Lawson gives LSU seventh commitment 

March, 30, 2012
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When Tevin Lawson started his junior season at Denham Springs (La.) High last fall, he was a full-time left tackle who had never played much on defense at all.

A few months later, he's committed to play for LSU and as a defensive tackle. He's LSU's seventh commitment. An eighth is expected Saturday, at the LSU Spring Game, from Winnfield (La.) defensive end Michael Patterson.

A mid-season decision by Lawson's high school coach, Dru Nettles, led to a meteoric rise that had him entertaining offers from Ole Miss, Auburn as well as the local Tigers. He thought about entertaining all three SEC rivals, but as LSU's Saturday spring game approached, he knew where his heart was.

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