Lawson Ready to Explode

The Yellow Jackets of Denham Springs are expected to field a very solid football team this fall. Perhaps the cornerstone of the Jacket defense will be defensive lineman Tevin Lawson. Lawson emerged as a star on the defensive side of things towards the end of last season. The home state Tigers of LSU recently watched Lawson's highlight film and tendered a scholarship offer last weekend.

Tevin Lawson profile

"LSU has been the main one," said Lawson. "They offered me, but I am not taking it right now.

"Coach Miles told me that I have a full ride that pays for everything. He said that as a freshman, I would play in the first game."

Lawson has played on both sides of the ball in high school, but the Tigers like his explosiveness as a defender.

"They want me to play defensive line," said Lawson. "I can play inside or on the defensive end. It doesn't really matter to me."

Unlike a lot of prospects from south Louisiana, Lawson has not spent a lot of weekends on the LSU campus.

"I went to camp last year for one day," said Lawson. "I went to one game last year with my friend and that was fun.

"I like LSU."

Several other programs are showing interest in the talented Lawson and he has elected to keep his options open for now and hear them out before making a commitment.

"A lot of schools have invited me to go to camps," said Lawson. "That is one of the things I am waiting on.

"I want to go to some of those camps and see what they are about.

"Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, Tulane, Oregon and a bunch of other schools have sent me something."

When decision time comes, Lawson plans to make his decision based on his relationships with coaches rather than geography.

"I want to play for good coaches who are going to teach me well," said Lawson. "I don't have to stay close to home. My mom is going to follow me no matter where I decide to go."

Bear Report Top Stories