It appears to be a big moment for Castle Rock (Colo.) Douglas County as two players have come to their big decision day and one has already pulled the trigger this afternoon.
For 6-foot-4, 265-pound Eric Lawson, rated as the No. 25 rated player in the state of Colorado, it came down to three offers that looked very good for the defender. Wyoming, Colorado State, and Colorado had all put in their share of recruiting attention for Lawson, but it was one head coach in particular that made it happen.
"Lawson just committed to Colorado about 20 minutes ago," coach Jeff Ketron said about his senior-to-be. "I think it's because of coach Gary Barnett."
"He's met a lot of good coaches along the way throughout the process and I think it was just a character thing with him and Lawson just felt right."
The conference that the school was in didn't hurt things for Lawson's decision either.
"Playing in the Big 12 was also a big part of it," Ketron said.
His star tight end, Steven Fendry is also going to be making his decision today between the same schools that Lawson was choosing from – Wyoming, Colorado, and Colorado State. That decision is expected to come before the end of the day.
Fendry is rated as the No. 23 rated prospect in the state of Colorado.