Elite high school football recruits have been in the practice of making their formal college decisions in front of the national media long before LeBron James’ televised “Decision” back in the summer of 2010. In fact, in the world of major college football recruiting, players hold press conferences to announce their college decisions so frequently that one player was able to hold a televised press conference to announce that he was signing with a school that hadn’t even recruited him back in 2008.
That’s why Milton HS (Ga.) DE/LB Carl Lawson, the nation’s second-rated prospect in the Class of 2013 according to ESPN, may be a bit of an anomaly on signing day next week when he choses between what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says are the final three schools on his list. Contrary to what we will see from a lot of prospects next week, Lawson’s father tells the AJC that his son has no plans to hold a press conference or announce his college choice on television. “He’s just going to call the school, and it will be done,” Carl Lawson, Sr. said. “There’s no press conference or anything like that.”
The AJC reports that the younger Lawson has narrowed his college list down to Auburn, Tennessee, and Clemson. Sounds like we’ll have to find out who Lawson will suit up for next year by waiting for word from one of the schools the old-fashioned way.