2 more yearsin college
— carolina_7all day (@clownejd) January 10, 2013
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However, South Carolina’s superstar defensive end Jadeveon Clowney only needed 23 of them to potentially turn the college sports world on its head.
Clowney decided to play for Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks after being deemed the nation’s No. 1-overall recruit. In fact, Spurrier was so impressed by his ability that he stated publicly that he believed Clowney could have made the leap to the NFL right out of high school.
The 6-foot-6, 256-pound monster has not disappointed, recording 4.5 sacks in the team’s regular season finale win over in-state rival Clemson and then crushed a poor li’l Michigan running back with the hit heard round the world.
Clowney is already a favorite to make a push to become the first exclusively defensive player to win the Heisman Trophy, and that was going to be as a junior.
Everyone, including Spurrier, expected him to leave following the 2013 season as most likely the No. 1-overall selection in the NFL Draft.
But Clowney has been defying expectations ever since he stepped onto a football field. Why would his decision-making be any different?