DE Jahiem Lawson (6-4 215) of Daniel was one of three official visitors Clemson had over the weekend. Two, CB Myles Oliver and WR Cole Turner, announced commitments to the Tigers Sunday. Lawson, the brother of former Tiger All-America defensive end Shaq Lawson, is widely expected to commit to the Tigers at some point. He did not do so in the aftermath of his visit, which ended Saturday night due to the weather, but he said Sunday night he might be ready to announce something later this coming week.
“I thought everything was fine. They showed me around campus and where I would be staying if I go there,” Lawson said. “Everything was just nice. Some of their facilities are really nice. I’m really used to the area because I’ve been down there.”
Lawson spent time with head coach Dabo Swinney, defensive coordinator Wes Goodwin and defensive ends coach Lemanski Hall. He said he got a clear message from the three about what they would expect from him once he got on campus.
“They said if I come here, it would be like this…I’ve got to get big, going to have to be dedicated in the weight room, put weight on as a freshman, about 25-30 pounds, because I’m 215 now.”
Lawson, who was the North Defensive MVP in the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl last month, said he has talked with Georgia Tech about an official visit. However, after talking with the Clemson coaches over the weekend, Lawson said it’s not likely he’ll make that visit.”