Urban Meyer and the Ohio State coaching staff are looking to add some receivers who can play on the outside, and they may just have found their guy in Towson (MD) Calvert Hall wide receiver Lawrence Cager, who earned a scholarship offer from the Bucks following a strong showing at their Friday Night Lights camp Friday evening.
The 6'5, 202-pound wideout found out about the offer when he was eating dinner after the camp. He was very excited to earn the chance to play for his dream school at the college level.
"I was eating a cheeseburger and they came to my table and said, 'Hey Lawrence, we forgot to tell you that you have an offer to play at Ohio State'," he stated. "I almost spit out my cheeseburger in front of people, because I didn't know how to react. It was a funny experience."
Cager has also received offers from Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee in the past week, but the one from Ohio State was the biggest of them all. In fact, he now has the Buckeyes as the leader in his recruitment.
"I love Ohio State. It was my dream school growing up, so it's a big offer," Cager said. "They're definitely a top school right now and are probably number one on my list right now."
"It hasn't been too crazy for me, but there have been a lot of offers from Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee," he explained. "It was a hectic week, but [getting the offer from] Ohio State is definitely the highlight."
There's still some time to go in this race, however, as he doesn't plan on announcing his college decision until he takes part in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which is set to take place early in Jan., 2015.
"Probably in the Army All-American game," Cager said when asked about a decision timetable. "I'll know the schools I'll be committing to before the game, so I'll let the coaching staffs know where I'm going."
While Cager has been to quite a few camps over the past couple of months, there was something that felt different when he was in Columbus.
"It just felt like family," he continued. "Coach Smith coached me like I was already an Ohio State receiver and held me in high regard. Being there with good friend Torrance was also great. We were just throwing the ball and having a good time together."
Cager is planning on spending the night in Columbus and will make the trip to Indiana tomorrow morning. Alabama, Virginia Tech, and Tennessee will likely be Ohio State's top competition to land a commitment from him.