The 2020 Mississippi State recruiting class saw a focus on the defensive line. The Bulldogs were not afraid to recruit the Mississippi junior colleges and found several recruits that are looking to contribute immediately. Tre Lawson is one of those long defensive ends that tend to cause havoc for SEC offensive linemen. Lawson was a three-star recruit by most services and was pursued by Colorado, South Alabama, and Arkansas.
Lawson was a force in 2019, accounted for 41 tackles and five sacks for Mississippi Gulf Coast. Lawson was able to break up two passes, forced a fumble, and recovered two fumbles. What I like about Lawson, is that he has a consistent motor and wants to be in on every tackle. Lawson has the potential to develop into a talented pass rusher for the Bulldogs.
At 6’5” 235 lbs Lawson is a little bit light, but I fully expect him to develop as he spends time in the weight program. Lawson already has the height to cause problems for opposing quarterbacks and I fully expect him to continue batting passes down at the line of scrimmage. Lawson does a good job at sniffing out the run and has a nose for the football.
I look for Lawson to see the field this season. Tre may not be starting, but I fully expect him to become part of the defensive line rotation. Lawson has talent and I look forward to seeing what the defensive staff can do with him.