Former Saint Louis School and Washington State starting quarterback Jayden de Laura has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Spokesman Review.
De Laura, a true freshman, won’t play for the Cougars in Saturday’s game against Stanford. The Cougars are scheduled to fly to the Bay Area Friday.
It is unclear whether other members of the Washington State football team have tested positive.
If de Laura is placed in a 14-day quarantine, he would miss the next two games, including the Nov. 27 Apple Cup game against rival Washington.
According to Spokesman Review sources, redshirt freshman Gunner Cruz took the first-team reps on Thursday.
De Laura has flourished in his first two college starts after earning the starting role for first-year coach Nick Rolovich, a former Hawaii coach and player.
In a win against Oregon State, de Laura completed 18 of 33 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 43 yards and another score in the 38-28 win.
Last week against nationally ranked Oregon, de Laura completed 29 of 43 for 321 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-29 loss in his home debut.
College football does not have a uniform policy regarding how long a player must remain in isolation before he is allowed to play.
The Southeastern Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference and Big 12 Conference require a player sit out a minimum of 10 days from the positive test. For the Pac-12, it’s 14 days. The Big Ten is 21 days.