High School Football

May 7, 2014 5:33 PM

What caused recent outpouring of NFL talent from Rock Hill?

When Jadeveon Clowney gets drafted Thursday, he will almost certainly become the city of Rock Hill’s third NFL first round draft pick in as many years, following in the footsteps of Stephon Gilmore and Cordarrelle Patterson. What enabled a city of 66,000 to produce so much talent since the early 2000’s? A number of factors collided in the early 1990s to help guide a generation of Rock Hill youth athletes to the highest level of football.

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