Trip Report - Scott Lawyer

Scott Lawyer is a 6-foot-2.5, 197-pound linebacker prospect from Oak Grove High School in San Jose, Calif., and Lawyer has been verbally committed to Washington after the Huskies offered him during their summer camp back in June. Other schools have inquired about his services, but Lawyer has steadfastly maintained his loyalty to UW.

This weekend he took his official visit to Seattle to put a bow on the recruiting process.

"I had a great time," Lawyer told "I was already set, but there were more details, like looking at the academics, the campus, and hanging out with the guys. That was real nice. Definitely the tour of the tutoring center was nice. I got more details on the statistics of the passing rate of the football players. They are only second to Stanford, which is pretty good. That was impressive. The basketball game was real good, real nice. And meeting all the guys, all the recruits and the hosts and the coaches, having dinner with them, was a nice experience."

The Huskies discovered Lawyer early in the process, invited him to their camp at Husky Stadium, and saw what they needed to see, both on and off the field. He did too, and a match was made right there and then. Lawyer will start out his UW career at the WIL linebacker position, the same spot that Mason Foster just parlayed into an NFL career and the financial outlay that comes with it. "They put me there in the camp, and I knew I would be at one of those spots at linebacker," Lawyer said. He added that the coaches want him to arrive at about 205-210 pounds for fall camp, with the idea of adding up to 30 pounds during his UW career, depending on what they want him to do.

Sacramento State, Cal-Poly, and San Jose State all expressed interest in trying to turn Lawyer's commitment, but he wasn't having any of it. "I didn't take it up, because they knew," he said.

Victor Burnett was Lawyer's player-host on his trip. What did the frosh linebacker tell his future teammate? "He said that spring camp is really tough, but once you get past that you're pretty much set," Lawyer said of Burnett's words of wisdom. "The school…the tutors help you through everything and really keep you in check with academics. It's really easy to pass as long as you stay on top of your work and study hard and ask for help when it's needed."

Lawyer admitted that he tried to use his powers of persuasion to lure some of the uncommitted recruits visiting UW this past weekend. "Persuading them? I did," he said. "I think it was Travis Feeney and a running back from Gonzaga (Bishop Sankey), they were kind of like on the cusp of picking what school they want to go to. We all talked to them, and it seemed like they are all leaning to Washington. They all really liked it."

We'll see if Lawyer was successful in his arguments promoting UW, but for his part he's already sold. He'll sign with the Huskies February 2nd and enroll in school this coming summer.

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