The AP released its preseason All-America team on Tuesday. However, the rosters are highlighted by the sheer volume of players that either have chosen to opt out of the 2020 season or play in leagues that won’t have fall seasons.
In total, 10 ACC players were named first or second team AP preseason All-America. Of that group, though, only seven are still on pace to play this fall. Miami’s Gregory Rousseau, Jaylen Twyman of Pitt and Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley were named to the roster; however, that trio of talented defenders are currently preparing for the 2021 NFL Draft.
Trevor Lawrence, Clemson, QB
Travis Etienne, Clemson, RB
x-Gregory Rousseau, Miami, DE
Marvin Wilson, Florida State, DT
x-Jaylen Twyman, Pitt, DT
Andre Cisco, Syracuse, S
Carlos Basham, Wake Forest, DE
Quincy Roche, Miami, DE
Chazz Surratt, North Carolina, LB
x-Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech, CB
BREAKING: Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, Oklahoma State's Chuba Hubbard top AP preseason All-America team that includes 23 who won't play this fall.
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