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The praise for Clowney is endless.
All you need to do is watch ESPN's latest feature on "The Freak."
But here is what others are saying about him.
From Lorenzo Ward, South Carolina defensive coordinator, via ESPN: "I've never seen a player who had the ability to take the dive then make the quarterback pitch the ball, then run the pitch down and that happened in the Florida game last year."
From Steve Spurrier, South Carolina head coach, via the Associated Press (h/t ESPN): "We act like we didn't even try to block Clowney today. Maybe we're afraid to block him, I don't know. Hopefully, he's that good but I've seen other people block him. He doesn't get to the quarterback every play like he did today just about."
From Mike Davis, South Carolina running back (via AP): "Clowney is a freak of nature, so going against him and the defensive line we have is only make those guys better."
From Edward Aschoff, ESPN SEC blogger:
Clowney is easily the best defensive player in the country and he might be the nation's best overall player, regardless of position. He has incredible measurables, elite speed and athleticism, and is stronger than an ox. Without him, South Carolina's new-look defense would take a major hit in 2013. He's the motor that makes that defense run and is the main reason why the Gamecocks have the SEC's best defensive line. His mere presence on the field makes teams change their game plans.
From Zach Snyder, Clowney's high school defensive line coach, via Greg Bishop of the New York Times: “I’ve seen him jump over an entire offensive line to block a field goal, picked off a tunnel screen. Numerous big hits, sacks, blocked passes.”
From Larry Fedora, North Carolina Tar Heels head coach, via Chase Goodbread of NFL.com:
I've never played against a guy that's 272 pounds and runs a 4.4. ... And it's obvious on film. He plays at a different speed than other guys, because he is faster than other guys. And then he plays hard. And you see him out (there) -- I'm trying to remember which game it was where I saw them hand the ball off to a back on a sweep, and he broke and I think Clowney caught him about 25 yards down the field. So he can run.
From Mark Richt, Georgia Bulldogs head coach, via the Augusta Chronicle:
I said he might be the best one on the planet or something like that and it became news. I think that Clowney, I think he’s the best college football player in America. There’s a couple other guys you could debate on that. …I think if you give him a couple of years of him learning, once he’s in the NFL and he’s got a couple of years going through that learning curve or whatever, my bet is he’ll be one of the best if not the best before his career is over in that league. That might be a better way to say it.