“It’s awesome.”

Those were the first words Cartersville senior quarterback Trevor Lawrence spoke when asked about how he felt about signing his National Letter of Intent with Clemson.

“I turned it in early this morning because I turned it in right when I could,” the senior said excitedly.

No doubt that Clemson fans are excited to have the nation’s No. 1 high school football recruit in 2017, according to several websites. Lawrence completed 69 percent of his passes for 3,290 yards and 41 touchdowns this season while tossing just one interception.

Lawrence also broke several state-best records during his four-year tenure at Cartersville. He finished his career with 13,908 yards and 161 touchdown passes, which were both previously held by former Gainsville High School and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Lawrence, a two-time Gatorade Player of the Year Winner, told WBHF why he selected Clemson to pursue his football career.

“I think just the people. They have the best support staff, the coaches are good role models and the family atmosphere.

Lawrence, who holds a 4.06 GPA, then spoke about the time he spent with Cartersville head football coach Joey King:

“Me and Coach King have grown really close over the past four years. (I’ve) just being able to talk to him about really anything. He’s been there for me, so it’s been awesome.

Lawrence was also named All-USA Offensive Player of the Year by USA Today this week.

Clemson will play Alabama in the Sugar on Monday, January 1st at 8:45 on ESPN.