Phil Kornblut

Busy days ahead for Clowney

Jadeveon Clowney, a USC target from South Pointe High, buckles his chin strap during Shrine Bowl practice.
Jadeveon Clowney, a USC target from South Pointe High, buckles his chin strap during Shrine Bowl practice. The State

South Pointe defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has won local, statewide and national acclaim already, and may be in line for another major honor.

According to South Pointe coach Bobby Carroll, Clowney recently participated in a photo shoot and interview with USA Today. The newspaper annually puts together an All American team with a national offensive and defensive player of the year.

The team is released right around Christmas Day.

Carroll couldn't say if Clowney is the newspaper's defensive player of the year, but he said USA Today did a long photo shoot and an extensive interview with Clowney.

Clowney and his mother will also be going to New York soon for a photo shoot for ESPN.

Next week, Clowney will be in Orlando for the Under Armour All American Game. Carroll will serve as one of the defensive coaches for Clowney's team.

As for recruiting, Clowney remains firm on three of his final four official visits.

He is set to see Florida State on Jan. 7, Alabama on the 14th and Clemson on the 21st. He plans to make a fifth visit on the 28th to either Auburn, LSU or Ohio State.

He's already been to South Carolina.

Clowney will decide on that fifth after after the Under Armour game. Clowney is remaining open regarding the teams right now.

Carroll also said he's expecting his defensive linemen Gerald Dixon and his brother Gerald Dixon Jr. of Northwestern to make a commitment in early January. The brothers are expected to pick the Gamecocks.

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