One of Tennessee’s most important commitments in its 2020 class isn’t interested in seeing anything else. Four-star safety Keshawn Lawrence announced on Thursday that he’s shutting down his recruitment just two weeks ahead of the early signing period.
Ok I think its time to let it be known that I am staying home and sticking with my gut . Therefore my recruitment is 10000% shut down from now on . My parents raised me to be loyal and be the man of my word , unless god has another plan ... until then #2TheT0p— KE(Y)SHAWN LAWRENCE C❌C (@KeShawn2x) December 6, 2019
“Ok I think its time to let it be known that I am staying home and sticking with my gut,” Lawrence said in his Tweet on Thursday. “Therefore my recruitment is 10000% shut down from now on. My parents raised me to be loyal and be the man of my word, unless god has another plan ... until then #2TheT0p.”
The 6-1, 197 pound mid-state prospect has been committed to Tennessee since June 24th. He’s the highest ranked player in Tennessee’s 2020 class, according to 247 Sports.
Lawrence will participate in the 2020 All-American Bowl in San Antonio next month.
Oklahoma, USC and Ole Miss were still alive for Lawrence down the final stretch. He took an official visit to Miami before committing to Tennessee back in the summer, but ended up picking the Vols over the Hurricanes. Lawrence took an official look at Oklahoma in October, but hasn’t seen another school since.
Lawrence plans to sign with Tennessee during the early signing period later this month.
Tennessee will lose safety Nigel Warrior after the season, opening up some playing time for others. Theo Jackson, Trevon Flowers, Jaylen McCollough, Tyus Fields and Aaron Beasley will all factor into the safety equation for the Vols in 2020. Lawrence could also easily enter that mix.