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Heisman favorite Trevor Lawrence on 2020 CFB season: ‘We want to play’

Vincent Frank
Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence
Jan 13, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) in the College Football Playoff national championship game against the LSU Tigers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

A report earlier on Saturday concluded that the 2020 college football season is as good as done due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Whether said report comes to fruition with an announcement here soon remains to be seen. But one of college football’s top stars is now speaking out on the topic.

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence wants to play in 2020

This is significant in that Lawrence could have decided to opt out of the season and prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft. He’s seen as the unquestioned No. 1 overall prospect in the nation.

Regardless, it’s going to be intriguing to see how other top players respond around the nation after others have decided to use that opt-out clause.

Conference-only college football in 2020?

If the season does indeed take place this fall, it’s more than likely going to be with teams in the Power Five playing conference-only schedules. The SEC, Big Ten and Pac 12 have all already made that announcement.

Meanwhile, the ACC is playing primarily conference-only games after adding Notre Dame to the mix for the 2020 campaign.

A decision will obviously have to be made here within the next week with the season set to open up in three weeks.

As for Lawrence and his Clemson Tigers, they came away with the top spot in the first Coaches Poll of the season.