Friday, October 23, 2009

South Pointe DE Clowney to be No.1 next year?

You’ve heard us mention Rock Hill South Pointe DE Jadeveon Clowney before. Just a junior, he’s gobbling up scholarship offers as soon as university recruiters see him and can get them in the mail.

“He’s been offered by everybody, and I’m being dead honest,” said South Pointe coach Bobby Carroll. “That dude could very well be a first-round NFL draft choice a few years from now.”

For those who have forgotten, Clowney is 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds, with 4.6-second speed in the 40-yard dash and an impressive burst off the edge.

“He’s getting triple-teamed every game, and I’m not kidding,” Carroll said. “He’ll be lined up against a tackle and a tight end, and then another guy will help out. And he still had three sacks against Northwestern.”

Carroll said the schools that have offered Clowney include Notre Dame, Miami, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Clemson, Tennessee and LSU—those were the ones he could think of off the top of his head.

“And he’s a great kid; he absolutely doesn’t have a big head about it,” Carroll said.

From what I’ve seen and heard so far, Clowney may be the No.1 prospect in South Carolina next year.

--Stan Olson

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was at the indy-SP game and Knotts ran the ball away from this guy almost every play. That says something about how good this guy is.