Upland (Calif.) High School wideout Kenny Lawler has been the softest of commitments, so it shouldn’t be too surprising that he has decided to open up his recruitment in light of Arizona State firing Dennis Erickson on Monday.
Lawler committed early to ASU, but immediately said it was a soft verbal and added he wanted to take all his visits. He came close to decommitting over the summer before deciding to stick with the Sun Devils, and then looked solid after visiting for the ASU-USC game during the season.
But then came Erickson's firing.
“I have decommitted and I’m completely open to all schools,” Lawler said. “I’ll give ASU a look after they hire a new coach but right now, everyone is on equal terms and I’m not favoring anyone.”
Lawler was also looking at UCLA and had the Bruins in his top five at different points this year. But the Bruins fired Rick Neuheisel on Monday as well.
“I’m not really interested in UCLA right now,” Lawler said. “I don’t think I’ll be looking in that direction regardless of who they hire. I like the schools that have been on me this whole year like Washington, Cal and Nebraska and Michigan has just started to make contact with me as well. I heard Michigan could offer soon and if so, I’ll definitely give them a hard look.”