South Carolina Football: Why Jadeveon Clowney Emerges as SEC's Top Defender

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South Carolina Football: Why Jadeveon Clowney Emerges as SEC's Top Defender
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Jadeveon Clowney had a lot of hype coming out of South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina. 

He was a consensus No.1 recruit across all the recruiting services and is considered a once-in-a-lifetime type recruit. These types of players were rare at South Carolina. He was certainly the most heralded recruit to ever sign with the Gamecocks. 

His first season showed loads of potential. His freakish athletic ability has him on the minds of many SEC coaches and media as a player who could turn the conference upside down. 

Clowney has the talent to emerge as the SEC's top defender. Here are a few reasons why. 

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