When asked shortly after leading his high school to a state championship, Trevor Lawrence said he favored an ACC school over an SEC school.
Lawrence, the nation’s No. 1 player in the 2018 class from Cartersville (Ga.) High School, told SEC Country back in December that he was favoring Clemson over Tennessee. Now, Alabama wants to get in the mix. The Crimson Tide offered Lawrence a scholarship on Thursday.
Alabama has already been recruiting four-star quarterback Jack West, from Sarland, Ala., in the 2018 class. West recently had the opportunity to throw with former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron and current Alabama quarterback commit Jake Fromm.
When it comes to Lawrence, he grew up a little over an hour away from Neyland Stadium, and most recruiting experts believe that’s where he’ll end up playing college football. But the sophomore standout wants to be clear that his childhood allegiance to Tennessee isn’t going to play a factor when he chooses a school.
“That doesn’t really affect me at all,” he said back in December. “I’m going to go to the school where I fit in best and where I can be successful.”
A scout told SEC Country that Lawrence is the best quarterback in the country regardless of class. He’ll be heavily pursued by many top schools.
Lawrence was high school teammates with Alabama tight end signee Miller Forristall. He passed for 3,655 yards and 43 touchdowns in his sophomore season.