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Monday, February 14, 2011

Jadeveon Clowney picks South Carolina

The Ole Ball Coach picked up his most highly sought after recruit since he arrived at South Carolina today when the #1 recruit in the nation, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, picked the Cocks over Clemson and Alabama. Clowney is a certifiable man-child at 6'5 but will still need to put on some weight at the collegiate level. Currently he is 245 and even with his speed most offensive tackles in the SEC wouldn't have a problem blocking him out. If he adds the muscle between now and the fall then you could see him make a Jevon Kearse-like impact. The kid is a freak and is a huge get for a South Carolina program that continues to trend upwards. The Cocks should be the favorite to win the SEC East again in 2011.

UPDATE: As we have been informed by Lorie it looks like Clowney will need to pull a lot of strings to get academically qualified for the 2011 season. Basically his grades blow. He should fit in well with the SEC then.


Lorie said...

According to Hargrave Military Academy's coach, he won't qualify academically. His transcript has "A lot of D's on there." Even his ESPN article alluded to it when Clowney said he had to find mentors to keep him in check because he wasn't making the grades needed or staying out of trouble.

Matt Fairchild ( said...

You are correct Lorie. He's a perfect fit for the SEC then.