July 9, 2007

Askew sets decision date

Camden (Ark.) Fairview lineman Lavunce Askew is the top defender in the Natural State for 2008, and Sunday he set a date to make a decision on where he will attend college.

Askew, 6-foot-3, 285 pounds, is rated the No. 8 prospect in Arkansas by Rivals.com and the No. 38 defensive tackle in the nation. He has been clocked in 4.83 seconds in the 40-yard dash. The three schools that have made the cut are Oklahoma State, Arkansas and Tennessee, and he will announce the lucky school on Aug. 1 at a press conference in the Cardinal field house.

"I wanted it to be that day, and I'm tired of waiting, and I know where I want to go," Askew said. "There are some things I've been talking about what I'm looking for in the beginning, and all these schools have that. That's why those three stand out."

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