Editor's note: Theyre the most exciting players on the field. Blink, and you might miss something spectacular. In the past, football coaches tried to fit certain players into a specific mold. But the do-it-all athlete cant be placed in a box. Theyre a threat from multiple positions. This weeks preview series takes a look at some of the best athletes in the Bi-City area for 2014.
Team: Smiths Station
Last year's stats: Offense74 carries for 375 yards and 2 TDs, 3 of 6 passing for 51 yards; Defense52 tackles, 2 interceptions (both returned for TDs), 8 passes broken up, 1 FR (returned for TD)
Recruiting info: Offers from Alabama A&M, Cincinnati, Furman, Georgia State, Jacksonville State, Mercer, Samford, South Alabama, UAB
Why he's on the list: Lawrence is on the list because hes a cornerback with good size and playmaking abilityjust look at his three defensive touchdowns in 2013.
In addition to his impressive skill defensively, hes an often used weapon on the offensive side of the ball, as well. He carried 74 times for 375 yards and two touchdowns a year ago. The numbers arent particularly overwhelming, but he was a short-yardage machine for the Panthers.
Under new coach Jason Dukes, it is unclear how Lawrence will be used as a senior this season, but whether he gets offensive touches or not, he will without doubt make his presence known.
Currently, he has a handful of Division-I offers and could see that number increase with a productive senior season.