USC on Georgia standout's mind 

February, 15, 2012
Defensive end Carl Lawson (Alpharetta, Ga./Milton) hadn't heard much from the USC coaching staff until Tuesday. That's when the 6-foot-3, 240-pound athlete was able to speak with USC coaches Lane Kiffin and Ed Orgeron for the first time.

"They asked if I was interested in USC," Lawson said. "I said, 'Who wouldn't be?' "

Lawson said the USC coaches always had a scholarship earmarked for him but simply wanted to get a read on if USC would even be a possibility for Lawson. He said he was already planning to take an unofficial visit to California this summer to visit UCLA, and said he will definitely have two Los Angeles stops to make, as he'll stop by USC as well.