The mother of South Carolina All-America defensive end and presumptive 2014 No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jadeveon Clowney told SI.com Thursday that she expects her son to play his third season of eligibility, rather than sit out the year to avoid injury, CNNSI.com reported.
"I talked to him this week, and he wants to play," said Josenna Clowney. "I don't think he has it in him to sit out. He loves to play football. I know I want him to play."
Clowney's future has been the subject of speculation since Tom Sorensen of the Charlotte Observer wrote a column suggesting that Clowney should consider sitting out his junior year while training independently for the NFL Draft.
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