2014 running back Ray Lawry of Woolwich (N.J.) Kingsway had a successful sophomore season, but now he is taking his game to another level. Lawry has become one of the top running back threats in South Jersey and college coaches are beginning to take notice.
"Recruiting has been really good," said Lawry. "I just came back from Penn State on an unofficial visit and I have another visit to Old Dominion planned in two weeks. I'm getting contacted by a lot of schools."
Lawry shared his thoughts on the Penn State visit.
"It went very well," he said. "I got to speak to some coaches and the atmosphere was great. It was just a great thing to be a part of."
Besides Penn State and Old Dominion, Lawry has also been receiving steady interest from Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin, Miami and Temple. During the summer Lawry also attended a camp at Penn State.
"It was great," he said. "I got to compete against the top Penn State prospects and I stood out. Coach Vanderlinden took my family and I on a tour after the camp."
With Penn State obviously showing a good amount of serious interest, Lowry shared his thoughts on the recent events in Happy Valley.
"I really don't think that they deserved that punishment," he said. "But I still think it is an excellent school and the history, academics and the atmosphere are all everything I ever looked for in a college. They offer a great education and that's what I want."
On the field this fall, Lawry has already opened some eyes.
"My team is 2-1 and we've been working very hard," he said. "I am the second leading rusher in South Jersey with 624 yards and eight touchdowns on 55 carries. I got a lot stronger and my finesse has gotten better."