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LSU Lands Commitment from NFL Star Jadeveon Clowney’s Cousin

The next generation of Clowney is following in his cousin’s SEC footsteps.

Four-star Class of 2020 defensive end Demon Clowney (Baltimore St. Frances), the cousin of three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, committed to LSU on Saturday.

Jadeveon Clowney spent three seasons at South Carolina and is currently a member of the Houston Texans, of which he was the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Demon Clowney went with LSU over offers from Clemson, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Tennessee, Texas A&M, South Carolina, Wisconsin and others, according to 247Sports.

Clowney made his commitment on Saturday during an unofficial visit, as he watched LSU’s scrimmage. LSU offered Clowney in mid-January when coach Ed Orgeron made nine offers at St. Frances, according to 247Sports.

Clowney is rated as the No. 124 overall prospect in the country, No. 5 weak-side defensive end nationally and the No. 7 overall prospect in Maryland based on the 247Sports Composite.

LSU is now only behind Alabama, as they climbed from No. 4 to No. 2 in the nation for the 2020 247Sports Composite Team Recruiting Ranking.

Orgeron, who now has an approved two-year contract extension, is confident his job security will be a boost in getting high-caliber recruits.

“I feel it’s good for recruiting. Getting the two-year extension, which is good, we’re very happy,” Orgeron said according to 247Sports. “But I’m happy to be the head coach at LSU. Yes it gave them some security. But after this season, during recruiting, people felt that I was going to get one, it wasn’t a factor as much in recruiting as much as it was the year before. So I think it just helps, solidifies that I’m going to be the coach here, and it helps solidify our team, gives them a sense of confidence.”