Trevor Lawrence has confirmed the news via his Twitter account:
— Trevor Lawrence (@Trevorlawrencee) October 30, 2020
Here’s a statement from Clemson HC Dabo Swinney:
“Trevor has authorized us this evening to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now in isolation. He is doing well with mild symptoms but will not be available for this week’s game against Boston College.”
Clemson is set to face off against Boston College on Saturday. However, it appears as though Lawrence won’t be available for the contest.
The ACC requires any player who tests positive will have to isolate for at least 10 days.
Lawrence, 21, is considered by many to be the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck. The expectation is that he’ll be the No. 1 overall pick should he officially forgo his senior year at Clemson and enter the 2021 draft.
Lawrence recently acknowledged that he had been planning to declare for the draft as the presumptive No. 1 overall pick in 2021 but added he has not made a final decision.
“My mindset has been that I’m going to move on. But who knows? There’s a lot of things that could happen,” Lawrence said.
In 2020, Lawrence has appeared in six games for Clemson and completed 70.7 percent of his passes for 1,833 yards, 17 touchdowns and two interceptions. He has also rushed for 29 yards and four touchdowns.
We’ll have more regarding Lawrence as the news is available.