LAKELAND, Fla.- Kathleen High wide receiver/defensive back T.J. Lawrence has multiple scholarship offers from a number of Division I-A programs.
"I have offers from Virginia Tech, Boise State, Arizona State, Ole Miss and Connecticut," Lawrence said. "I also have been getting attention from Clemson, Georgia Tech, Florida and Miami (Fla.)."
Lawrence, who caught 52 passes for 1,245 yards and 14 touchdowns and had 58 tackles and five interceptions on defense, says that the Hokies and Gators are the teams he currently likes the most.
"I grew up liking the Gators," he said. "I always would wear Gators stuff and things like that. I also like Virginia Tech because that's where my all-time favorite player, Michael Vick, went to school."
Lawrence doesn't have a geographic preference as it relates to his decision, but admits there are some advantages to playing college football in the state of Florida.
"Staying in-state or going out-of-state doesn't really matter to me," he said. "But it would be nice for the coaches and my family members to be able to get in the car and come and watch me play."
Lawrence's talents make him suited to play either side of the ball at the college level.
"It's 50-50 as to where I will play," he said.
His versatility was showcased during the 2006 season. He played wide receiver, safety, returned kicks and punted for Kathleen High. He was named first team All-Polk County at both wide receiver and defensive back and also was a first-team All-State selection at wide receiver.
Lawrence expects to attend the Miami NIKE Camp on April 1 in Coral Gables, Fla. He also will camp at Boise State and Florida during the summer.