After winning a Heisman Trophy, leading his team to a national championship, and becoming the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence is undeniably one of the best players ever to play for the Tigers. But he admits that there was at least one other college football program he nearly joined instead.
During a recent interview on The Journey podcast, Trevor Lawrence revealed that he “really did love” the Georgia Bulldogs, and strongly considered attending Georgia instead of Clemson.
“I was not a very mature (kid during) junior and senior in high school, I think I committed in my junior year,” Lawrence said on The Journey according to On3. “My parents, coach Swinney, like a mixture of everything. Marissa. Just kind of everything had its own hand in steering me in that direction and then myself like obviously I ended up coming to that conclusion (to go to Clemson). I made that decision. That’s what I wanted to do. I was looking at Clemson and Georgia and I really did love Georgia.
“I wasn’t a Georgia fan, but I grew up in Georgia. It’s close to home. They recruited me super hard, them and Clemson. I loved Georgia, loved the campus. Obviously, what they’re doing the program you see what it is now, I saw it (before) and knew what they were building. But just something about the people was infectious at Clemson.”
Obviously, Lawrence chose Clemson. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, signed Justin Fields, who spent just one year at Georgia before transferring to the Ohio State Buckeyes.