There’s a lot of hype surrounding Clemson freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence. He arrived on campus this spring as the No. 1 pro-style signal caller in the 2018 recruiting class and is expected to compete with incumbent starter Kelly Bryant.
The Lawrence hype train only increased after his first series in the Clemson spring game.
On his second throw of the day, the freshman completed a 50-yard pass for a touchdown.
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Lawrence’s signature arm strength is on full display on this play, but so is the freshman’s poise. To have the ability to pull the defense in with a beautiful play-action fake and had the calmness to loft the ball up to give sophomore wide receiver Tee Higgins an opportunity to make a tremendous catch.
Higgins had a big first quarter, recording 3 receptions more than 20 yards and 2 touchdowns. Two of those passes and one score came from the arm of Hunter Johnson.
If Lawrence’s throw wasn’t enough, on the ensuing series, Bryant didn’t look very good, throwing two wide open receivers on throws down the field.
There’s still a long way to go this summer and even in the spring game, but it appears Clemson has a good old-fashion quarterback controversy on its hands.