Following Friday night's thrilling win over Brookwood in the second round of the playoffs, Lithonia (Ga.) Martin Luther King is still unbeaten. And junior offensive lineman Joshua Outlaw, the starter at left tackle, has played a major role in the team's success.
"I feel like I'm playing very well," Outlaw said. "We really strive to give the QB a lot of time since we throw a lot. But we're multiple so we're balanced. I feel like I'm playing at a great level. Right now I would say my pass blocking is better because of my athleticism."
Thus far, the 6-feet-4, 290-pound Outlaw has offers from South Carolina and Eastern Kentucky, but he is confident more are coming.
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"I definitely think Florida could be next," he said. "They've been keeping in contact with me. [Assistant coach Derek Lewis] said he was going to talk to the staff and have them look at me. He said I'm the best lineman in the class of 2013. This was like three weeks ago."
Outlaw plans to visit Florida on Saturday, when it plays host to Florida State.
"I haven't been there, so I'm anxious to see what the Swamp is like," Outlaw said. "Plus, I've been to other places, so it's nice to see something new."
Georgia is another program to watch. In fact, according to Outlaw the Bulldogs are his favorite even though they have yet to offer him.
"My coach went there last week," Outlaw said. "He said they really like me, and that I'm on their board for the class of 2013. I was supposed to go for the Auburn game, but I couldn't make it. It's really my hometown school. I see the future for Georgia and I'd like to be apart of it."
According to Outlaw, he also likes the Gamecocks.
"I have a big interest in South Carolina," Outlaw said. "I like the way the program is going."
Alabama, Clemson and Georgia Tech are among the other schools showing interest. This fall, Outlaw has attended games at Alabama and Georgia Tech. He said Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Maryland have had coaches see him play.
"The most interested I would say are Bama, Florida, Clemson, Georgia and South Carolina," Outlaw said. "I probably get 20 to 30 letters from those schools every day."