Right now we're mostly concerned with the recruiting classes of 2016 and 2017, but the class of 2018 is beginning to take shape as well. Georgia quarterback Trevor Lawrence is currently the No. 1 player in the class, and was the subject of a feature by 247Sportswriter Barton Simmons. The piece focuses on his development as a quarterback heading into his sophomore season, but Simmons adds some details about Lawrence's recruitment, which is seriously heating up.
">July 29, 2015
"I've had all these college coaches ask me, 'tell me about your quarterback'," King said. "My response is that he's legit in whatever category you want to come up with. We clocked him at a 4.7 40. He's tall, strong. He cleans 230 pounds as a freshman. He's a solid student, he loves the game, he studies it and he's a humble kid."
Those college coaches have followed with offers. Tennessee is the early favorite and Georgia is not far behind but his offer list is 14 schools deep and growing.
Landing Lawrence could pay dividends with other top recruits as well.
"I talked to Trey Sermon who's one of the top running backs in the country in 2017," said (247Sports' Rusty) Mansell. "And I asked if there's anyone in the country he wanted to play with on the next level. I wasn't expecting him to mention a guy behind him. He said Trevor Lawrence."
Lawrence also holds offers from Cal, Clemson, Duke, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, and others.
Obviously the recruiting cycle for Lawrence is just beginning, but it's better to be on top than not. This is another great sign for Butch Jones and his staff at Tennessee.