Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has been planning to let the talented freshman quarterback DJ Uiagalelei succeed Trevor Lawrence, and this weekend will not Boston College duel.
However, this is the case with the Tigers after Lawrence tested positive for COVID-19. His poor performance on the Hawks (4-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), and in the game against Nore Dame on November 7th, his status is not yet clear because of Lawrence Must stay for at least 10 days.
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Whether prepared or not, Uiagalelei (oo-ee-AHN-ga-leh-lay) has the opportunity to show off his skills as a Clemson starter.
Uiagalelei is a highly regarded passer who ranks second in overall college prospects on Rivals.com and is expected to become the next outstanding Clemson quarterback. Swinney hopes Uiagalelei can succeed in Clemson, Deshaun Watson and the current Houston Texans play together, Lawrence hopes to become the main candidate for the Heisman Trophy, and is likely to become the first choice in the 2021
Uiagalelei is a 6-foot-4 and 250-pound freshman from the California Inland Empire near Los Angeles. He enrolled in January and accepted 9 spring internships before closing all universities during the March coronavirus pandemic. Sports activities.
He showed big arms and power running in five appearances, mainly after Lawrence played against the Tigers (6-0, 5-0).
Uiagalelei said earlier this month: “I just want to be mentally prepared and do my job.” “Just get real-time bullets and playing time. It’s so cool.”
He will get a lot of game time on Saturday, even earlier than his designated time.
Uiagalelei has won scholarships to top 25 teams including Alabama, Georgia, Ohio and Oklahoma. He said that he chose the Tigers partly because of Lawrence and the opportunity to play him for a season.
“Just see what makes him great,” Uyagaleri said. “Seeing the way he works every day, the various sacrifices he makes on and off the football field and how he arranges his time. I have to learn a lot from him to try to be a good player like him. “
In addition to Lawrence’s talents, part of what makes him outstanding is the talents around him-including another Heisman candidate who runs for Travis Etiennne. This should also help Uiagalelei.
Etienne, the defending ACC player twice this year, has 522 touchdowns in the eighth season.
Uiagalelei injured his shoulder and missed the Georgia Tech game. He returned against Syracuse last week and completed one of his three levels in the final quarter.
Following Uiagalelei is Taisun Phommachanh, a freshman general in the Red Shirts from Bridgeport, Connecticut. Last year, Phommachanh participated in three games.
Apart from Lawrence, the only quarterback on Clemson’s roster who can pass touchdown passes is the Pacers Hunter Helms, the fourth stringer, who was in Georgia two weeks ago. The Polytechnic lost two points in the 73-7 blowout.
Lawrence performed well this season. He was thrown with 1,833 yards and 17 touchdowns leading by ACC in just two interceptions. Lawrence (Lawrence) was a starter in college, his record is 31-1, in the national championship game in January this year, his only loss is LSU.
Sweeney and Lawrence said he had mild symptoms of the virus and had been in isolation since his first illness. Sweeney said that no other participants were at risk of contracting the virus due to contact with Lawrence.
If the 10-day quarantine period is counted from the test period on Wednesday, then Lawrence will end the fight with Ireland in time. Of course, it looks like the coach of Alabama, Nick Saban, will miss the game against Georgia after a positive test. However, after three negative tests and three days later, Saban was on the sidelines with a 41-24 victory earlier this month.
Clemson released a weekly exercise test report (part of three exercises a week) on Friday, stating that three student athletes tested positive from October 23 to 29. Department spokesman Jeff Kallin (Jeff Kallin) declined to say whether other football players are also actively testing. He said that Lawrence has approved the department to release his condition, while others have not.
Any football player with a positive test result will appear on the unusable list along with any injured person, although there is no detailed information about the player. The roster will be released two hours before the game against Boston College on Saturday, as Clemson is playing every day.
Clemson said it has conducted 12,897 COVID-19 tests on 177 athletes and athletes, including 140 athletes and 37 staff. The school said it has not been hospitalized.
Lawrence said on Tuesday that in the ongoing pandemic, the LTTE has done a good job in maintaining safety.
“We are doing well here, keeping our social distance, six feet, wearing a mask, in our meeting room, all these things we are not close contacts, we are not between each other, so we cannot spread Virus,” Lawrence said.
Lawrence said Thursday that the hardest part was missing a game with his teammates. He said, “While I wait for the opportunity to rejoin the team, he will watch and support the Tigers.”