Clemson commit Trevor Lawrence has surpassed former Clemson great and current Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson for first place on a prestigious list.
On Friday night, the five-star quarterback from Cartersville (Ga.) High broke Watson’s record for the most career passing yards in Georgia high school history.
Lawrence entered his team’s game against Chapel Hill (Douglasville) Friday just 105 yards shy of breaking the Georgia career record of 13,077 passing yards held by Watson, who played at Gainesville High from 2010-13. It took Lawrence less than a half to do it, as he claimed with the top spot with a 22-yard touchdown throw in the first quarter.
In addition, at the time of the game’s kickoff, Lawrence needed just six passing touchdowns to break Watson’s Georgia career record of 155.
Lawrence is finishing his high school career with a flourish. The 6-foot-6, 208-pound senior came into Friday’s game having completed 118 of his 161 passing attempts on the season (73 percent) for 2,360 yards and 30 touchdowns against just one interception.
For his career, entering Friday, Lawrence had completed 788 of his 1,241 passes (64 percent) for 12,972 yards and 150 touchdowns to only 21 interceptions.
Not only does Lawrence boast eye-popping stats, but his career win-loss record of 47-1 as a starter is incredible, too. Lawrence has back-to-back state championships under his belt and has led Cartersville to 38 consecutive victories.
Lawrence committed to Clemson last December over offers from Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas A&M and others.
He is ranked as the No. 1 pro-style quarterback in the 2018 class and a consensus top-two prospect regardless of position according to the major recruiting services.
10 p.m. update:
Lawrence’s night ended at halftime, with Cartersville leading Chapel Hill 49-0. He finished the game 17-of-23 passing for 283 yards and four touchdowns through the air.
Lawrence has now thrown for 13,255 yards and 154 touchdowns in his career. He needs only one more passing touchdown to tie Watson’s all-time Georgia record of 155.
Cartersville, which won its 39th straight game, concludes the regular season at Troup County (LaGrange) on Nov. 3.