Illinois football adds quarterback for 2017 season
December 5, 2016
Illinois football received a commitment Monday from Virginia Tech transfer Dwayne Lawson. He annouced his comittment over Twitter.
Proud to say Imma be marching out with these boys next fall to Memorial stadium ‼️🔥💯 pic.twitter.com/rg8O1Whxax
— Dwayne Lawson (@dlaw95) December 6, 2016
Lawson was a four-star recruit coming out of high school and was considered the nation’s seventh-best dual-threat quarterback by Rivals.
The sophomore is a JUCO product who played in limited action at Virginia Tech.
Lawson is eligible to play for the Illini in the 2017 season.
Redshirt freshman Jeff George and sophomore Chayce Crouch filled in at quarterback when starter Wes Lunt was injured during this season. Lawson will compete with the two quarterbacks for the starting position in the spring.