We’ll detour from talk of UW’s recruiting uncertainties to continue looking at a few who have committed to become Huskies and will sign on Wednesday, in this entry highlighting linebacker Scott Lawyer of Oak Grove High in San Jose.
Lawyer has a three-star rating from Scout.com, rated No. 106 overall at outside linebacker. He has two stars and no national rating from Rivals.com. He had 61 tackles and seven sacks for an 8-3 Oak Grove team,
Ed Bullard, the school’s athletic director and a former football coach at Oak Grove until two years ago, said Lawyer intrigued UW coaches with his speed and frame.
“He runs real well,” Bullard said. “I think at one of the combines he ran a 4.5 40.” Lawyer is listed at 6-2, 200, but Bullard said he thinks he may be closer to 215 now and that “the thing they liked about him is how he rushed the passer.
“We sent a highlight tape out and their coaches saw it and they called me up and said ‘what are we missing on this kid? What’s the deal,”’ Bullard said. “So they talked to him and liked him.”
Lawyer also participated in UW’s camp, so the coaches got a good, personal look at him.
Bullard said Laywer also has relatives in the Seattle area and didn’t need long to commit when UW offered last June.
“He’s a great kid academically, a super young man on campus,” Bullard said of Lawyer, who was a three-year starter on the football team and also a starter as a forward on the basketball team.
He projects as an outside linebacker though he also played some tight end and receiver for Oak Grove, making 16 catches for 221 yards this year.