On Thursday, Clemson’s starting quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, received the news that none of us wants, You tested positive. What this means for Lawrence; he was immediately placed in mandatory quarantine for at least 10 days from the day he first started showing symptoms. Second, he will miss Saturday’s game against Boston College. Third his status for Clemson’s game against Notre Dame on November 7th is up in the air. And lastly but what he should be worried about the most is his health is severely in question.
According to Lawrence, he is not showing any signs as of yet which means he could be asymptomatic. This does not mean he is not sick and it does not mean he can’t spread the illness. It just means he is not showing symptoms. Like anyone else, he should take thIs very seriously.
For the Tigers it means back up quarterback, D.J. Uiagalelei, will be under center against Boston College and quite possibly Notre Dame as well.
Uiagalelei, a 6’5″ true Freshman out of powerhouse St. John Bosco in Bellflower, California. He was ranked No. 10 overall and the number 1 ranked QB in a strong 2020 high school class. This game or games will be a good test to see if he is ready to take over the high powered Clemson offense. Boston College shouldn’t be a big challenge but No. 4 Notre Dame may be a bit much for a freshman.
Lawrence’s eligibility for the Notre Dame game relies pretty much on establishing the beginning of the timeline of events which led to the positive test. If an event can be established on Tuesday the 27th then Lawrence could be cleared to play according to ACC protocols.
The biggest concern is to make sure of Lawrence’s health and the health of those in his family, team and classmates. Covid 19 is real and can be asymptomatic and not that serious or full fledge and be very serious, even lethal.