and foremost, and I like how they're hard on academics. It's a small campus with a home-like environment, so you get the chance to know everybody. The coaches are great. They keep it real. And the team is close-knit. They share a common goal."

The Mavericks coaching staff is looking to use Lawshe on the other side of the ball at defensive tackle next season to get him some film at the position as well for recruiters to consider.

Lawshe is solid in the classroom. He reports a 3.0 GPA in core courses and 3.3 overall GPA with honors classes.

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