Clemson announced Thursday its All-Everything quarterback Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for Covid-19. The frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy will miss Saturday’s game against Boston College … at least.
The “at least” is potentially huge. Lawrence will have to isolate for 10 days, which puts his status for the Nov. 7 game at Notre Dame in question. The positive test was Wednesday, so there is the possibility Lawrence would be able to play in South Bend. This bears watching.
The Tigers are ranked No. 1 in the nation and Notre Dame is ranked fourth in the country this week.
Statement from Dabo Swinney regarding Trevor Lawrence:https://t.co/PzqrugFjHF
— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) October 30, 2020
Behind Lawrence on the depth chart at Clemson are DJ Uiagalelei, No. QB in the 2020 class, as well 4-star sophomore Taisun Phommachanh. Whether they have been in close contact with Lawrence has not been disclosed.
For the time being, the game has been pulled from the college football lines at BetUS. With Lawrence, Clemson was nearly a 30-point favorite over Boston College.
Earlier in the day, Swinney had said he would be surprised if Lawrence returned to Clemson for his final year of eligibility in 2021. The quarterback had hedged earlier in the week on a previous statement that this would be his final college season.
Dabo Swinney says he expects Trevor Lawrence to enter the NFL. pic.twitter.com/cctfMloEAh
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 29, 2020