Lingering thoughts from Army Bowl: On Trevor Lawrence, much more Georgia's got some instant-impact guys coming to Athens. Notre Dame is reloading under a new DC. Texas' defensive backs class is sick. JT Daniels could be the guy in Troy Barton Simmons - 91 minutes ago When viewers turned on Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl on NBC, they may have been a little puzzled by what they saw. For three years recruitniks have been fed a heaping helping of Trevor Lawrence goodness and on his first throw in front of a national television audience, he was intercepted. It didn’t get a whole lot prettier later in the game. Lawrence threw a second interception (doubling his total for his entire senior season), took a sack and had two fumbles that he was able to recover. The casual fan would be forgiven for having some skepticism. This is the generational quarterback — No. 1 in the 2018 247Sports Composite, with a stupendous rating of 101 — that everyone’s been talking about? (Photo: 247Sports) But if you stuck around beyond the first couple of series, you saw why Lawrence has won two state championships, gone 51-3 and has one of the most universally respected prospects to come out of high school in a long time. With his team down 17-10 late in the fourth quarter, Lawrence finally got in rhythm. On a nine play, 68-yard scoring drive that would give the East an opportunity to win the game, all of it came from the arm of Lawrence. He was 7-for-9 with one drop on a flurry of passes all over the field. After the game, one East assistant coach told me that one of his biggest takeaways of the week was that Lawrence is the “real deal." I’ll admit that there have been other quarterbacks that have been more impressive in shorts and a t-shirt than Lawrence, other quarterbacks that can parachute into a setting like the Army Bowl and, due to either arm strength or athleticism, come away with higher marks. But what Lawrence did in that final drive is what makes him special. When he got settled into a new atmosphere and when the moment was biggest, Lawrence’s instincts took over and he delivered. Given that we’ve seen two consecutive national championship games with true freshmen starting at quarterback, and given that Lawrence is an early enrollee with an eye for winning the job at a Clemson program still navigating the post-Deshaun Watson era, I left San Antonio thinking that Lawrence has a real shot to compete for that starting gig and unlocking an offense that sputtered at times this fall. When talking to one East coach about the wide receiver position, he mentioned some frustration that guys at times weren’t always giving their best effort or only wanted to compete during one-on-ones. One exception to that was Jordyn Adams. The son of a coach approached the week like a veteran, practiced hard, competed at a high level and was eager to learn from the coaching staff and soak up the offense. Another receiver that was singled out was Derion Kendrick. When it was time to compete, Kendrick knows how to crank up the intensity. The attitude from those two guys was evident in their production too. They were easily two of the best receiver prospects on either team throughout the week. Adams, who we've got ranked as a five-star in the Top247, has a decision to make between North Carolina and MLB. Kendrick was a high school quarterback but will play wide receiver at Clemson. He's ranked accordingly, as the No. 5 receiver in the 247Sports Composite.