Enrolled in January of 2016 at Clemson… one of the highest ranked 5-star recruits in Clemson history…first-team USA Today All-American…listed as the No. 2 overall player in the nation by Rivals.com, Scout.com 247.com, highest ranking in history for a Clemson signee by that service…No. 5 overall player in the nation by PrepStar…ESPN has him ranked No. 6 and Tom Lemming has him No. 7…. the No. one or two player at his position according to 247 Sports, Rivals, and Scout…ESPN has him third…top player in the state of North Carolina according to all services….the Associated Press Prep Player of the Year in North Carolina in 2015… played in the U.S. Army All-America game…first-team all-state, he was the top vote getter on the defense…had 91 tackles, 21 tackles for a loss, 13 sacks, and 16 quarterback hurries in 12 games as a senior…helped Wake Forest to a 12-1 record his senior year…team won first 12 games, then lost in playoffs…had four double figure tackle games and had at least one sack in first nine games of 2015…had 55 tackles, 10 sacks, 25 tackles for loss, three blocked kicks and three forced fumbles as a junior … helped team to a 15-1 record and a berth in 4A State Championship game…played in two State title games at Wake Forest…had 56 tackles, including 19 tackles for loss and five sacks as a sophomore…for his career had 204 career tackles, 65 tackles for loss and 28 sacks…added six caused fumbles and three fumble recoveries…blocked five field goals over his career…Clemson was his first college offer…played three years of high school basketball…as a junior averaged 10.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, three blocks and shot 59 percent from the field…recruited by Brent Venables, Robbie Caldwell and Dan Brooks…. he wore No. 71…committed to Clemson on December 14, 2015…majoring in general engineer…narrowed his college choices to Clemson, Ohio State, Southern Cal, Alabama and Florida…participated in math camps as a youngster… coached by Reggie Lucas at Wake Forest High School…recruited by Robbie Caldwell and Dan Brooks.
Mickey Plyler on Lawrence: If Clemson fans liked Christian Wilkins, they are gonna love Lawrence. Actually they are two different types of players even though that are both five star defensive tackles. Lawrence is that massive rock that can lock down the interior. He will command double teams from day one. This is a rare athlete that moves like a 290-pounder in a 330-pound frame. The combination of Wilkins and Lawrence will drive opponents crazy.
Reminds Plyler of: Chester McGlockton
Clemson was his first college offer and he committed to the Tigers on 12/14/15.