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Report: Clowney closing in on Gamecocks, Tigers

Posted on: February 7, 2011 11:08 am
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

As the college football world continues to drool over the highlights of Jadeveon Clowney, three schools continue to sit on the egde of their seat with a scholarship extended.  South Carolina, Clemson, and Alabama all await with a scholarship extended for the highly-touted defensive end to announce his collegiate plans on February 14, his birthday.  Everyone has speculated where Clowney will end up, but his high school coach told local media this weekend that he believes things are looking bleek for Alabama, and very good for the in-state Gamecocks.

South Pointe High School head coach Bobby Carroll told the Charleston Post and Courier on Saturday night that Alabama is not as strong with Clowney, citing distance as a determining factor.  He also believes that his recruitment is South Carolina's to lose at this point.

"That's what my gut feeling is," Carroll said regarding the Gamecocks' chances. "He's not saying a whole lot. I think he pretty much knows where he wants to go, though."

If Alabama is fading out of the picture, it is good news not only for the Gamecocks but also for Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Tigers.  Clemson made a huge splash on National Signing Day, pulling a couple of last minute prospects to finish off one of the best classes in the program's recent history.  If distance is a determining factor for the Rock Hill native, Clemson is still very much in the picture.

Dennis Dodd believes that Clowney belongs in the SEC, to follow in the footsteps of Glenn Dorsey, Terrence Cody, Nick Fairley, and the endless list of playmaking defensive lineman from the conference.  The Post and Courier also reports a source close to the situation who said that Clowney may know where he is going, but "wants it to be a shock."

Amongst all the speculation is the reminder that this is a decision being made (or so we believe) by a high school senior.  A radically unpredictable specimen, the high school senior is capable of changing ideals, beliefs, and decisions in real-time.  Regardless of any source or tips, the fact remains that we will need to see that LOI before any team is comfortable celebrating Clowney's arrival.

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Comments

Since: Aug 30, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2011 12:14 pm
 

Report: Clowney closing in on Gamecocks, Tigers

Lucky for Bama they wont have to play USC for a few years during the reqular season.  The only way Clowney will see Bama is if the Tide are lucky enough to make it to the SECCG.  Then he will feel what it was like when USC "rolled" the Tide and thumped them all the way back to Tuscaloosa



Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2011 12:14 pm
 

Report: Clowney closing in on Gamecocks, Tigers

I was wrong, we won in 2004, lost in 2005.... so it's 2-2 the last 4 games.



Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2011 12:08 pm
 

Report: Clowney closing in on Gamecocks, Tigers

To Bad there "Clowney's" you could have went to a school with a "History" now you more than likely will sign with "USC" and never know.  Well at least you will get to FEEL what it would have been when you go up against "Alabama" and come out on the losing end for the next 4 years. LOL


Funny thing is... USC has beat Bama the last 2 out of 3 games.  Don't act like Bama dominated the last decade.




Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2011 1:10 am
 

Report: Clowney closing in on Gamecocks, Tigers

Distance factor seems dumb to me for anyone who has plans to go pro.     You'll be leaving in a few years anyway, not going home.   

It's not like he's joining the army or something.



Since: Feb 7, 2011
Posted on: February 7, 2011 10:55 pm
 

Report: Clowney closing in on Gamecocks, Tigers

It always disappoints me when a fellow bama fan tries to make a young man feel like he made a wrong decision.  It's an insinuation that he isn't very smart.  As far as I am concerned, there isn't a better school than Bama but you have to be pretty naive to think that there aren't millions of others who feel that way about some other school.  I would love to see him choose Bama but in no way is he making a "stupid" decision to go to another good school.  One of the problems for a young man like this is that he has too many excellent choices.  Let's give these young men some credit even if they don't make the choices we want.  Good luck Jadeveon, except when you face the Tide.



Since: Feb 7, 2011
Posted on: February 7, 2011 4:25 pm
 

Report: Clowney closing in on Gamecocks, Tigers

To Bad there "Clowney's" you could have went to a school with a "History" now you more than likely will sign with "USC" and never know.  Well at least you will get to FEEL what it would have been when you go up against "Alabama" and come out on the losing end for the next 4 years. LOL


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