4-Star QB Dwayne Lawson Commits to Virginia Tech


Nov 28, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Frank Beamer reacts after the game. The Hokies defeated the Virginia Cavaliers 24-20 at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Tech Hokies started off 2015 in a great way on the recruiting trail with the commitment of 4-star DT Tim Settle. However, the Hokies were unable to get 4-star WR Lawrence Cager, but were hoping to end the first weekend of 2015 with another commitment.

The good news is that the Hokies were able to do exactly that.

4-Star quarterback Dwayne Lawson of Hillsborough High School in Tampa, Florida announced at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl that he has committed to the Virginia Tech Hokies over the Ole Miss Rebels and South Florida Bulls.

Most people expected that Lawson was going to commit to the Hokies, and this announcement is the confirmation of that. Lawson is ranked as the 254th best recruit in the nation by the 247 Sports Composite while ESPN has him as the nation’s 211th best recruit.

Lawson is also ranked as the tenth best pro-style quarterback by the 247 Sports Composite, sixth best dual-threat quarterback by ESPN, and 16th best dual-threat quarterback by Rivals. Lawson is also ranked as the 56th best recruit in Florida by Rivals, 39th best by ESPN, and 36th best by the 247 Sports Composite.

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Lawson was previously committed to Miami, but took an official visit to Virginia Tech when the Hokies took on Virginia. Lawson was in the crowd for the Virginia Tech-Virginia game, and seemed to be impressed by the visit. This was the moment where the Hokies stole all the momentum in this recruiting battle.

Scot Loeffler was the primary recruiter for Dwayne Lawson as he becomes the fourth quarterback that Loeffler has gotten as the primary recruiter along with Chris Durkin, Andrew Ford, and Logan Byrd. Lawson is now one of the top four commits for the Hokies along with Tim Settle, Austin Clark, and Yosuah Nijman.

Lawson has the talent to potentially challenge for the starting quarterback job even though he likely will not arrive on campus till fall practice. Lawson has the potential to be next season’s Brad Kaaya or Deshaun Watson as a productive true freshman quarterback for his new team.

Lawson has good speed as proof by how he ran for over 800 rushing yards in each of his final two years of high schools. Lawson also only threw 3 interceptions this past season in what was a very strong season for the future Hokie.

Lawson is fairly elusive and while he isn’t someone that can bulldozer tacklers like Logan Thomas, Lawson does have the moves to make some guys miss when he gets out of the pocket. Lawson’s speed and elusiveness should improve his chances of potentially taking the starting quarterback job sooner than expected.

Lawson is fairly technically sound as a passer in some ways as he throws a very good spiral. Lawson has a good not great arm, but his deep-pass accuracy is above-average for someone of his age. Lawson knows how to arc a ball in which can be valuable especially since the Hokies have a great red zone threat in Bucky Hodges.

Dwayne Lawson is a great addition to the Hokies’ current recruiting class and has the talent to potentially take the starting quarterback job next fall.

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