With the chances of the Big Ten conference losing the football season, two of Ohio’s best players chose to give up and begin preparations for the NFL draft.
Cornerback Sean Wade, a pre-season all-American and likely selected for the first round of the 2021 draft, announced his decision on Twitter on Monday, saying the Big Ten is waiting too long to decide what to do about the game. Wyatt Davis, an offensive guard who is another potential choice in the first round, announced his decision on Friday.
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“I came back to get my diploma and play another season and win a national championship,”
Wade’s father was one of the football’s parents, leading the charge to persuade the Big Ten to play the fall season. Presidents of the top ten schools met on Sunday, but did not vote on whether and when to start next season, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity as the Big Ten did not return to the competition. public plans.
“I have to be in the middle of preparing for our game this week,” Davis said in his Twitter post on Friday. “Instead, due to the events of 2020, I spent the last weeks with my family and coaching staff trying to determine my future.”
All eyes will now be on quarterback Justin Fields, who could be one of the best in the 2021 draft, whether or not he plays another football for Bucky. Fields has not commented publicly on his situation recently.
Time is running out for players who choose to stay with idle teams Big Big and Pac-12, who now have to watch teams from other conferences – including the SEC and ACC – who have decided to continue their seasons.
The Big Ten postponed their entire fall sports season to August 11 because of concerns about COVID-19 and how football can be played safely. The advent of daily COVID-19 rapid response tests, which were not available when university leaders decided to join the season, is now high.
If the presidents vote to start by the end of October, a match for a season of eight matches and a conference championship in mid-December is still possible. This schedule can create the Big Ten teams to be part of the College of Football Playoffs.