South Point defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has signed his letter of intent with USC. The nation’s top ranked prospect chose the Gamecocks over Clemson and Alabama. He announced his decision this morning at his high school.
Clowney was named USA TODAY’s National Defensive Player of the Year and was named as the state’s “Mr. Football”. He tallied 162 tackles, 29.5 sacks, 29 tackles for loss, 11 forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries, and scored five touchdowns on defense while leading his team to a 13-2 record and a runner-up finish in the state playoffs as a senior. He also rushed 20 times for 274 yards and nine touchdowns in spot duty as a running back for head coach Bobby Carroll.
Clowney’s mother Joseanna said she supported her son’s decision 100 percent. She also shed light on just how much consideration Clemson and Alabama were given.
Steve Spurrier will meet with the media at 4:00 this afternoon to discuss the signing Clowney. We will post that audio here shortly after the presser ends.