College Football Recruiting: Predictions for uncommitted five-star recruits

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Oct 19, 2013; Oxford, MS, USA; LSU Tigers helmet during the game against the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mississippi Rebels defeat the LSU Tigers 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Who: 5-Star DT Rashard Lawrence

  • Hometown/High School: Monroe, LA /Neville
  • Rankings: No. 14 overall, No. 5 DT and No. 1 player in LA.

Lawrence is tremendously athletic for a player who is 6-foot-3, 305 pounds. His strongest asset is the pass rush, as after the snap of the ball, he barrels off the line of scrimmage and uses his hands to free himself from his man and begin to go after the ball carrier. Another strong point in his game is his ability to complete assisted tackles. He uses his speed to keep himself involved in plays and will often aid a teammate and finish wrapping up the ball carrier if needed.

LSU is the team I predict he will go to. The Tigers are beginning to reload, and have the pieces for a ’16 class to really separate themselves from the rest of the SEC. The class is ranked No. 1 in the country and SEC per the 247Sports team rankings. They now carry 18 commitments in total with two defensive tackles.

The combination of him and fellow defensive tackle Edwin Alexander would be a force to be reckoned with in the Bayou.  A commitment from Lawrence would give the program three five-star commitments and add depth to what would be an already deep and talented defensive line. His motor and ability to make impact plays would come in handy in what is expected to be another deep and talented year in the SEC.

Should be commit to LSU, he would play a big part in ushering in another new wave of elite talent in Baton Rouge.

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