Just a few years ago, Dwayne Lawson was one of the most sought-after dual-threat quarterbacks in the nation. It has been a long time since his days at Hillsborough (Tampa), but it seems Lawson has found a new home, as he announced Monday his commitment to Illinois.
Proud to say Imma be marching out with these boys next fall to Memorial stadium ‼️?? pic.twitter.com/rg8O1Whxax
— Dwayne Lawson (@dlaw95) December 6, 2016
Lawson was a 4-star recruit in high school who first committed to Miami. He later flipped that commitment to Virginia Tech, where he played for a season. He spent 2016 at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College.
There’s no denying Lawson’s talent, but he apparently had some struggles off the field. According to some reports, he left Virginia Tech before being suspended for failing a drug test.
However, if he’s able to make it on the field next fall—he is expected to be eligible—he could make an immediate impact of the Illini.