Trevor Lawrence is among the early candidates for billing as the top quarterback in the class of 2018.
Earlier this month, the 6-foot-5, 180-pound rising sophomore from Cartersville, Georgia visited Clemson and picked up an offer before leaving campus.
“It was a pretty cool deal. I really like it up there. It’s nice, really nice and I like all the coaches,” Lawrence said, during a recent interview with TheClemsonInsider.
“I was taking a tour all day then I sat down with coach Streeter and he talked to me for about 10 minutes and he said that I had an offer.”
Lawrence was on campus during the Dabo Swinney Football Camp, but didn’t go through on-field workouts.
“(Streeter) said they don’t throw that many young quarterback offers. He said they’d been looking at me for a while and they wanted to get a relationship with me,” Lawrence said. “He’s come to see me at my school a couple of times. He was glad I came to see them.”
Along with Clemson, Duke, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Missouri, Tennessee and Virginia Tech have offered.
“There are some schools I like and I know I want to go check out, but I haven’t been enough places to really decide what I want to do,” Lawrence said, when asked about favorites. “It’s premature. I just want to wait.”
Several factors will be considered as he continues through the process of making a decision.
“I obviously want to play big-time college football. That’s one of my dreams, so that’s one thing. How big and how good the team is,” Lawrence said. “Another one is what kind of offense they’re going to run. Pro-style, because I think that’s what I’ll be best in. So, hopefully, pro-style, maybe a little bit of spread, too. And the campus and how the actual school is are two big things.”
As a freshman, Lawrence completed 187 of 310 passes for 3,042 yards with 26 touchdowns.
“The campus is really cool. The facilities are already nice and they’re getting nicer, so that’s good.”