Its hard to tell if its a smile or a smirk.
Talk to South Carolina fans about the best college football players in the country, and the cheeks rise with the corners of their mouths. Sure, Johnny Manziel made the biggest splash in 2012, but in the minds of Gamecock fans, not only is Johnny Football not the best player in the country, he isnt the best in the SEC.
They believe that title goes to their own Jadeveon Clowney, who is looking more and more like a larger version of Lawrence Taylor with dreadlocks. Clowney has had an extraordinary spring practice that included all the requisite bone-crushing tackles and even featured a blocked field goal where he kicked the ball out of the holders hands.
Unfortunately for fans, Clowney isnt likely to participate in Gamecocks spring game. That makes sense. There is no upside. Why risk injuring a man who will probably be the No.1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft and possibly the first strictly defensive player ever to win the Heisman Trophy?