Why be excited:At Daniel High, Lawson had a wrecking crew of a career. Now with a season of prep school football under his belt, the former Independent Mail Area Player of the Year has grown into a college-ready defensive end. Lawson is quick off the ball and big and powerful enough to take on blocks from offensive tackles and tight ends. As a January enrollee, he'll benefit from going through off-season workouts and spring practice.
You may not know: Lawson - who is rated as the No. 1 prep school player in the nation by Rivals - starred in basketball at Daniel High, and as a senior was ranked as the No. 10 hoops prospect in South Carolina by ESPN.
How he fits into the depth chart: Lawson should step immediately into the top-five mix at defensive end.
Position:DE (Early enrollee)
High School: Hargrave (Va.)
Coach: Ben Paris
Recruited By: Danny Pearman
Other Offers: Prep school signee.
StatsSenior - 99 tackles and 23 TFL. Junior - 100 tackles and 23 TFL.
Bench: 315 lbs.