How did Clemson’s commitments perform in their games on Friday night? The Clemson Insider has you covered with the top performances from future Tigers in Week 9:
Clemson commit Trevor Lawrence took the state of Georgia’s passing crown from former Clemson great Deshaun Watson.
The Cartersville (Ga.) five-star quarterback broke Watson’s record for the most passing yards in Georgia high school history. Lawrence threw for 283 yards in the first half of Cartersville’s 62-0 win over Chapel Hill (Douglasville, Ga.), bringing his career total to 13,255, ahead of the 13,077 yards that Watson passed for at Gainesville from 2010-13.
Lawrence is on the verge of breaking another record held by Watson. After throwing for four touchdowns Friday, Lawrence needs just two more passing touchdowns to break Watson’s all-time Georgia record of 155.
Lawrence’s night ended at halftime, with Cartersville leading Chapel Hill 49-0. It marked the eighth time in nine games this season that Lawrence’s services weren’t needed in the second half.
For the season, Lawrence has completed 135 of his 184 passes for 2,643 yards and 34 touchdowns against just one interception. For his career, the 6-foot-6 gunslinger has hit on 805 of his 1,264 passes for 13,255 yards and 154 touchdowns against only 21 interceptions.
Clemson commits Derion Kendrick, B.T. Potter and South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C.) remain undefeated at 9-0 after a 61-3 rout of Richland Northeast (Columbia, S.C.). Kendrick, who is committed to the Tigers as a wide receiver but plays quarterback for South Pointe, threw for a touchdown and ran for another score in the victory.
Clemson defensive back commit Kyler McMichael serves as the starting running back for Greater Atlanta Christian (Norcross, Ga.) and scored three touchdowns in his team’s 56-6 romp over North Hall (Gainesville, Ga.).
On the defensive side of the ball, linebacker commit Jake Venables recorded four tackles, a sack and two quarterback hurries for Daniel (Central, S.C.) in its 51-14 loss at Greenville (S.C.).
Defensive tackle commit Darnell Jefferies posted six tackles, including two tackles for loss, in Newton (Covington, Ga.)’s 41-16 loss to Grayson (Loganville, Ga.).
Other scores of note: Clemson commits Xavier Thomas, Mike Jones and IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) earned a 43-19 win at East (Salt Lake City, Utah) to improve to 6-0. Tight end commit and Seneca (S.C.) quarterback Braden Galloway saw his team blank Crescent (Iva, S.C.) 29-0, while defensive end commit Justin Mascoll and South Gwinnett (Snellville, Ga.) defeated Shiloh (Snellville, Ga.) 21-0. Defensive tackle commit Josh Belk and Lewisville (Richburg, S.C.) fell at Timmonsville (S.C.) 36-28.