May 2, 2007
Lawrence has no favorites, has two offers
The question for one high school prospect in the state of Mississippi is whether he will follow his brother to one of the in state schools or venture out on his own, possibly causing interesting holidays and sibling rivalry.
George County High School star Alonzo Lawrence currently holds official offers from Ole Miss and Mississippi State. While Lawrence's brother Co-Eric Riley plays for the Bulldogs, does that make MSU the early leader?
"No not at all," Lawrence said. "I like Ole Miss a lot and I like MSU, but right now I have no early favorites between the two."
According to Lawrence, the main thing the future college defensive back is looking at is where he could start the fastest at.
"Where I can come in and start right away is important to me," Lawrence said. "I will be a true freshman when Co-Eric is a senior. If I end up lining up against him I will dominate him like I do out in the yard."
At 6-foot-1 and 187 pounds, Lawrence has been clocked at 4.43 seconds in the 40-yard dash. As a junior he returned five puts and three kickoffs for touchdowns and added 54 tackles and one interception on defense. While he scored 11 touchdowns on offense, he feels most schools are recruiting him as a cornerback and a special teams star. Last fall he was selected first team 5A all-state by the Mississippi Association of Coaches as a kick returner and was second team as a cornerback.
Lawrence plans on taking an unofficial visit to Oxford in the next month or so.
"I'm definitely going to camp there and at MSU," Lawrence said." "I plan on going up and seeing their campus and talk to their coaches. They have a lot of interest in me right now."
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