Rashard Lawrence’s recruitment was on standby for much of his senior year, but it has picked up rapidly over the past two weeks.
So much so that the 5-star is down to two schools.
Lawrence, a native of Monroe, La., and that state’s top-rated recruit, announced he will either stay close to home at LSU or commit to Ohio State, according to NOLA.com’s Amos Morale III.
Lawrence revealed that a decision is coming after the dead period.
“My top schools are LSU and Ohio State,” Lawrence said. “I’m going to commit soon … after the dead period, if not right after I get with the coaches and I’m going to commit.”
Previously, the 6-foot-3, 305-pound prospect told SEC Country that LSU remained in the mix after the university retained coach Les Miles.
Alabama still has a chance to land the nation’s No. 5 defensive tackle but remains on the outside looking in.
“Alabama is still in it,” Lawrence said. “A little bit. Not much.”