Kenny Lawler has been talking to Arizona State wide receivers coach Steve Broussard since the beginning of football season and after researching the program the Upland, Calif., wide receiver has decided to make a commitment.
Lawler, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound prospect, reiterated multiple times that it's a soft pledge but his father told ASUDevils.com that as long as Dennis Erickson remains Arizona State's coach that his son is firm in his commitment.
"I was being recruited by coach Broussard early in the season and in December they offered me," Lawler said.
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"I had some time to think about it and so I called the head coach because I'm familiar with the program and how he won championships at Miami and how he coached pros and how he gets wide receivers there and I told him as of now I'm a verbal commit."
Lawler has not visited Arizona State yet but plans to in April. He will also attend the USC junior day in early March.
No other schools have offered Lawler but he said Washington, Oregon, UCLA, Boise State, Nebraska and Colorado are showing interest. In his junior season, Lawler finished with 42 receptions for 887 yards and nine touchdowns.
Even though Lawler is now committed to Arizona State it doesn't look like that's going to slow him down on the camp and combine circuit. He has a hectic schedule over the next few months.
Lawler plans to attend a Football University event in Westlake Village, Calif., this weekend for starters. Then he wants to go to the Los Angeles NIKE Camp, the Badger Sports 7-on-7 event, the Columbus NIKE Camp and possibly others before his senior season starts.