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Georgia State's Mikele Colasurdo Opting out with Heart Issue Related to COVID-19

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistAugust 20, 2020

The logo is shown on the goalpost of the NCAA First Responder Bowl college football game between Western Kentucky and Western Michigan in Dallas, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)
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Georgia State quarterback Mikele Colasurdo announced he will not play in the 2020 college football season after being diagnosed with a heart condition related to COVID-19.

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Colasurdo is an incoming freshman at Georgia State. He was ranked as a 3-star recruit coming out of high school and the 61st-ranked pro-style quarterback by 247Sports.

The Sun Belt Conference is one of the smallest conferences to move forward despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with Power Five conferences The Big Ten and Pac-12 already canceling their seasons.

Appalachian State, a member of the Sun Belt, postponed football activities this week after 11 people associated with the program tested positive for COVID-19.

Myocarditis has been found in several athletes who were previously diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. Colasurdo did not specify his specific heart condition. 

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