June 14, 2006

Lawrence looks at playing both ways

One of the biggest names at Missouri's one-day camp at William Jewell on Sunday was Shawnee Mission linebacker Blake Lawrence. The 6-foot-2, 199-pound Lawrence is sitting on seven offers and was named to the Rivals250 as a four-star prospect this week.

Lawrence already holds an offer from the Tigers among his seven total. But six schools are talking to him as a linebacker, while Mizzou has mentioned the possibility of giving him a shot at quarterback. Lawrence threw for the Tiger coaches during the camp on Sunday afternoon.

As for other schools that have caught his interest, Lawrence is high on the Big 12 North. His brother plays at Kansas and he has taken an unofficial visit to Nebraska. Colorado, Kansas State, Arizona State, Michigan State and Texas Tech have also extended offers.

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