There is a good chance JaJuan Lawson is one of the top quarterbacks on the West Coast in the 2014 class.
That's how Petaluma (Calif.) Casa Grande coach Trent Herzog feels and he said others in the coaching profession have told him similar things.
"I think next year at this time he's going to be one of the top five recruited quarterbacks on the West Coast," Herzog said. "I really feel that way. Some other people I've talked to feel the same way about him."
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Lawson, a 6-foot-1, 193-pound prospect, definitely backed up those sentiments in his sophomore season when he completed nearly 66 percent of his passes for 2,234 yards with 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
The Casa Grande standout also rushed for 456 yards and nine scores.
"He's a tremendous athlete who has a great mind for the game," Herzog said.
"I was amazed last year that he could pick up the things he picked up as a sophomore. He can run the offense, he can audible and he wants to learn. He's a gym rat. He watches film. He's just got it. There's something about him. He's a tremendous athlete."
Even though he just wrapped up his sophomore season, Herzog said his star quarterback is already hearing from USC, UCLA, Arizona, Washington, Boise State, SMU, Hawaii, Nevada, UNLV and others.
"I think once spring hits he'll have some early offers," Herzog said.
What could also help Lawson's recruitment is that teammate Elijah Qualls, who rushed for 1,139 yards and 13 touchdowns and is also a star on defense, already has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Colorado, Iowa State, Michigan, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington and Washington State.