Cartersville quarterback Trevor Lawrence is a rare example of a player that everyone knows is great, but continues to exceed even the highest expectations set for him. Since taking over the starting job as a freshman in 2014, Lawrence has normalized his multi-touchdown performances and unstoppable sideline to sideline accuracy. With back-to-back perfect seasons and state titles, and a 42-2 all-time record as a starter, Lawrence added his highest individual honor this month with the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s All Classification Player of the Year.
Lawrence also announced his commitment to Clemson days after the state championship where he will follow the Peach State’s last record-setting quarterback, Gainesville’s Deshaun Watson. This past season saw Lawrence complete 250-of-406 passes for 3,904 yards and 51 touchdowns with nine interceptions as he moved within reach of surpassing Watson’s career record. Lawrence currently needs 2,477 yards and 40 touchdown passes to break Watson’s record of 13,077 career yards and 159 career touchdowns.
At 6-foot-6, Lawrence has the the resume, the measurables and the immeasurable ceiling that has made him the nation’s consensus choice for the top-rated prospect in the Class of 2018. Some of the state’s top coaches have had sideline passes to witness Lawrence build his incredible career and they spoke with Todd Holcomb last week to share what they believe makes him one of the best to ever come through Georgia High School Football.
Simply put, Trevor Lawrence continues to raise the bar for Georgia High School Football.
Mary Persons football coach Brian Nelson said quarterback Trevor Lawrence’s most impressive skill is his ability to throw accurately on the run.
Calhoun head coach Hal Lamb added, ““I think what sets him apart from a lot of quarterbacks is his ability to make plays with his feet while keeping his awareness of where his receivers are,’’ Calhoun coach Hal Lamb said. “When he has to scramble, he may be as good as I’ve seen at keeping his eyes downfield and making the unbelievable throws to open receivers. Also, his pocket awareness is excellent.”
But perhaps Woodward Academy head coach John Hunt who faced Lawrence in the quarterfinals said it best.
“No flash or showboating. In this day and age, all kids see on TV are players trying to bring attention to themselves. It is refreshing to see a player as great as him just go about his business carving up defenses and then go celebrate with his teammates.”