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Wake Forest WR Sage Surratt opts out of season

Sage Surratt decided to not play football this season because of his concerns with Covid-19. He plans to prepare for the NFL Draft instead.
Credit: AP
Wake Forest wide receiver Sage Surratt, right, beats Louisville defensive back Anthony Johnson to score a touchdown on a 47-yard reception against Louisville in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Louisville won 62-59. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Wake Forest wide receiver Sage Surratt announced Wednesday that he won't be playing college football this upcoming season.

Surratt is opting out of the 2020 season because of concerns with the coronavirus. Instead, he will be focusing on the 2021 NFL Draft.

The redshirt junior made the announcement on Twitter. 

"My love for Deacon Nation makes this decision very difficult," Surratt said in a statement on his Twitter account. "After careful consideration, I will forgo the upcoming season due to the many uncertainties and risks associated with Covid-19. My family and I have decided it is best for me to focus on training for the 2021 NFL Draft."

Surratt expressed his gratitude for the staff and his teammates at Wake Forest. 

Surratt is a top receiver in college football. He had 1,001 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns in the 2019 season. He missed the last 4 games with a shoulder injury that ended his season.