02/14/2011 01:25 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jadeveon Clowney Picks South Carolina (VIDEO)

The nation's number one football prospect finally has a school.

South Carolina.

Jadeveon Clowney will become a Gamecock come next season, staying close to home. The announcement came after a tough decision between South Carolina, Clemson, and Alabama.

The 6' 6", 240-pound 18-year-old defensive end is the highest rated prospect in the ESPNU 150 since 2008, according to ESPN. Clowney recorded 57 sacks combined in his junior and senior years.

The announcement (which was made live on SportsCenter) and ensuing interview is below.