Laws Hard Pressed to Repeat '05 Stats

Size doesn't always matter. Ask Los Angeles Southwest College WR Jacorey Laws (5-10, 170) and he'll tell you. He isn't very big, but his speed and quickness allowed him to post some impressive numbers as a freshman at West Los Angeles last year, but an offensive system change attracted Laws to the Cougar football program. 

"I had 78 receptions for 950 yards and five touchdowns last year, but I could have done more," Laws told  "I was just trying to get used to the offense last year.  This year, even though I transferred, I think I'm going to have a big season because at Southwest, we are going to be running the same offense."

Laws boasts a forty time of 4.4 seconds and said it's his ability to run past defenders or around them that makes him the threat that he is.

"I have good hands, but my speed and quickness really are what gets me by," Laws said confidently.  "I get in and out of my breaks real quick and when the ball is in the air, I can run under it well.

"I'm also really good at breaking tackles and I've been working on my blocking so I can do that better."

This season he got off to a good start in game one, catching four or five balls, but was dinged up in game two. He's back for this weekend's contest versus East Los Angeles College.

Laws prepped at El Cajon High School in California and did well his sophomore and junior seasons, but was academically ineligible for his senior year.  "I just didn't take things seriously then, but I do now," Laws said.  "I really regret that, but I learned a lesson, so I wouldn't take it back.  Now I'm fine grade-wise and hopefully someone will give me a chance."

With the transfer, Laws has yet to hear from any four-year schools, but he expects that to change when his new coaches get his film out. 

"We're actually working on that right now," Laws said about his highlight film.  "I'm hoping to have some out before the season begins, but it may have to wait until we get a few games into the season."

So far, Laws says the new offense has started to take hold of his new teammates and he expects them to have a good season in 2006.

"We've all been out running and working out together," Laws said.  "I think we have enough athletes to be really good this year.  We just have to get the system down.  If we do that, the sky is the limit."

Laws will graduate in December and will have three years to play two at the next level. 


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