Hometown: Rock Hill,
SC (South Pointe HS)
ESPN's Craig Haubert takes a looks at what Clowney would mean for all three finalists, Alabama, Clemson, and South Carolina.
"The Tigers got in the race for Clowney late but seem to be in serious contention and could really use him. Clemson finished strong on national signing day, landing the No. 1-rated outside linebacker (Stephone Anthony) and the No. 1 inside linebacker (Tony Steward), and signed a good front-seven class overall. For a team that is losing Da'Quan Bowers, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, and could not hold on to Pagan, a four-star defensive end, the Tigers still have a real need at the position. Since 2006, the only other player to grade out as high as Bowers is Clowney. If Clemson could land him, it would allow the Tigers to replace Bowers with a prospect who has the talent to be just as good and maybe even better. Clowney also likely would step in and play immediately."