Charlotte (N.C) Christian defensive back Desmond Lawrence (6'1/175) already has scholarship offers from North Carolina State, Duke, South Carolina, and Virginia and is beginning to hear from several other schools.
"Other than the four schools that have offered, I am hearing from Maryland, Florida, and North Carolina the most," said Lawrence. "I am also getting letters from Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Georgia Tech. South Carolina and Duke are recruiting me the hardest."
Lawrence was able to visit South Carolina, Clemson, North Carolina, Miami, and Duke this past season. The Charlotte Christian product knows what he will be looking for when the time comes to make a college decision.
"Education, somewhere where I can go and win, and a place where I can have a chance to play as soon as I get there," he said.
Lawrence plays both the run and pass extremely well, but is quick to point out what he needs to improve on.
"I am working on little things, like coming out of my breaks faster and reading routes quicker," Lawrence said.
Although the season is over, the junior playmaker will have a busy offseason. Lawrence was selected to attend the U.S. Army All-American national combine Jan. 5-6 at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas. He will also visit several schools this spring.
"I am probably going to visit N.C. State, Virginia, Clemson, South Carolina, and Duke," he said.
Lawrence had a big junior season. He played both cornerback and running back for Charlotte Christian. Lawrence had 50 tackles, three interceptions, four pass-breakups, and returned a punt for a touchdown. He also rushed for 900 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense. Lawrence grew up a Virginia Tech, but claims no favorites at this time and is open to everyone. The junior bench presses 300 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds.