Lane Lawson

(Audubon) -- Audubon standout Lane Lawson played multiple important roles for the Wheelers success over the last several years. Those abilities have landed him an opportunity with Coe College in Cedar Rapids.

“I didn’t really get much interest my junior year,” Lawson told KMA Sports, “but my senior year I had some coaches come watch games. Coe, right away, showed a lot of major interest.”

Lawson said the Coe coaches made him feel like a Division I athlete while they recruited him.

“They really take care of the guys there,” Lawson said. “When I showed up, I just had a really good connection with the teammates and the coaching staff.”

Lawson led the Wheelers last season with 67 total tackles and 13 solo tackles for loss. He also had five fumble recoveries and an interception on defense and played other roles in the rushing and receiving game.

“Definitely a big thing (with Coe) was the coaching staff,” Lawson added. “The class sizes are small and perfect for me, so it’ll be a smooth transition. The facilities are really nice. It was something that was really hard to pass up.

“I know they’ve got a tradition-based program there, which is something I hope I can build on. They’ve got a program that you’re going to come in and work and do everything you can to get on that varsity roster. I like the challenge.”

Lawson made his comments on Tuesday’s KMAland Catch Up. Listen to the complete interview linked here.