Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence wants to play in the middle of the COVID-19 dilemma

Trevor Lawrence says his team wants to play.

The Clemson star quarterback reiterated his sentiment that he is ‘100 percent committed’ to playing for the 2020 football season, and on Saturday night wrote on Twitter ‘I do not know about you, but we want to play.’

After losing to the first overall draft pick last year for Joe Burrow and LSU in the national championship, Lawrence and Clemson’s football team appear to be pushing for high school football season to continue, despite concerns about the pandemic of coronavirus.

“Everyone has thought about it, but since I made the decision to play, I have not thought about it,” Lawrence said after Clemson’s practice Friday, via ESPN. ‘I’m busy. It’s my last year here… and I’m super pumped. ”

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Lawrence wants to play despite his status as the likely no. 1 pick in the NFL Draft 2021. Other top 2021 NFL draft prospects like Penn State’s Micah Parsons, Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley and Minnesota’s Rashod Bateman have opted for the 2020 college season.

The Mid-American Conference announced this weekend that it has postponed its entire fall sports season, making it the first FBS conference to take the much-debated decision to cancel football over concerns about COVID-19.

Last week, UConn announced that its football season will be canceled, the first FBS school to take that measure.