Clemson football fans during the Dabo Swinney era have always had something to be excited about, and although Deshaun Watson is gone the Tigers still have plenty to look forward to.
Kelly Bryant and Company lit up the field both through the air and with their legs this past Saturday, and with Louisville and Florida State struggling in their openers, Clemson all of sudden looks like they could be the favorite to win the ACC again this year.
The offense flashed several true freshmen against Kent State and they all looked incredibly impressive. Tee Higgins, Amari Rodgers and Travis Etienne showed the country just how good Clemson recruits, and while at the end of the day it was just Kent State, it’s still telling of how talented these recruits are coming out of high school.
This trend will most likely carry on with No. 1 pocket-passing quarterback in the country in Trevor Lawrence coming to town next year.
Lawrence led Cartersville (Ga) High in an enormous 58-6 win over Calhoun (Ga.) on Friday night. The 6-foot-6, 200-pound quarterback went 13-of-20 for 317 yards and four touchdowns in the win. He also punched in a score with his legs. It was an impressive stat line for a full game, but Lawrence compiled those numbers in less than one half of the game before he was pulled.
It’s unbelievable to think Lawrence can put up these video game like numbers in less than a half of football, but at the same time, he has helped lead his high school to 33 consecutive victories.
The quarterback position will be cloudy next year with Kelly Bryant, Zerrick Cooper, 2017’s No. 1 QB Hunter Johnson and Lawrence all on the roster, but there could be a lot worse problems for Dabo Swinney to have.
With his talent and high game IQ, don’t be surprised if Lawrence challenges for the starting job right out of the gate when he arrives in Death Valley.