Future Clemson Tiger Shaq Lawson played in the Offense Defense All-American game this week.
“The game was good. There were a lot of great players there. I had to go show I was one of the best. I got to go against some great offensive linemen,” said Lawson.
The Daniel standout earned MVP honors with a strong performance.
“I had a good game with one sack and five tackles. I found out today that I won the defensive MVP award,” said Lawson.
Shaq enjoyed getting to know some of his future Clemson teammates better while out in Texas.
“It was good spending time with my teammates. We caught the same plane out there. Martin and I were roommates. We talked about football and how much we both want to play for coach Hobby,” said Lawson.
Did Martin and Shaq talk about how they should have been on the Shrine Bowl team?
“We talked about it some. We were two of the top defensive players in the state and we didn’t make the Shrine Bowl. We came out and showed this week we can play with the best,” said Lawson.
In just a few weeks the top defensive lineman will take his official to Clemson.
“I am taking my official visit on January 13,” said Lawson.
What is Shaq doing now that his high school football career is over?
“I am playing basketball. I will work had to finish up my grades and work hard in the weight room,” replied Lawson.
The Clemson staff has made is clear to Shaq that he could see the field next fall.
“They just tell me to come in and play hard and stay focused in practice. They say to play fast in practice and I should get some playing time,” said Lawson.