Nation's #1 QB has committed to Clemson
|Thursday, December 15, 2016, 10:04 PM- -|
The nation's consensus #1 2018 quarterback Trevor Lawrence has committed to Clemson over his other finalist Georgia on Thursday night according to his Twitter account.
"After a long and thoughtful process, I'm blessed to announce that I am committed to Clemson University," Lawrence tweeted. #ALLIN
TigerNet spoke with Lawrence's father moments after his commitment to Clemson.
"We are happy with his decision and pleased he made the decision he made."
Lawrence is rated the #1 overall player for the 2018 class by three different recruiting services and becomes the highest rank commit in Clemson history.
The 6-foot-6, 200-pound signal-caller won his second straight football title with Cartersville, GA over the weekend. During the season, he passed for 3708 yards and 49 touchdowns. He is a three-year starter in high school that lost only one game during that span and has thrown for more than 10,000 yards and 118 touchdowns.
TigerNet was on hand for the 2016 Dabo Swinney camp and was impressed by Lawrence's passing accuracy and overall athleticism.
As a sophomore, he completed 233 out of 364 passes for 3655 yards with 43 touchdowns and only four interceptions. In 2014, he passed for 3,042 yards with 26 touchdowns to lead Cartersville to the AAAA semifinals. In the 8th grade, he passed for 1173 yards with 18 passing touchdowns and had 333 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns.
He had early national offers from Alabama, California, Cincinnati, Clemson, Colorado State, Duke, Florida, Georgia, Houston, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Southern Miss, Tennessee, UCF, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and others. His first offer was from Colorado State while Clemson offered on 6/9/15.
Please respect my decision and no interviews ?? pic.twitter.com/ouXRGGcqvf— Trevor Lawrence (@Trevorlawrencee) December 16, 2016
Sad some of you guys can't be happy for a kid making his dream happen.. Guess I have more people to prove wrong! #GoTigers!— Trevor Lawrence (@Trevorlawrencee) December 16, 2016