Jadeveon Clowney brings a lot
Here's what landing the nation's top prospect would mean to each of his three finalists
Rock Hill (S.C.) South Pointe defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, the nation's top high school prospect, says he is down to three schools -- Alabama, Clemson and South Carolina -- and will officially decide Monday during a live announcement on ESPN's "SportsCenter" at 10:15 a.m. ET.. Here's a breakdown of just what he would mean to any of the three finalists.
Jeoffrey Pagan, LaMichael Fanning and junior college players Quinton Dial and Jesse Williams already in the mix, the addition of Clowney would give Alabama some excellent options from this class along its defensive line.
Stephone Anthony) and the No. 1 inside linebacker (Tony Steward), and signed a good front-seven class overall. For a team that is losing Da'Quan Bowers, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, and could not hold on to Pagan, a four-star defensive end, the Tigers still have a real need at the position. Since 2006, the only other player to grade out as high as Bowers is Clowney. If Clemson could land him, it would allow the Tigers to replace Bowers with a prospect who has the talent to be just as good and maybe even better. Clowney also likely would step in and play immediately.
Craig Haubert is the recruiting coordinator for ESPN Recruiting and has more than a decade of coaching experience. Don't forget to follow him on Twitter.
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