College quarterbacks received some bad news on Saturday when 2020 recruit Demon Clowney announced his commitment to LSU. Another Clowney is coming to terrorize them in future seasons.
Demon Clowney is the No. 130-ranked recruit in the class, and he had offers from Clemson, Georgia, Michigan, Penn State and Texas A&M, among others. At 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds, Clowney is slightly smaller than his cousin, who was 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds by the time he finished his high school career and started at South Carolina.
But playing the same position of defensive end, Clowney has enough size and time to continue growing to catch up to his cousin.
The commitment gives LSU nine ESPN Junior 300 commitments in the 2020 class, only three fewer than in its entire 2019 class. California cornerback Elias Ricks is the headliner in 2020, ranked No. 19 overall, and is a big part of a defensive focus in this class.
Clowney is the third ESPN Junior 300 defensive lineman in the class who has committed to LSU, joining defensive end Alec Bryant and tackle Jordan Berry to give the Tigers an excellent start to this recruiting cycle.