It’s all come down to two teams for Trevor Lawrence.
The 5-star quarterback (and the No. 1 overall recruit in the Class of 2018) confirmed to 247Sport’s Rusty Mansell that he has narrowed his choices to Georgia and Clemson, and plans on visiting both schools toward the end of July.
Lawrence, from Cartersville High School (Ga.), said he was drawn to the Tigers for their recent recruiting success, including the acquisition of numerous blue-chip talent at wide receiver. Not that he thinks the Bulldogs aren’t doing well on the recruiting trail, of course.
“They (Clemson) have some good receivers coming in there, they always recruit well at that position,” Lawrence told Mansell, “but Georgia is also recruiting good, they both are going to have players where ever I decide to go.”
Lawrence said the Bulldogs have tried to use coach Kirby Smart’s recent recruiting success (No. 8 class in 2016 rankings) to lure him to Athens. Georgia is also an hour closer to Lawrence than Clemson, and also in the state of Georgia.
“Just it is in-state, they want me and they need me, they feel like I can help build the 2018 class around me hopefully, because they are loading up in 2017,” Lawrence said of Georgia. “They are hoping if they get me that will help more in the 2018 class.”
Should Lawrence commit to Georgia, he would likely have to wait a year or two behind current UGA QB Jacob Eason, himself the No. 5 player in the Class of 2016 and its No. 2 overall pro-style quarterback.