Wait's over: Top recruit Clowney picks Gamecocks

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - Top football recruit Jadeveon Clowney has
ended the suspense and picked South Carolina over Clemson and

The defensive end from South Pointe High School in South
Carolina is considered the country's top prospect and was sought by
schools from coast to coast.

But the 6-foot-6, 250-pound senior took a different path than other recruits, delaying his decision from national signing day on Feb. 2 until Monday, his 18th birthday.

Recruiting analysts thought Clowney had long favored the
Gamecocks. Former teammates Stephon Gilmore and DeVonte Holloman start in the secondary, and South Pointe linemate Gerald G. Dixon signed earlier this month.

Clowney made it official at his school Monday with his family,
dozens of reporters and ESPN cameras on hand to watch.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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