Trevor Lawrence is 2017 Elite Athlete of the Year
For the second year in a row, Cartersville High School quarterback Trevor Lawrence is the 2017 Elite Athlete of the Year presented by Elite Stone Supply.
The 6-6, 209-pound high school All-American threw for 3,296 yards and 41 touchdowns this season with one interception. His career stats surpassed Deshaun Watson as the all-time passing leader in Georgia high school football history with 14,352 passing yards and 161 career touchdown passes. The Purple Hurricanes were 41-1 with two state titles in his last three seasons and 53-3 during his career.
Lawrence is an early graduate of Cartersville High School and enrolls this month to begin classes at Clemson University. The early enrollment allows him to begin working directly with the Clemson coaching staff and participate in Spring football drills.
PHOTO: Elite Stone Supply, LLC owner Danny Snow, Josie, and Elite Athlete of the Year Trevor Lawrence.
The Hurricanes' standout took advantage of the first-ever Collegiate Commissioners Association early signing day on December 20 to sign with the Clemson Tigers instead of waiting until February.
He will be participating this Saturday (January 6) in one of the nation’s premier high school all-star games — The US Army All-American Bowl — at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Lawrence is a member of the East all-star team and Cartersville head coach Joey King is the East team’s offensive coordinator. The game will be televised on NBC at 1 p.m.
Lawrence has been labeled the top pro-style passing quarterback in the nation by various recruiting services for much of the past three years. He is lauded for his high football IQ, terrific arm strength, great decision-making ability, and throwing accuracy. Lawrence will compete with an impressive group of quarterbacks for playing time in 2018, assuming there are no transfers. Tigers’ starting quarterback Kelly Bryant is returning, along with former four-star recruit Zerrick Cooper, five-star quarterback Hunter Johnson and three-star quarterback Chase Brice.
The 247Sports evaluation of Lawrence: “Lawrence just has ‘it’. Not only does he has have the prototypical size , but he has a big arm, he is very mature for his age, and he has the intangibles. He can make any throw you want a top quarterback to make. Not only does the ball pop coming out of his hands, but he throws with great touch. He throws a great deep ball and he makes the swing passes look easy. Lawrence is still a little lean, so he needs to add mass to his frame, but he stands tall in the pocket and that weight will come in time. For a big, tall quarterback, his release is quick and compact. He is more mobile than most expect him to be. He throws with accuracy on the move and he can extend a play. He is a natural leader, he reads his progressions well and he is humble. He has all the traits you look for in an elite signal caller.”
Trevor is the son of Jeremy and Amanda Lawrence.
Editors Note: Photos and bios are supplied to Bartow Sports Zone and WBHF by the respective schools and their athletic departments. Elite Stone Supply, LLC is the monthly sponsor. Athletes receive a plaque along with recognition during a radio feature on WBHF.