Entering the season, all eyes were on South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who was viewed as a rare prospect and likely a top three pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Despite what some may say, Clowney has once again been dominant this year and he is clearing the way for his leap to the NFL.
No one ever expected Clowney to return for his senior season at South Carolina, so whenever the news surfaced that he is going to take part in a special ceremony on Saturday with the rest of the team’s seniors it was not a shock.
According to the Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier, Clowney and defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles will “go out with the seniors” on Senior Day to get recognition in their final home game.
Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier passed along the news.
“They’ve achieved some accomplishments that obviously never happened before with 17-game home winning streak, got 31 wins the last three years, 40 total now,” Spurrier said. “Hopefully they can add to that, hopefully.
“We don’t have any seniors, so it’s sort of interesting that we’re going to parade about seven out there.”
South Carolina junior Victor Hampton may also be part of the ceremony.
The only thing left for Clowney will be to prepare for the 2014 NFL Draft, where it would be a major shock if he was not one of the first players selected.