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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, projected by nearly everyone to be the top pick in the next NFL draft, appeared to leave the door open that he might return for his senior season with the Tigers after all.

On a Zoom call with media members on Tuesday, Lawrence was asked if he might consider coming back to Clemson for another year.

“I don’t know, we’ll just have to see how things unfold. There’s a lot of factors in that,” he answered.

“My mindset’s been that I’m going to move on, but who knows?” he continued. “There’s a lot of things that could happen. I’m just really focusing on this year and not trying to look ahead. … That’s a tough one, but we’ll see how it all unfolds.”

It wouldn’t be a stretch to infer that one possible factor could be which team ends up with the first overall pick. The 0-7 Jets currently stand as the front-runner.

But even if the lone remaining winless team in the NFL does get that pick, it would be difficult to imagine Lawrence would stay out of the draft just for that reason, especially if the campaign concludes with a Heisman Trophy and another playoff appearance for the Tigers. Lawrence said in September he was planning on the 2020 season to be his last at Clemson.

Meanwhile, Lawrence and the Tigers are preparing for a home date with Boston College before a likely top-five showdown at Notre Dame next week.

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