RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 175 overall player in the country, the No. 7 dual-threat quarterback in the nation and the No. 56 prospect in Florida by Rivals … Rated as the No. 12 pro-style quarterback in the country and the No. 40 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 29 quarterback in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 199 overall prospect in the country, the No. 5 dual-threat quarterback in the country and the No. 39 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation … Rated as the No. 224 overall player in the country by PrepStar.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 1/4/2015 … A member of the ESPN 300 and the Rivals Top 250 … A PrepStar All-American … Participated in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl … A Florida All-State Class 6A first-team selection as a senior … A first-team all-county selection … Threw for 2,444 yards and 21 touchdowns and added another 867 rushing yards and 17 scores during his senior season … Led the Terriers to the Class 6A region quarterfinals … A first-team selection to the Tampa Tribune’s 2014 All-Hillsborough County Team … A first-team selection to the 2014 Western Conference football team for the American Division … Threw for 2,120 yards and ran for another 1,068 and accounted for 31 touchdowns as a junior.

PERSONAL: Born July 11, 1995, in Tampa, FL … Son of Wayne Lawson and Tiffaney Boggs … Has four sisters and two brothers … State champion in the triple jump last year … Contemplated major is agribusiness. 

WHY HE CHOSE TECH: “When I took my visit to Virginia Tech, I knew I was around guys that were hungry, guys that wanted to be champions. There are a lot of young guys on the team, a lot of freshmen, and they were excited about being there. They knew their role, and no one was cocky or anything like that. I knew it was a place were I could thrive, and it’s where I wanted to be.”

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