The idea for Scott County Senior (KY) quarterback Benjamin Lawler is to get as much exposure as…
Lawler turns heads at Elite 11
Benjamin Lawler had a great year as a junior and looks to be on his way to a better senior season for Scott County. Lawler took his skills to Columbus, Ohio where he made an impression on those taking in the Elite 11 camp. Benjamin Lawler is a fairly new name on the scene for most scouts and schools, but his 7-on-7 performances and his effort at the Elite 11 likely will earn him many more looks going into his senior season. "I was happy with my performance through most of the drills at the Elite 11 on Friday night. I felt I did even better the next day at the Nike Camp," Lawler said. Some of the who's who of the country were in attendance and Lawler felt like he stacked up well against those players. "No one's going to be the best at every drill, but overall I believe my athleticism, skills and decision making were right on par with the four and five star quarterbacks at the camp," he said. "In fact, the ones I talked to were surprised to find out that I haven't been rated or ranked yet," he continued. Lawler did well at the footwork drills and the roll –out drills, but he did best in the accuracy drill. Over 100 quarterbacks were in attendance and the coaches told Lawler that he was in the top ten, but they only took the top five for the "shootout competition." Still, Lawler felt like the camp would help him in his development. "You have to play against the best to be the best. Camps like Elite 11 and NFTC and the all-star 7-on-7s allow me to compete against some of the best high school football players in the country," said Lawler. "Each camp is like a crash course." Lawler's recruitment has been very busy in the last few months. Cincinnati, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt and Western Kentucky are among the schools recruiting Lawler most. He believes offers are on their way. "The recruiting process is moving in the right direction. I have been in regular contact with about a dozen D1 programs and quarterback coaches saying they're interested in offering. They want me to work out with them at their prospects camp first," said Lawler. "Most of them came by my school this month too, so I'm confident I will get some offers after the camps." Lawler plans to attend twelve senior day camps in June and he's been invited to the National Underclassman Combine Ultimate 100 camp. His 7-on-7 team, Kentucky Elite, qualified for nationals in July before the high school season kicks off in August.
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