Sep 13, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies wide receiver Isaiah Ford (1) celebrates with running back Travon McMillian (18) after a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the East Carolina Pirates at Lane Stadium. East Carolina defeated Virginia Tech 28-21. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
The start of 2015 will bring plenty of big name recruits announcing their college decisions within a few days with players announcing their decisions during the Under Armour All-America Game, U.S. Army All-American Game, and the Semper Fi All-American Bowl. The Hokies are hopeful to gain a player from a player in each of these bowls.
The player the Hokies are hopeful of gaining a commitment from during the U.S. Army All-American Game is four-star wide receiver Lawrence Cager of Baltimore, Maryland.
Cager has been a heavily pursued wide receiver largely due to the fact that he Is 6’5” tall, and combines that impressive height with very good athleticism. Cager has received offers from many major programs including teams like Ohio State, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia Tech, Miami, and Notre Dame.
Cager is ranked as the 42nd best wide receiver by the 247 Sports Composite, 44th best by ESPN, and 36th best by Rivals. Cager is ranked as the fifth best recruit in Maryland by Rivals, eighth best by ESPN, and seventh best by the 247 Sports Composite.
Because of his impressive height, Cager definitely seems like a player that will end up getting some early playing time wherever he ends up going especially with the success of some taller wide receivers like Kelvin Benjamin and Mike Evans. Cager also has a huge ceiling because of his height while his speed is also satisfactory for someone with his size.
Cager has used four of his five official visits at Wake Forest, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, and Notre Dame so another official visit in January after his commitment is possible and may depend on if any new teams offer Cager a scholarship like Michigan with Jim Harbaugh now in Ann Arbor.
Now, let’s take a look at the contenders to get Lawrence Cager.
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