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New interest for Lawson

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JaJuan Lawson is hearing from some new teams and it's especially exciting for the 2014 quarterback from Petaluma (Calif.) Casa Grande since both are off-the-radar clubs.
Florida Atlantic and Arkansas State are showing new interest in Lawson, who already lists offers from Arizona and UNLV, and the junior signal-caller is planning some unofficial visits.
Lawson has received the new interest because his quarterbacks coach has gotten his name out there and the Casa Grande standout has sent out new film from his junior season.
"My quarterbacks coach has connections to those teams and he's been working on them," Lawson said. "I also sent film to the coaches and everything is falling into place there.
"It gets more and more exciting as more national teams get involved. I feel like I'm becoming one of the more well-recruited players and it's kind of an honor to be recruited that way."
The 6-foot-1, 187-pound prospect is planning to take his second unofficial visit to Cal in a few weeks when the Golden Bears host Oregon and he'll travel to Nevada early next month when it hosts Boise State in the regular season finale.
Both programs are showing interest in Lawson and the 2014 standout figures it cannot hurt to get a jumpstart on the recruiting process by going to check out more programs.
"I've already been to Cal once on an unofficial so I have an idea what it's going to be like," Lawson said. "I just want to see the atmosphere of a Cal game.
"My cousin is now a coach (at Nevada), he's working as an assistant, and he's giving me the insight on what they're thinking of me so that's nice."
Both programs that have offered - Arizona and UNLV - are under serious consideration. UNLV has a tie-in with Lawson since former Casa Grande standout Nick Sherry plays there now and he and Lawson talk often.
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