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Lawrence tabbed QB MVP at Rivals' Underclassmen Challenge

Trevor Lawrence

As a sophomore last December, Cartersville High School quarterback Trevor Lawrence helped lead the Canes to a state championship and an undefeated season in a 10-0 shutout of the Buford Wolves in the Georgia Class AAAA title game at the Georgia Dome. Sunday, the 6-5, 200-pound signal caller returned to Georgia Dome and added 2016 Quarterback MVP honors to his accomplishments at the Rivals Underclassmen Challenge presented by Under Armour. (Photo: The event attracted many of the top-rated high school football players in the country and Lawrence was able to once again impress most observers. As the top-rated overall prospect in the class of 2018, Lawrence continues to prepare for his junior season with the Hurricanes. Meanwhile, recognitions continue to accumulate as quickly as the speculations over his choice among college football suitors.

Rob Cassidy, reporting for, noted Lawrence’s arm strength and deep ball accuracy as his most impressive strengths. (For the complete report from Cassidy, please see: It was those skills that separated the Canes’ QB from the pack to earn the MVP award.

Other position MVPs at the Georgia Dome Sunday included running back James Cook (Miami Central High School, Miami, FL, 2018); wide receiver Devonta Jason (Landry-Walker High Schoo, New Orleans, LA , 2018, LSU commit); offensive lineman Clay Webb (Oxford High School, Oxford, AL, 2019); defensive lineman Greg Emerson (Northside High School, Jackson, TN, 2018); linebacker Alan Tisdale (Page High School, Greensboro, NC, 2018); and defensive back Devin Haney (Park Hill High School, Kansas City, MO, 2018)

Lawrence grew up a little over an hour away from Neyland Stadium, home of the Tennessee Volunteers, so many have speculated all along that he will select the Knoxville school based on his childhood allegiance.

Many of his more recent visits and comments have narrowed his selection to Clemson, Florida, or Georgia however. Only time will tell, but Lawrence has indicated his intention to make a decision prior to the beginning of the 2016 season. Meanwhile, Cartersville High School fans can look forward to two more seasons of his stellar prep performances.

Please see Blake Alderman’s Sunday report on Rivals’ Inside the Gators (

For more, see Rusty Mansell’s report on Georgia 247 Sports. (

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