Lawler nearing offers

Lawler nearing offers

During the off-season many football players focus solely on spring practice and winter workouts with their team, while others find ways to add additional training to their routine. Benjamin Lawler has been working with the Kentucky Elite 7-on-7 football team and it has paid off.

During the off-season many football players focus solely on spring practice and winter workouts with their team, while others find ways to add additional training to their routine. Benjamin Lawler has been working with the Kentucky Elite 7-on-7 football team and it has paid off.

Because of the 7-on-7 tournaments he is competing in, Benjamin Lawler has had an opportunity to compete with some great players as well as other benefits.

"The Badger Sports 7v7 event started last Saturday and ended Sunday. There were some really good all-star teams there. Lots of speed. I had to be quick and accurate with my throws. Our team will be competing against April 30th in either Michigan or Alabama," said Lawler.

The event they competed in was in Pittsburgh, where Lawler and his teammates were able to visit the Pittsburgh Panthers facilities.

"Last Friday I toured the Pitt football facility with my teammates. I'm a huge Steelers fan, so I like that they share facilities with Pitt," said Lawler. "Coach Dodge watned to meet with my dad and me separately and we spent 30 minutes talking about what they plan to do with the offense and how it requires a quarterback that can do read options, throw and run," he continued. "He likes the way I run our pro-style offense at Scott County and my ability to make plays with my arms and legs," said Lawler.

Lawler has also taken visits to three other schools during the off-season: Western Kentucky, Indiana and Miami (Oh.).

Western Kentucky: "I was at Western Kentucky's Junior Day. Coach Taggart will be coaching the quarterbacks with the help of (Grad Assistant) Nick Sheridan, who was quarterback at Michigan. I spent most of the time talking with (Coach Sheridan). They are interested in me because I know how to run a balanced, pro-style offense. Coach Taggart wants to see the quarterbacks throw in June Camp before they offer. Every starting position is up for grabs every year until they reach a high level of success. That's appealing to me because I want to play as soon as possible."

Miami: "I went to Miami's Junior Day. (Quarterback Coach) Fisher asked me to come up for the tour and spring practice. They have a great campus and will start this fall on a new indoor training facility, new locker room and offices. I like their focus on academics and the pride their alumni have in the school. I'm going back up for their spring game. Miami is definitely high on my list."

Indiana: "I visited Indiana Tuesday of last week for spring practice. Coach Mallory has been my main contact there so it was great to meet (QB Coach) Smith. They want me back up in June for a workout. I loved the energy at Indiana. The whole coaching staff is fired up and ready to do whatever it takes to make Indiana a top Big 10 program. Their facilities are really nice and I liked the stadium too."

Lawler has also talked with Georgia Coach Mike Bobo.

"Coach Bobo at Georgia is also evaluating me again and I expect to hear from them in May, too," he said.

Allen Trieu on Benjamin Lawler: Quarterback Benjamin Lawler had a nice weekend. He needs to fill out and do some refining of his mechanics, but he throws a nice, accurate, catchable ball.

Bill Greene on Benjamin Lawler: Scott County (KY). 2012 quarterback. Lawler has good size (6-foot-3, 195-pounds) and threw an extremely catchable ball. More importantly, Lawler got rid of the ball quickly and knew where to go with the football. No offers yet, but he is receiving Division-I interest.

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