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Here’s a checklist of notable school soccer gamers who’re opting out of the 2020 season

The 2020 college football season remains uncertain, but some FBS players are taking no chances with their futures.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to stir up players’ concerns – and these were brought to light on Sunday by a group of Pac-12 players who threatened to drop out this season if their needs are not met.

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Some other players have already taken this step. Sporting News will be tracking the notable 2020 opt-outs in August and September.

Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwest

(September 24th): The senior will skip the season to prepare for the NFL draft, he told Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel. “I never thought that a winter or spring season would provide the best recovery or training for a great rookie year,” he told Thamel.

SN lists Slater in his latest ranking as ninth among the offensive tackles.

Tate Martell, QB / WR, Miami (Florida)

(September 18): Martell has decided to suspend the rest of the Hurricanes season, the Miami Herald reported. The Ohio state move was on hold for the season opener but was slated to resume this week despite the Herald finding it fell off Miami’s depth map for Game 2. Now he’s on track to be inactive for all of his fourth season of college.

Shaun Wade, CB, State of Ohio

(September 14th): Wade was the second notable player in the state of Ohio to unsubscribe from the 2021 NFL Draft. Wade’s father, Randy, was instrumental in organizing the Big Ten parents to protest the conference’s decision to postpone the football season. Shaun Wade is now a first-team SN Preseason All-American. TO UPDATE: Wade overturned his decision on September 17, telling ESPN that he would be back to help the Buckeyes, who will be playing this season, win a national championship.

Wyatt Davis, G, State of Ohio

(September 11): Davis, another SN preseason All-American, became the first player in the state of Ohio to retire from the 2020 season, according to Yahoo Sports. Davis will focus on preparing the 2021 NFL draft. Davis ranked 16th on SN’s most recent 2021 NFL Draft Big Board.

Penei Sewell, T, Oregon

(7th of September): Sewell, considered by many to be the best offensive player ahead of 2021, announced Monday that he would be canceling the 2020 college football season – including in the latest draft from Sporting News. The Oregon tackle, ranked # 3 college football player by SN in 2020, confirmed its plans on Twitter:

Jamie Newman, QB, Georgia

(September 2nd): Newman, who has moved from Wake Forest and is expected to start at quarterback for the Bulldogs this season, decided to focus on the 2021 NFL Draft. Newman was Sporting News’ top ranked transfer quarterback for 2020. He moved from Wake Forest, where he completed a total of 2,868 yards, 574 rushing yards and 32 touchdowns last season.

Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis

(August 30): Gainwell ended his third season with the Tigers in preparation for the 2021 NFL Draft. With 2,069 yards to scrimmage and a total of 16 TDs, Gainwell is one of the best all-purpose backs in college football.

Yes’Marr Chase, WR, LSU

(August 30): Chase is the top ranked player in Sporting News’ Top 40 list to opt out this season. Chase won the Biletnikoff Award last year after a banner season of 84 catches, 1,780 yards and 20 TDs. It is a great loss to the defending national champion.

Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest

(August 19th): Surratt, a 2019 1000-yard recipient, announced he would end the 2020 season and instead prepare for the 2021 NFL draft. Last season, he scored 66 passes for 1,001 yards and 11 touchdowns in his sophomore year and received the first-team All-ACC award.

Kary Vincent, S, LSU

(August 17th): Vincent, who will begin LSU’s nickel safety in 2019, announced his intention to reject and prepare for the 2021 NFL draft. Vincent had 47 tackles and four interceptions for the defending champion in 2019.

Kennedy Brooks, RB, Oklahoma

(August 16): Brooks told Sooners coach Lincoln Riley of his decision on Sunday, The Athletic reported. The Redshirt junior received the second team’s All-Big 12 award last season when he completed 1,011 yards and six touchdowns. He also ran the conference at 6.5 yards per carry.

Jaylen Twyman, DT, Pitt

(8th August): Twyman announced on Saturday that he would be opting out of the 2020 season and signing up for the 2021 NFL Draft. Twyman, who would have been a Redshirt junior in 2020, received first-team All-ACC status after posting 41 tackles and 10.5 sacks in 2019. Prior to the 2020 season, he was Sporting News’ # 17 overall player.

Josh Jackson, QB, Maryland

(August 7th): Jackson was the most notable of six Maryland opt-outs that coach Mike Locksley announced on Friday. Jalen Alexander, Austin Fontaine, Johnny Jordan, Vincent Flythe and TJ Kautai have also signed out. Jackson went through for 1,274 yards, 12 touchdowns, and six interceptions last season and was in the mix to become the Terps’ starting quarterback in 2020.

Chandler Wooten, LB, Auburn

(6th of August): Wooten, a senior linebacker, has retired from the 2020 season, according to AL.com. Wooten will be a father for the first time this fall. Wooten had lost 25 tackles and 4.5 tackles in 2019. He plans to play a red shirt for the 2021 season and return.

Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue

(September 24th): Moore has signed up again. He said the Big Ten’s efforts since August had influenced him. “The Big Ten found a way to rigorously test and have security protocols that I felt safe with,” he told ESPN2’s Wendi Nix.

(6th of August): Moore, a second-team SN Preseason All-American, announced his decision to unsubscribe on Twitter.

Moore struggled with injuries last season but was established as one of the most exciting players in college football. In the last two seasons he has scored 143 catches and 14 touchdowns. He also had an average of 19.4 yards per punt return. It is a great loss to the boiler makers.

Jacub Panasiuk, DE, State of Michigan

Panasiuk, a defensive starter, has withdrawn from the 2020 season for health reasons. He had lost three sacks and ten tackles for the Spartans last season. Panasiuk plans to wear a red shirt for its senior season in 2021 and return.

Gregory Rousseau, DL, Miami

(6th of August): Rousseau announced Miami coach Danny Miaz that he would end the 2020 season. The second year red shirt is a preseason selection made by SN All-America and ranks ninth among the top 40 pre-season players. He achieved 54 tackles (19.5 for the loss), 15.5 sacks and two forced fiddles in 2019.

Kerry Martin, S., West Virginia

(6th of August): Martin has canceled for health reasons. The second child has asthma and sickle cells. Martin played 11 games for the Mountaineers last season and ended with 50 tackles.

Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State

(5th of August): Yahoo Sports reported that Parsons is expected to exit college football season in preparation for the NFL draft. Parsons is an SN Preseason First Team All-American and is ranked 6th in SN’s top 40 players for 2020. Parsons has put together 109 tackles and 14 tackles for the loss, but he also had five pass-ups last season Breakups and four forced fiddles. He is expected to be a first choice in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Kassidy Woods, WR, Washington State

(Aug 2): Woods, who has sickle cell traits, has decided not to play in 2020. That’s only part of the story. He claimed Washington state trainer Nick Rolovich had a problem with the Pac-12 unit group, according to the Spokesman review. This prompted Rolovich to clarify his remarks in a statement on August 3. Woods had six catches for 58 yards for the Cougars last season.

Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech

(July 29): Farley, a second SN preseason All-American, has chosen to prepare for the 2021 NFL draft. Farley had a total of 56 tackles and six interceptions with the Hokies in the last two seasons and is considered one of the best defenders in the FBS.

Ra’Von Bonner, RB, Illinois

(July 27): Bonner, a junior and teammate Jake Cerny, was the first two FBS players to sign out for the 2020 season. Bonner played 12 games for Illinois last season and has 822 rushing yards and 10 career touchdowns. Cerny, an attacking lineman, has played 12 games last season – mostly in special teams.

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