ASU Football signs JUCO standout Lawrence Cayou

JONESBORO (ASU) – A 2011 All-Jayhawk Conference selection and former standout defensive end at Highland (Kan.) Community College, Lawrence Cayou has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Arkansas State football team next season.

The 6-4, 260-pound Cayou will have two years of eligibility remaining with the Red Wolves and, as a mid-term junior college transfer, will be able to practice with the team during its spring camp.

Cayou most recently completed his sophomore season at Highland, recording 42 tackles, a team-high 4.0 sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss and 3 forced fumbles to earn recognition on the all-conference squad.

Cayou originally signed with Texas Tech before transferring to Copiah-Lincoln (Miss.) Community College for his freshman campaign. He recorded 10 tackles and one sack in four games played with the Wolfpack.

The New Orleans, La., native was named Class 4A All-State honorable mention and first team all-district as a senior at McDonogh 35 High School. He posted 17 sacks during his senior campaign and also returned a fumble for a touchdown in the state playoffs.

A three-year letterman at McDonogh, Cayou's career high school stats included 115 tackles, 20 sacks, three interceptions and three touchdowns.