A handful of states have already pushed high school football season to 2021, forcing top recruits to make difficult decisions. Stay and play senior year? Graduate in December and enroll early in college? Transfer to a state playing in the fall? Reclassify?
North Gwinnett's (Suwanee, Ga.)
4-star cornerback Jordan Hancock
became the first player to announce he is sitting out his senior year even though Georgia plans to play in the fall. Both of his parents have an underlying health condition and he wants to limit his interaction with other people.
California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Virginia and Washington have all moved football to the spring as of August 5.
Expect to see more announcements in the coming weeks. See the list below for players who have already weighed in on the matter.
Anthony Beavers Jr., Narbonne (Harbor City, Calif.):
After the CIF announced its plan to move forward, the USC pledge tweeted
, "Time to get ready for college."
Keith Brown, Lebanon (Ore.):
The top-rated player in Oregon announced on Twitter he will not be playing his senior season after the announcement of football getting moved to the spring. The future Duck tweeted
, "I will be foregoing my senior season due to fall sports being pushed to the spring. Thank you high school football. KB out."
Korey Foreman, Centennial (Corona, Calif.):
The No. 1 high school football in the country according to 247Sports, Foreman tweeted,
"If they make me choose between my senior season or going to college ... please believe I'm headed to my first camp." The star defensive end is uncommitted.
Jordan Hancock, North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.):
He is the first to announce he will sit out his senior season in a state that is playing in the fall. The 2021 Ohio State commit told 247Sports
that both his parents have underlying health conditions and he wants to limit his interaction with other people in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sam Hart, Cherokee Trail (Aurora, Colo.):
The 3-star tight end announced on Twitter he plans to enroll at Ohio State in January. He tweeted
, "I am so heartbroken by this decision, however I plan to enroll early... therefore I will not be participating in my senior season for football or wrestling."
Julien Simon, Lincoln (Tacoma, Wash.)
: The 2021 USC commit released a statement on Twitter
stating he will be enrolling at the University of Southern California in January and skipping his senior season after the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced its moving football to the spring.