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Oklahoma three-star eyes two

Del City (Okla.) three-star standout Corey Lawrence has received scholarship offers from Arkansas State, Kansas State, Indiana, New Mexico, North Texas, Tulsa, and Oregon State, but two schools are beginning to standout as signing day nears.
"Right now there's only two teams - New Mexico and Oregon State," Lawrence said. "There's others schools looking at me but those are the two I'm leaning on."
The relationship he has built with Oregon State's Rod Perry and New Mexico's Derek Warehime have gone a long way to help the Beavers and Lobos separate from the pack.
Over the weekend Lawrence was able to get a first-hand look at what Oregon State has to offer.
"It was fun when I went up there," Lawrence said. "I hung out with some of the players. We went paintballing and bowling. We did a bunch of good stuff. We went to a basketball game. We went out to eat. We did a lot of stuff."
He was also able to get a good feel for the Beavers' coaching staff.
"It was good to get to know them," Lawrence said. "They're good coaches."
The visit to Oregon State was his second official visit. He took his first to New Mexico on December 14 and gave it similar reviews to his visit to Corvalis.
"It was the same as Oregon State," Lawrence said.
Lawrence is being recruited as an athlete by both schools, and they have talked to him about playing offense, defense, and special teams. He does not have any other official visits scheduled, but Oregon State head coach Mike Riley plans to do an in-home visit with coach Perry.
Right now, Lawrence does not have a timetable on a decision and is not ready to name a favorite between New Mexico and Oregon State.
"I don't know yet," Lawrence said of a favorite, "I have to do some more research on both of them."
Lawrence is currently ranked No. 14 in the Rivals.com Oklahoma Postseason Top 20.
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