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How did Clemson’s commitments and targets perform in their games on Friday night? The Clemson Insider has you covered with the top performances in Week 4:

Another week, another win for Trevor Lawrence and Cartersville (Ga.) High.

The five-star Clemson commit led Cartersville to its 34th consecutive victory, a 38-5 win over Westlake (Atlanta). Lawrence completed 17-of-24 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns. He added a 5-yard touchdown run near the end of the game after recovering a fumbled snap and running in for the score.

Lawrence set up the Hurricanes’ first touchdown of the game with a 42-yard pass. His first touchdown pass was a 26-yard strike and his second was a 9-yard toss.

Do-it-all Clemson commit Kyler McMichael of Norcross (Ga.) Greater Atlanta Christian played cornerback and running back while serving as a kickoff returner in his team’s 28-22 loss to Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, Colo.). McMichael locked down his side of the field defensively and was hardly targeted. He got in on a several tackles, had a long kickoff return, made a couple of catches offensively and picked up a few first downs for his team on the ground.

On the defensive side of the ball, defensive tackle commit Darnell Jefferies stood out as he recorded seven tackles, including two tackles for  loss, and a fumble recovery for Covington (Ga.) Newton in its 47-28 win over Suwanee (Ga.) Peachtree Ridge.

Other scores of note: Defensive tackle commit Josh Belk helped Richburg (S.C) Lewisville’s defense keep Newberry County (S.C.) Whitmire out of the end zone in a 62-6 romp; defensive end commit Justin Mascoll and Snellville (Ga.) South Gwinnett were edged by Cumming (Ga.) South Forsyth, 30-23; and linebacker commit Jake Venables and Central (S.C.) Daniel fell to Greer (S.C.), 42-23.

Clemson commits Derion Kendrick and B.T. Potter of Rock Hill (S.C.) South Pointe had a bye this week, while Clemson commits Mike Jones and Xavier Thomas of Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy did not play as their team’s game was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.

As for Clemson’s targets, a pair of top-five 2019 quarterbacks — both of whom are visiting Clemson for its game against Auburn on Saturday night — shined in their team’s wins.

Bo Nix of Pinson (Ala.) Pinson Valley went 12-for-16 passing for 267 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 88 yards and a score on four attempts, leading his team to a 48-8 victory over Jefferson County (Ala.) Minor.

Sam Howell, meanwhile, totaled six touchdowns in Monroe (N.C.) Sun Valley’s 42-41 overtime win over Indian Trail (N.C.) Porter Ridge. He completed 28-of-40 passes for 347 yards and a pair of touchdowns and rushed for 200 yards and four more scores.

Clemson 2019 running back target Quavaris Crouch had 201 yards rushing and a touchdown on 19 carries in Charlotte (N.C.) Harding’s 35-28 victory against Gaffney (S.C.).

Class of 2019 running back Devyn Ford scored six touchdowns and ran for 227 yards to key Stafford (Va.) North Stafford’s 48-12 rout of Dumfries (Va.) Potomac.



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