Most prep stars would be happy with just one offer from a Football Bowl Subdivision school. Never in their wildest dreams would they ever imagine having too many offers to choose from. Although it would be a good problem to have, it would still be a problem.
South Pointe High School (S.C.) product Jadeveon Clowney is currently classified as a junior, but his offer sheet showcases more offers than many seniors. In fact, the Scout.com four-star prospect has nearly maxed out on possible offers and he still has over an entire school year to go before he can take his game to the next level.
“Everything is going well,” Clowney expressed. “I’m not sure how many offers I have, but I know I have a lot. I have so many it’s hard for me to keep track of all the teams that offered. It gets me excited though and I just feel truly blessed.
“I’m in basketball season right now, but last season I think I did pretty good, but my team came up short,” Clowney added. “I finished with like 140 tackles, over 20 sacks, and 29 quarterback pressures. So I think I had a decent season.”
Those numbers have granted Clowney over two dozen offers from the traditional powerhouses such as LSU, Florida, Miami, Michigan, and Georgia, among others. Although the 6-foot-5, 235-pound prospect has a good while to go before a decision is needed, he claims to already have a few teams at the top of his list.
“I like Florida, South Carolina and LSU,” Clowney admitted.
What does Clowney think of when those three schools come to mind?
“I like South Carolina because it is right near my home town here in South Carolina and I think coach [Steve] Spurrier runs a good program,” he said. “I like Florida because that’s a program that knows how to win.
“And I like LSU because that was a team I grew up liking. They always seem to have a bunch of really good athletes every year and I’d like to compete against those kinds of players in practice to get me better as a player. LSU is a program that knows how to win too.”
No campus or camp visits have been set up as of yet, but Clowney has an idea of what he will be looking for when the time arrives.
“I want to look at a bunch of things,” Clowney said. “I want to see what each of their academic programs offer and I want to go the place that I feel will help me in getting a college degree.
“I also want to play for a coach that makes his players play hard so I’d like to watch a practice and see how the coaches push their players. I want to see how the coaching staff works with the players off the field as well.”