Sunday, March 25, 2012

Georgia Tech Football: Yellow Jackets Unable To Keep Football Legacy

One of the top defensive prospects in the state of Georgia, Carl Lawson, committed to Auburn this past weekend.

No big deal because the Tigers recruit the state hard and sign multiple players every year from Georgia, right?

Well this one is a little different considering who the prospects father played for, what he accomplished while in school, and where he wanted his son to go.
Lawson said his college decision was endorsed by his father, Carl Lawson Sr., who played fullback on Georgia Tech’s 1990 national championship team. The Yellow Jackets are one of Lawson’s 25 offers.

“My father wanted me to go to Auburn,” the younger Lawson said. “He wanted me to commit the last time I was there. He likes Auburn. My family loves it. Last time I visited Auburn, I named them as my leader. This time, I committed.”
Again Auburn recruits the Peach State very hard and signs nearly as many players here as from Alabama. But you do not see many fathers who played on national championship teams encourage their sons to go elsewhere, especially when the alma mater is so close by.

Georgia Tech is also recruiting another legacy from the 1990 national championship team, Naim Mustafaa, who is the son of the former Reggie Rutland. The Yellow Jackets are in a heated battle with Georgia for the OLB prospect who talked about his recruitment earlier this month and admitted some very interesting things.

AJC: Carl Lawson commits to Auburn

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