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Tevin Lawson to visit this weekend

National Signing Day is Wednesday, when all the signed LOIs come through the fax machine, but it could be another week before Mark Stoops’ first class at Kentucky is complete.  Tevin Lawson, an LSU commit, plans to hold off before signing the dotted line because he is visiting Kentucky this weekend to see what #BBN has to offer.

That’s right, an LSU commit is waiting to sign with LSU because he wants to see UK.  This is real life, folks.

Lawson, a defensive tackle, is ESPN Recruiting’s No. 152 player overall, 30 spots ahead of Jason Hatcher.  He recently decided to take a look at Kentucky when Les Miles asked him to greyshirt at LSU.  Stoops’ track record and the opportunity to play right away without leaving the SEC makes the Cats an attractive option, but getting past the long distance between Lexington and his home in the bayou will take some convincing from the UK staff.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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28 Comments for Tevin Lawson to visit this weekend

  1. Takethoseonionsoffmysliders
    9:36 pm February 4, 2013 Permalink

    Bring him to UK Coach Stoops!!

  2. Matt
    9:38 pm February 4, 2013 Permalink


  3. Mack
    9:40 pm February 4, 2013 Permalink


  4. Fact correction
    9:40 pm February 4, 2013 Permalink

    While it might be different on another website, Tevin Lawson is currently listed on ESPN as the #6 overall Offensive Guard. You got the #152 overall player right though.

  5. bbn4life
    9:41 pm February 4, 2013 Permalink

    STOOPSSSSSS!!! This is really unbelievable, as I fell into the category with matt jones in thinking that recruiting top level talent to come to lexington was impossible for our football program! GO CATS

  6. LT
    9:45 pm February 4, 2013 Permalink

    Is it possible we could get he and Hatcher? If so, it will be MAJOR. I cant wait to see the classes this staff will get 2-3 years from now. I am so excited. I knew not getting rid of my season tickets was a good idea.

  7. g-unit
    9:52 pm February 4, 2013 Permalink


    Grayshirt is another new term and is applied to the prospect that signs a letter of intent in February, but doesn’t report in the fall with his teammates. He delays entry to college until midyear, i.e. January. That NCAA five-year clock doesn’t start ticking until the player enrolls as a full time student, so gray-shirting is really a delayed version of red-shirting. For Example, Texas Tech, signed 34 players in February 2006, but NCAA rules prevent them from enrolling more than 25 to start the fall. Some of those nine other players gray-shirted during the 2006 fall season. They cannot enroll in college as full time students, can’t receive their scholarship, nor practice. It is like getting an extra year of practice, because most of these players don’t see the game field until two years later and they have the advantage of going through an extra spring practice.

  8. Mack
    9:58 pm February 4, 2013 Permalink

    g-unit – Thanks for the info.

  9. Ready To Go
    10:03 pm February 4, 2013 Permalink

    I am ready for the cats to quit talkin about great players and get one of these kids to sign.

  10. Juan4UK
    10:05 pm February 4, 2013 Permalink

    Wow. #Stoops

  11. Takethoseonionsoffmysliders
    10:05 pm February 4, 2013 Permalink

    One? We need MORE than just one!

  12. Brink
    10:08 pm February 4, 2013 Permalink

    I really cant wait to see how this class shakes out.

  13. Bigblue
    10:09 pm February 4, 2013 Permalink

    9) Spending your spare time trolling on another teams site…do you have any idea how pathetic that is?

  14. BCO
    10:12 pm February 4, 2013 Permalink

    We get Timmons and either this kid or Hatcher and well be in great shape for Stoops first class. I think even though our schedule is a murderers row, I think we have a good shot at an upset or two simply because of the element of surprise. Hard for coaches to game plan for something they’ve never seen.

  15. No Way...
    10:14 pm February 4, 2013 Permalink

    Absolutely NO WAY we should touch this kid — NO WAY!! Who does Vince Young think he’s foolin’ with that Nappy Boy haircut?? We don’t care how bad you crapped out in the NFL, Vince, you can’t go back to school!! Somebody call #NotJerryTipton…

  16. Bobbyuk
    10:17 pm February 4, 2013 Permalink

    I’m not trying to be negative and stoops is doing a great job but I don’t see Lawson or hatcher coming here. Timmons yes. Lawson will sign with LSu and hatcher to usc

  17. Offensive Line
    10:17 pm February 4, 2013 Permalink

    Just curious…how is our offensive line this year?

  18. random dude
    10:35 pm February 4, 2013 Permalink

    16. You would be wrong!!!

  19. Finally
    10:36 pm February 4, 2013 Permalink

    Bout time bought some good players

  20. #16 It really does not matter what your feelings are about people you do not know.

  21. Snake plinking
    11:03 pm February 4, 2013 Permalink

    #7 gray shirting is not a new term. Teams including UK have been doing it for years.

  22. Blue Man Group
    11:13 pm February 4, 2013 Permalink

    After all the money we have spent, this is the best we can get? We should have built a new arena and forgotten football…

  23. BlackSnakeMoan
    12:10 am February 5, 2013 Permalink

    That’s a high schooler? That’s a grown man right there!

  24. Beavis
    7:25 am February 5, 2013 Permalink

    Nice to be competing with LSU and Florida for recruits instead of Youngstown State and Eastern. If Joker was still coach do any of you think we would even get a mention from some of the recruits ? Just saying,,,,,,

  25. BEHoge
    7:34 am February 5, 2013 Permalink

    According to LSU sites, Lawson is having some clearing house issues that may not allow him to qualify for the Fall anyway. That’s the reason for the switch to a gray shirt offer. He claims to have the grades and test scores, but apparently, some of the courses may not qualify even though he passed them. He’s not happy about the switch, though, so he could sign with UK. Just hope it’s not another Porter situation.

  26. Vince
    11:07 am February 5, 2013 Permalink

    That guy is in high school? Must be Greg Oden’s cousin or something!

  27. Howard
    12:08 pm February 5, 2013 Permalink

    7) people getting rid of the tickets is what made the turn around happen. If seats were still in the stands, JOKER still be here.

  28. Tom
    2:58 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    BEHoge is correct. In these days of 25 being the hard limit (they count whether they ultimately enroll or not) + of course any you can backdate via early enrollees against last year’s signing class shortfall, teams can’t afford to take chances on non-qualifiers too much. LSU already is taking a chance on R Robinson (DB not qualfied) and D Leslie (JUCO WR) who may or may not make it into LSU in the fall. Cutrer (S) has 0 chance of qualifying so LSU didn’t have him sign and will be JUCO bound. Lawson has the issue BeHoge mentioned, and yes, he and his coach says everything will be OK, but be honest…how many kids/coaches have EVER admitted to academic issues? Lawson has slid a little bit in the services rankings but his play on the field is not the problem…his academics may be.