11:03 am November 8, 2012, by Michael Carvell
The new ESPN rankings came out this week, and Carl Lawson has vaulted all the way up the charts to the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect — right another Georgian, Robert Nkemdiche.
Lawson, a 6-foot-2, 250-pound defensive end from Milton High School, was No. 5 in the previous rankings. “It’s pretty cool, I guess,” he said.
Lawson is also a member of the AJC’s Super 11 team. He has had a monster senior season, racking up 21 sacks despite being blocked by two or three defenders on most plays.
What’s the latest with recruiting? Lawson remains committed to Auburn and told the AJC again on Wednesday that he will wait until after his senior season to decide whether or not he will visit other colleges.
Lawson said he was being recruited the hardest by Auburn, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Clemson, North Carolina, Florida State, Oklahoma State, and Auburn.
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