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Kansas star ready for NIKE

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Overland Park (Kan.) Shawnee Mission West linebacker Blake Lawrence is ready to test his game against the best of the best in the Midwest. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder is heading to the State College NIKE Camp this weekend, and he's ready to show people they can play football in the Sunflower State.
"I'm excited about it," Lawrence, who is one of the top players overall in Kansas, said.
"It's going to be a really good challenge for myself. I want to test well and get good times in all the testing, but I also want to do well in the one-on-ones and drills. I want to see how I stack up against the other top players in the country."
From the offers already on the table, Lawrence definitely stacks up.
He already has offers from Colorado State, Kansas, Kansas State, Michigan State, Missouri and Texas Tech. He recently received a call from Nebraska coach Kevin Cosgrove and the Husker assistant insinuated that an offer is in the works.
"He said if I wanted to tell him, 'coach Cosgrove, I'm ready to be a Cornhusker,' then we can find a way to take care of that," Lawrence said. "I don't really know what to make of that and if that means I've got an offer or if they're going to send me one, but I was really impressed with our talk, and Nebraska is a really good school.
"But so are all the schools that are recruiting me. I have a lot of really good options to pick from."
Lawrence said Purdue and Michigan were at school on Tuesday and that K-State assistant coach Raheem Morris called him last night but he missed him.
"They got the answering machine, so I'm sure he'll call me back as soon as he can," Lawrence said. "I also got a text from coach Dave Doren at Wisconsin. He said they're going to call me at the end of the month."
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