Simple answer. Lawson was one of LSU's first commitments for 2013. He shut down his recruitment, took no other visits,etc. and LSU has backed out on him. There is nothing binding on a grey shirt offer. If LSU stuck it to him a week before signing day, why should he be confident they won't stick him again in January after he sits out of school OR pays his own way for a semester?
dude, if hes good, he will have NO problems picking up an offer from someone else. so this raises flags to me...
miss state, arkansas, tcu, tennessee just to name a few all have room and a need for that position. they would take him in a heart beat if there are no clearinghouse issues