Wake Forest football star Lawrence picks Clemson

Source: Todd Gibson/WNCN

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WNCN) – Wake Forest star defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence announced Monday he will play college football at Clemson, giving the Tigers a major recruiting boost and continuing the in-ability of North Carolina schools to keep top talent in-state.

Lawrence is the No. 4 player in the country, according to Scout.com. Lawrence already has the size for college football at 6 foot 5 and 330 pounds and has uncommon quickness for a player that big.

Lawrence had recently visited Alabama Dec. 5 and wrapped up his recruiting with a visit to N.C. State Dec. 12.

Lawrence’s finalists were Alabama, Clemson, Florida, N.C. State, North Carolina and Ohio State.

While Lawrence at least considered two of the state’s schools, his decision continues a long tradition of elite prospects leaving.

Of the top 15 North Carolina prospects, according to 247sports.com, only two have committed to in-state schools – and none in the top 10 has committed to a school in state.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s