It's been a long time coming, but on Wednesday, Lawless received an offer from West Virginia to enroll there this summer.
"It's just an offer (at this point)," Lawless told JCFootball.com. "Right now I'm just talking over everything with my parents once emotions and everything die down so that I can make a good decision."
The offer from the Mountaineers is the first for the talented hybrid linebacker/defensive end to enroll this summer.
"I'm going to make my decision (on what he will do) in the next few days," Lawless noted.
As a freshman at Santa Monica last season, Lawless totaled 24 tackles, five sacks and 10 tackles-for-loss while working his way into the defensive line rotation.
Should he decide to enroll this summer, Lawless would have four years to play three.