Clemson recruiting: Trevor Lawrence plays a half, puts up crazy numbers anyway

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Trevor Lawrence dazzles in one half of action

Trevor Lawrence’s 18th birthday was Friday, and he celebrated by posting a stats line you would think was fictional if there hadn’t been video there to prove it.

He and other Clemson commits kept things rolling last week in the latest iteration of their high school football seasons, and we’re nearing the home stretch of the regular season.

Trevor Lawrence – QB – Cartersville (Ga.)

Total: 100 of 141 passing, 2,057 yards, 27 touchdowns

It’s become commonplace for Lawrence to play a little more than two quarters before building a comfortable enough lead to be removed from the game in the third quarter.

Last week against LaGrange (Ga.), he didn’t even make it that far.

Lawrence played just one half of football, but in that time he completed 8 of 11 passes for 227 yards and 6 touchdowns in what was a 56-0 blowout for Cartersville’s 37th consecutive win.

Per Rivals’ Chad Simmons, that’s one touchdown short of Lawrence’s single-game record he set in 2016.

With his dominant half, Lawrence is 403 yards away from Deshaun Watson’s high school record for career passing yards, and he’s 13 touchdown passes away from Watson’s other record.

Cartersville has three regular-season games remaining, so it shouldn’t be long until the records fall.

Derion Kendrick – WR – South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C.)

Kendrick lit up the score sheet again.

He threw for a touchdown and ran for one more in South Pointe’s 48-7 win over Westwood (Blythewood, S.C.), to pace the Stallions to another win in their undefeated season.

B.T. Potter – K – South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C.)

Clemson’s future kicker nailed a pair of field goals — one from 35 yards and another from 45 — to close out the scoring for South Pointe. Potter connected on all 6 of his extra-point attempts as well.

Kyler McMichael – CB – Greater Atlanta Christian (Norcross, Ga.)

McMichael ran for 3 touchdowns in Greater Atlanta Christian’s 59-0 shellacking of East Hall (Gainesville, Ga.). His first, which opened the scoring, was from 5 yards out, and he added touchdown runs of 70 and 37 yards to pile it on.

Pair of Clemson commits named to Shrine Bowl

Rosters for the annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas were announced on Sunday, and two future Tigers made it. The Shrine Bowl is played annually between all-star teams comprised of high school players from North Carolina and South Carolina.

  • LB Jake Venables – Daniel (S.C.)
  • WR Derion Kendrick – South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C.)

K.J. Henry, a priority Clemson target at defensive end, was named to the roster for North Carolina.

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