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Offers roll in for 2016 DT

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It has been busy past few days for Monroe (La.) Neville 2016 defensive tackle Rashard Lawrence.
Over the weekend, the 6-foot-2, 300-pound standout picked up his first scholarship offer from LSU after a visit to Baton Rouge. Then on Monday the Tigers were joined by the Oklahoma Sooners.
"Well, me and my dad called coach Montgomery, the defensive line coach, last night," Lawrence said. "He said he was real interested in me watching my highlight tape and thought it was real good for my size, and I was real quick on my feet and everything. He said they were offering a full ride scholarship."
The recruiting process is just beginning, but Lawrence likes what he has seen at this early point from the Sooner program.
"They are a very traditional program that's always in the mix every year," Lawrence said. "They have a great coach in Bob Stoops, and they are very disciplined on both sides of the ball. They play fast and with great effort."
The visit to LSU was Lawrence's first trip unofficial visit, but he could have a few more coming in the near future.
"I might go to Oklahoma's spring game, but I think I'm going to Alabama in the next few weeks sometime on a weekend," Lawrence said.
Florida State and Stanford have also sent information on their camps, and at this point in the process he is not declaring any favorites.
"Not really, I'm pretty open. I'm just really taking what I get," Lawrence said. "I don't really have one school that's bigger than the other. I'm really just starting the recruiting process so I'm pretty open."
Lawrence was named first-team all-district and honorable mention all-state as a sophomore as he helped to a 12-1 finish in 2013.
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