Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence Still Undecided
Despite belief among NFL executives to the contrary, Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence says he is still undecided about declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft, according to ESPN’s David M. Hale.
“I’m just trying to enjoy my last few months here if that’s what I decide to do,” Lawrence said. “I’m just trying to enjoy it and obviously I’m not trying to make a stir. I don’t want any more people talking about me than they already are, so my thing is I’m just never going to corner myself to where I have to do something just because of something I said in the past.”
Lawrence addressed recent comments that seemed to be a backtracking of his firm stance of entering the NFL draft in 2021.
“My mindset is the same, but I really don’t want to talk about it anymore,” Lawrence said. “People want me to say no matter what, for sure I’m leaving school, and that’s just not something I’m going to say. That’s as simple as it is. I’m never going to corner myself like that, but that’s what people want to hear. I want to leave myself opportunities to take everything in and make a decision and obviously I’m not going to say that for sure I’m staying or for sure I’m leaving, and it turns out that caused more of a commotion than if I hadn’t said anything.”
Lawrence said he tested positive for COVID-19 back on October 28th, and that the positive result came as a complete surprise.
“Since this has all been going on, I haven’t been in big groups,” Lawrence said. “I try to avoid that. But the way this thing is, you can track it back to so many people and think, I could’ve gotten it here or here. I’ve tried to keep my circle tight, but it’s hard when people don’t know if they have it.”
Clemson is coming off a loss to Notre Dame and stresses the importance that they all get back on track as he makes his return under center.
“As a leader just to make sure we’re all re-setting after that kind of a game, but just going back to work,” Lawrence said. “That’s never been an issue here. Just get ready to make that championship run. I’m glad to be back and I’m just excited to be back practicing this week.”