CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — Georgia or Clemson. Clemson or Georgia.
Those are the finalists for 5-star quarterback Trevor Lawrence, a rising junior at Cartersville (Ga.) High School. The 6-foot-6, 198-pound prospect is rated the nation’s No. 1 overall player in the Class of 2018.
He will also be on commitment watch in about a week. Lawrence told DawgNation earlier this month that he planned to make his decision sometime around the end of July or the first of August.
The video above this story includes a sprinkling of analysis from his head coach. Cartersville High coach Joey King shares a few reasons why Lawrence has ascended to such a lofty ranking.
A few things to know about Lawrence:
- He was named the MaxPreps.com National Freshman of the Year in 2014.
- Lawrence led Cartersville to a state championship last fall.
- He’s completed 62 percent of his 674 pass attempts in high school for 6,697 yards, with 69 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions.
- He’s quite the athlete despite how tall he stands in the pocket. Lawrence was laser timed at 4.8 seconds in the 40 and he can already power clean 270 pounds. That’s pretty impressive in the quarterback realm for a guy who fits into a size-14 cleat.
Look for him to likely make one more trip to each school before making his commitment known. What’s he looking for with his decision?
“The biggest factor is where I feel the most comfortable at,” Lawrence said. “I feel comfortable at both. They are both great so I’m trying to find out which school feels the most comfortable to me.”
Jeff Sentell covers UGA football and UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges. Unless otherwise indicated, player rankings and ratings are from the 247Sports Composite.