In this age of social media college football recruiting staff have become more and more savvy about marketing their programs on a personal level to recruits. Cartersville quarterback Trevor Lawrence, the top rated player in the class of 2018, is getting a not-so-subtle pitch from Bulldog coaches and staffers.
While Lawrence had been expected to make a decision in early August between top schools Georgia and Clemson, it’s now looking like that decision may not be made until October, with schools including Michigan, Oklahoma, and LSU continuing to pursue the 6’6, 195 pound standout. I suspect some of that may be Lawrence just deciding that he wants to take his time with a critical decision. Part of it could also be wanting to see Jim Chaney’s offense in game action (though I suspect Chaney’s already had some pretty extensive chalk talks with Lawrence on his visits to Athens, as he famously did with Jacob Eason).
While there’s still plenty of time for things to change, 2019 isn’t looking like a stellar year for quarterbacks in the state of Georgia. That just makes securing Lawrence that much more important.