Report: Northwestern's Rashawn Slater won't be opting back in on 2020 season
A flurry of B1G players who opted out of playing college football during the 2020 season have already decided to opt back in. But Northwestern offensive lineman Rashawn Slater won’t be one of them.
Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel reported that Slater plans to keep his name in the 2021 NFL Draft and begin training for the event. The star offensive lineman for the Wildcats was one of a handful of players to opt out when the 2020 season was postponed.
Not long after the B1G’s decision, we’ve seen several players decide to play for their respective teams this fall. Some of the prominent names include Shaun Wade (CB, Ohio State), Wyatt Davis (OL, Ohio State), Rashod Bateman (WR, Minnesota), Jalen Mayfield (OL, Michigan) and Rondale Moore (WR, Purdue), among others.
“I didn’t think a winter or spring season allows for optimal recovery or training to have a great rookie year,” Slater told Yahoo Sports. “I talked about it with everyone. Everyone at Northwestern has been extremely supportive. They’ve had open and honest conversations with me. I can tell they wanted the best for me.”
Slater would’ve been a senior for Northwestern during the 2020 season. He leaves having played in 38 career games with the Wildcats.