When talking about his recruitment, Marcus Lawrence is quick to admit that he is wide-open at this time and, more importantly, plans to consider all of his options when it comes to selecting a college. However, the 6-foot-0, 165-pound point guard from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nev., indicated that a school located in the SEC is turning up the heat in his recruitment.
“Gonzaga, Oregon, Arkansas, California, Oregon State and Washington are just some of the schools that I am interested in,” Lawrence said. “I don’t have any favorites right now, but I have been thinking about some of the schools that I would like to officially visit. I will probably take official visits to California and Gonzaga towards the end of my junior year.
“I have already visited Oregon State and San Diego unofficially,” he added. “I don’t really know if I will visit either of those schools again. That is something that I haven’t spent a whole lot of time thinking about.”
Lawrence, the No. 64 ranked player in the class of 2006, made it perfectly clear that one school in particular has turned up the heat when it comes to his recruitment. While no leaders have emerged for Lawrence just yet, Arkansas is rapidly moving up his list.
“Arkansas is really showing a lot of interest in me,” Lawrence said. “Coach (Stan) Heath came by my school to watch me practice in the gym. The entire Arkansas coaching staff is showing a great deal of interest in me right now, so Arkansas is a school that I am seriously interested in, and I plan to give them a serious look.”
Aside from the aforementioned schools, Lawrence is also receiving interest from Arizona State, San Diego St., UCLA, Georgia Tech, UCLA, Minnesota, North Carolina and UNLV.