Surprise team involved with Lawson

JaJuan Lawson already has an offer from one Pac-12 school but the Petaluma (Calif.) Casa Grande junior quarterback is also giving UNLV a serious look.
The reason being is that UNLV's starting quarterback is Nick Sherry, formerly of Lawson's high school, and so the two have been close for a while and regularly talk about recruiting.
"I'm definitely going to take a look at them," Lawson said. "The quarterback I was behind in high school is the starting quarterback there now so it would be kind of cool.
"That's something I'd seriously consider. I have talked to Nick about the program before. He actually comes back all the time and we talk about the whole recruiting process and how UNLV is so it would be cool to learn from him again and then take over again."
Arizona is the Pac-12 school that has offered and the Wildcats are definitely in the running since they've been so involved early in Lawson's recruitment.
No team is currently coming after Lawson harder.
"Arizona has been recruiting me the hardest," Lawson said. "They're sending me letters pretty consistently and I've talked to them a few times. They were the first team to really get interested and they've been on that track."
Washington, Oregon and Nevada are also showing interest in Lawson, a 6-foot-1, 187-pound dual-threat quarterback.
Teammate Elijah Qualls is committed to Washington - he's also planning official visits to Miami and Arizona - but Lawson said Qualls' final choice will not make a major influence on him.
"That's not a deciding factor for me," Lawson said.
"Elijah and I are good friends but we both know when it comes to football we have to make the right choices for each other, not what someone else wants."