High School Football

South Pointe's Clowney has MRI on shoulder

Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney of South Pointe, ranked among the top recruits in the country, was scheduled to have an MRI of his injured shoulder Thursday afternoon.

According to Clowney's coach at South Pointe, Bobby Carroll, Clowney's MRI came back negative and he will play on Saturday.

Clowney suffered what was described as a shoulder stinger earlier in the week while practicing for Saturday's Shrine Bowl.

"He's a great kid," South Carolina head coach Mickey Moss of Blacksburg said Thursday after a workout at Byrnes. "We wish he could have got a little more work this week. He did some drill stuff, but after the first day we had to hold him out of contact."

As a senior, the 6-foot-6, 250-pound Clowney recorded 162 tackles, 29 tackles for loss, 29.5 sacks, 11 forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and 43 quarterback pressures and scored five defensive touchdowns.

Herald assistant sports editor Barry Byers contributed to this story