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Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 02/14/2011

Jadeveon Clowney decides to play for South Carolina

By Cindy Boren

Jadeveon Clowney has made his decision: He will play for South Carolina. Clowney, the top-rated recruit in the country as a defensive end at Rock Hill, S.C., waited until today to announce his decision because it's his birthday and he wanted to give his parents a Valentine's Day present.

Alabama and Clemson were the also-rans in the Clowney derby.

"I got a lot of friends there," he said in announcing his decision live on ESPN. "It's close to home and my mom can come to see me play there."

By Cindy Boren  | February 14, 2011; 10:26 AM ET
Categories:  College football  
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Recruiting has dissolved to the point where a high school student makes a national spectacle of making his college choice. We can at least in part thank the Eternally Self-Promoting Network for that.

Posted by: randy28146 | February 14, 2011 5:10 PM | Report abuse

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