Five schools sit atop the list of Kathleen Senior (Lakeland, FL) star athlete T.J. Lawrence , who has received over 20 scholarship offers. The 6-2, 190-pound prospect, rated a 4-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com, listed his current top five and answers whether or not he has a clear favorite among the group.
“My top five are South Carolina, Florida, Virginia Tech, Boise State and LSU,” Lawrence told TechSideline.com last night. “That is my current top five. It is not a final five.”
A recent report had Lawrence listing a top two of Florida and South Carolina. Asked if this was true, Lawrence answered, “I don’t really know. I like all five of the schools.”
Of the five, LSU appears to have some work to do if it wants to get Lawrence in for an official visit. The Florida prep star is confident that he will make official visits to the other four programs, though. No dates have been set, but he says he “probably” will make the trips during his senior season.
“I’d say I know I’m taking four official visits for sure,” said Lawrence, who was referring to Boise State, Florida, South Carolina and Virginia Tech. “I’m not sure about LSU. They are still a little iffy.”
Lawrence, who made an unofficial visit to Virginia Tech this past spring, discussed what he would like to see on his next trip to Blacksburg.
“Of course, I want them to show me the campus again,” Lawrence said. “I just basically want them to be real with me. I want to be comfortable with them.”
Virginia Tech primary recruiter Torrian Gray, an alumnus of Kathleen Senior, has made T.J. feel comfortable thus far. Gray, along with Tech’s standout defense, are a few of the reasons why the Hokies continue to be under strong consideration.
“He is real cool,” Lawrence said of Gray. “He is one of the coolest coaches I know.
“With me being a defensive back, Virginia Tech has the best defensive backs in the country. I think they were just rated #1 in the country, defensive back-wise. They are rated up there in defense.”
Lawrence also discussed the University of Florida, which is currently the only in-state program set to get an official visit.
“I grew up rooting for Florida,” Lawrence said. “But right now, to be honest with you, I don’t know...
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