SHRINE BOWL: DaQuan Bowers

ROEBUCK, S.C. - The No. 1 defensive end in America talks about his week at the Shrine Bowl, his minor shoulder injury and enrolling at Clemson University next month in this one-on-one interview.

DE Daquan Bowers Profile

ON BEING SELECTED FOR THE SHRINE BOWL: Being selected to the Shrine Bowl is an honor. I'm glad to be here. Going to the hospital is a great experience. This isn't like a regular high school game. You don't have as many great athletes like you do here.

ON THE JOKESTER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SQUAD: (Summerville QB) Reid McCollum is kind of the jokester but people say I'm kind of a jokester too.

ON HIS SHOULDER INJURY: I injured a muscle in my shoulder. I'm holding out on contact until right about Friday so I can be 100 percent Saturday for the game. Top Stories