Wilson (Florence, SC) linebacker/wide receiver prospect Lawrence Timmons has been receiving a lot of attention this year, and for good reason. At 6-2, 223 pounds, he is athletic enough to play wide receiver yet tough enough to become a quality outside linebacker on the next level.
He’s also fast, as he displayed during a camp down in Miami earlier this year. He posted a 4.56 in the 40 yard dash during that event, and earned a scholarship offer from Tennessee when he returned. Virginia, Michigan, Kentucky, UNC, Maryland, South Carolina, Clemson, and Florida join the Vols as the nine schools who have officially offered Timmons.
“Lawrence is a tough match-up for anyone at wide receiver, and is a de-cleater at linebacker,” said Wilson head coach Daryll Page. “He does it all for us, including on special teams. He is the best player I have had since (current UNC quarterback) Darian Durant.”
As a junior, Timmons made around 100 tackles including one quarterback sack. He made four fumble recoveries from the linebacker position. On offense, he made 44 receptions for 690 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Timmons does not have any leaders at this point in his recruitment. Miami (FL) was the only school he has camped at during the summer.
Many factors will influence his final decision, with position and proximity to home not being two of them.
“I don’t really have any favorites, not right now,” said Timmons. “I’m not sure who I want to officially visit just yet. I want to go to a school with a high graduation rate and a winning tradition. I think I want to go out of state.
“It doesn’t matter to me what position I play. Most schools like me as a linebacker. Michigan wants me to play wide receiver. I don’t care – I just want to be able to play.”
Virginia tight ends coach Andy Heck is the main recruiter for Timmons. Virginia appears to be recruiting him as an outside linebacker. In addition to football, Timmons is a star on the track squad. He runs the 400 and the 4 X 100 relay events.
Timmons carries around a 2.8 grade point average and is on track to qualify.
Subscribe to read full story
Tired of low effort articles and clickbait? So are we. Subscribe to read great articles written by a full-time staff with decades of experience.
Already a subscriber? Login Here