July 21, 2013
IMPACT ANALYSIS: Enigmatic DT could be a star
AUBURN | The Tigers finished last in the Southeastern Conference in rushing yards allowed last season.
The race is on to fix that major problem.
Auburn on Sunday added its most intriguing player of the 2014 class in defensive tackle Devaro Lawrence from Georgia Military College. He hasn't played a varsity game in almost two years, but the 6-foot-3 defensive tackle was dominant as a redshirt player last season.
That film, a series of scouting reports and two sit-down meetings with assistant coach Rodney Garner convinced the Tigers that Lawrence was an important piece of the team's rebuilding effort. So who is this enigmatic prospect?
Let's take a look in AuburnSports.com' Impact Analysis of Lawrence's commitment:
Auburn was evaluating fellow GMC defensive lineman DaVonte Lambert this spring when coaches identified an unknown player making several impressive plays as well.
That player was Lawrence.
He received tepid interest from both Clemson and South Carolina as a senior at Carolina High in Greenville, S.C., during the 2011 season. Lawrence graduated and enrolled at Greenville Tech C.C. before leaving a few months later.
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