As expected, former Cincinnati Bearcat defensive lineman Zeiqui Lawton has announced his intentions to transfer to West Virginia University.
— Zeiqui Lawton (@ZeiquiL) December 13, 2021
Coming out of South Charleston, 247Sports ranked Lawton the second best overall player in the state of West Virginia for the 2021 class, behind only WVU’s Wyatt Milum. With his commitment to the Mountaineers, Neal Brown now has the three best players in the state of West Virginia’s 2021 football class on his roster (Bryce Biggs being ranked 3rd).
In 2020, Lawton was awarded the Sam Huff Award, which goes to the state’s best player.
Lawton did not record any statistics for the Bearcats and made no appearances. He will have four years of eligibility remaining.