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Lawson has early Pac-12 leader

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It is far too early for JaJuan Lawson to make any decisions since he's a 2014 quarterback with some major Pac-12 interest but the Petaluma (Calif.) Casa Grande recruit said one program stands out early.
"There is a favorite and it's Arizona," Lawson said.
"When I went down there I felt like they wanted me and their campus is really nice. I felt like they're an up-and-coming team. They're ahead of the pack right now but I have a lot of time to choose and I'm just going to play it slowly from here.
"I'm really excited to see them play. The quarterback they have right now, Matt Scott, is one of the best fits for them so I think they're going to have a good team and do really well."
Arizona has a slight edge for Lawson, a 6-foot-1, 187-pound dual-threat quarterback but he's receiving interest from Washington and Oregon as well and thinks both teams could be close to offering.
He's hoping to have a big start to his junior season and then see where his recruitment goes.
"The summer went really well," Lawson said. "Washington, Oregon and Arizona are all interested. I think Washington and Oregon offers could come depending on how well I play this upcoming year.
"This upcoming year is really big and I'm looking forward to it a lot. We changed up the offense to fit the scheme for me and Elijah (Qualls). Our team is really dialed in and we could really push for a state championship this year."
In his sophomore season, Lawson 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.
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