Peterson Readies for Home Opener
Posted Sep 10, 2009

Lawrence Peterson made a bit of a name for himself this summer on the camp and combine circuit. The eye raising events put Lawrence squarely on the radar as a prospect to watch this season. With a pair of road contests under his belt, Lawrence is ready for some home cooking.

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"The season is going good for me personally, but as a team we're 0-2," said Lawrence. "We had some tough games the first couple of weeks, but this week we play Wooddale at home.

"We have some new turf and we're looking forward to playing on that. You know everybody's going green and our new turf is Enduro Turf, so it's easier to maintain.

"We're wearing all white this week and the fans are all wearing white. It's going to be real good. I can't wait for the game to get here."

Peterson understands that every game is essentially an audition. With college coaches now on the road, he is doing his part to show them what he can do each and every time out.

"I have three offers now," said the talented linebacker. "Texas Southern, Tennessee-Chattanooga and Hampton have all offered me. Clemson, Southern Miss and Tennessee have been getting in contact with me too. I am still hearing a little bit from Ole Miss and Alabama. They are writing me a lot of letters."

The fall contact period is beginning to bring Lawrence's recruitment into focus.

"I just got off the phone with Coach Steve Ellis from Tennessee State," said Peterson. "Southern Miss called. Coach Barney Farrar is recruiting me. He told me it's a real family atmosphere down there. He said they want to see more film of me out side of the box lined up on the slot in four wide sets. I have already been doing more of that, so I am going to get that tape to them."

The plan for Lawrence is to play his senior season, collect a few FBS division offers, take a visit or two and then decide.

"The first thing for me is to go somewhere that I can make an impact in the first couple of years," said Peterson. "I want the chance to play early.

"I want to be a pharmacist too and not all of the schools recruiting me offer that, so I have to look at that when I am deciding."

Lawrence was recently named All-State for the 5A classification by the Tennessee Sports Writers.

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