Jadeveon Clowney is far and away the most talented defender heading into the 2013 college football season. However, the South Carolina superstar did not even wait for kickoff to start making waves. The 6-foot-6, 265-pounder was one of the last people to speak during the first day of 2013 SEC Media Days, but he had quite a bit to say.
First, he told the swathe of reporters surrounding him that Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd “is scared every time we play them.”
That in and of itself would have been more than enough to give members of the media fodder for the next two months until games actually kick off. However, the beastly defensive end was not done there.
He also included Georgia’s Aaron Murray and former Razorback Tyler Wilson on his list of “scared” quarterbacks, according to CBS Sports.
Finally, Clowney was asked about his chances at winning the Heisman Trophy as a junior in 2013. Surprisingly, he admitted that he really has no care for it, despite the fact that earning the award would make him the first exclusively defensive player to do so.
“The Heisman is not a big deal for me,” he told assembled media on Tuesday. “Winning the SEC championship’s a big deal to me. Getting drafted high is a big deal.”
Considering how candid Clowney was feeling in Hoover, Ala., the site of Media Days, terrorizing oppositing quarterbacks is a “big deal” as well.
Of course, if he does strike fear into the eyes of guys like Murray and Boyd, a conference title could be in the making, as well as a high draft pick.