South Carolina great Jadeveon Clowney is one of the top recruits in recent college football history. He went on to be the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft and has had a solid start to his career with the Houston Texans.
His younger cousin, the incredibly-named Demon Clowney, is a blue-chip recruit as well. The four-star pass rusher will also be playing in the SEC.
Unlike his cousin, Demon is heading out West though. Per a report, he has committed to LSU.
During LSU basketball’s NCAA Tournament Game, Ed Orgeron hinted at a commitment. Demon Clowney appears to be the big get.
Coach O excitedly tweets “Hold That Tiger!” when he lands a new recruit, and did so three hours ago.
Hold That Tiger!
— Coach Ed Orgeron (@Coach_EdOrgeron) March 23, 2019
Per Rivals‘ Glen West, Clowney is the recruit in question:
On Saturday it was four star defensive end Demon Clowney who committed to LSU over in-state Maryland and SEC schools such as Auburn, Georgia and Tennessee.
Clowney is a native of Baltimore, Maryland where he currently plays ball at St. Frances Academy and held 15 offers from other programs.
The site ranks Clowney No. 58 in the country, and No. 3 at weak side defensive end. ww‘ composite rankings also have him as a four-star player. There, he is ranked No. 124 overall, and No. 5 at the position.
Clowney stars at Saint Frances Academy in Baltimore.
Update: Demon Clowney has confirmed it himself, via Twitter.
— DC3 (@DemonClowney) March 23, 2019
He is LSU’s 10th commitment in the 2020 class, and ranks third in the group. LSU now has the No. 4 class in the country and No. 2 in the SEC.