Lawrence still a wanted man

Overland Park (Kan.) Shawnee Mission West inside linebacker Blake Lawrence already had a roster full of scholarship offers from Colorado State, Kansas, Kansas State, Michigan State, Missouri and Texas Tech, but it'd been quite a while since he picked up new scholarship offers. But that changed on Wednesday, the final day that college coaches could call during the spring evaluation period.
"It was a good day," Lawrence, who is 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, said. "I talked to a lot of people (Wednesday). Dan Hawkins from Colorado called, and I also talked to Bill Miller at Arizona State."
And both had big news for him.
"Colorado had sent the offer in the mail earlier in the afternoon, and then I got a chance to talk to coach Hawkins," Lawrence said. "We talked about Big 12 recruiting, the new staff they have and the great environment they have. That was really neat since I hadn't gotten a new one in almost two months.
"Then Arizona State offered me (Wednesday) night, so two offers in one day is a big reassurance. Coach Miller had dropped off a media guide when he was by the school earlier this month. I looked through it and the area in Tempe looked really neat. I liked what I saw."
Up next for Lawrence is a stop off at Kansas on Saturday for the Jayhawks' 7-on-7 passing tournament, followed by visits to Wisconsin in late June for their camp and an unofficial visit to Stanford.
"I'm still keeping things very open and I'm not leaning one way or the other," Lawrence said. "I would like to get out to Arizona State and Colorado since they're places I've never seen before, and I recently talked to Dave Doeren at Wisconsin about coming up. I know they're really tight on scholarships, so it's going to see what happens with that.
"I plan on using my summer to see a lot of places and get a better feel on what the schools are like. I'm going to likely go to a few of the local schools and just hang out there, too."