QB Lawson knows “Florida has ballers”

As Florida’s staff tries to close out its 2014 recruiting class, it isn’t neglecting next season. It was junior day Saturday and most of the on-campus visitors were 2015 prospects including quarterback Dwayne Lawson (6-6, 215, Tampa, FL Hillsborough) who enjoyed his time in Gainesville.

“It’s exciting at Florida,” Lawson said. “I’m very happy to be here at Florida today and be able to take the visit.”

Lawson had the opportunity to see all of the facilities and meet a lot of people but he says the coaching staff was the best part of the trip.

“I like Florida’s history and winning tradition,” Lawson said. “The best part of the visit was the coaches and their attitudes. The coaches are fired up about coaching at Florida and they are excited about having us here.”

During the junior day visit Lawson had the opportunity to sit down with new offensive coordinator Kurt Roper to talk about the new scheme he plans to run at Florida.

“They are going to run the spread, no huddle offense,” Lawson said. “It was great to sit down and watch film with Coach (Kurt) Roper but I don’t want to go into too much detail about the offense because I’m not sure what Coach Roper wants me to say.”

While on campus, Lawson had the opportunity to see good friend and former classmate Jordan Sherit, a defensive lineman, who is a Florida freshman. Lawson said Sherit’s presence won’t factor into his decision.

“Me and Jordan (Sherit) are good friends but you can’t make a decision off of a friend,” Lawson said. “He has told me that Florida has ballers and ball here. That’s what you want to go to college for is to ball so that’s here. It does help to know people at the school that you attend.”

After visiting Florida on Saturday, Lawson has a top three that includes the Gators.

“I have a top three of Florida, Tennessee and UCF,” Lawson said. “Florida and UCF are close to home and Tennessee shows a lot of interest.”

Even though he has made a top three list, Lawson plans to extend recruiting all the way down to National Signing Day in 2015.

“I don’t want to make a decision until national signing day next year,” Lawson said. “I’m not sure of what I’m looking for from a school yet.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.