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LSU head coach Ed Orgeron coaches against Auburn in the first half, Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Al.

LSU football has added another commitment to its battleground position group at the defensive line.

Four-star prospect Demon Clowney, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound Baltimore native who is the nation's No. 5 weak-side defensive end according to 247Sports, announced his commitment to LSU on Saturday on Twitter. Clowney is the cousin of Houston Texans' linebacker Jadeveon Clowney.

Tigers coach Ed Orgeron tweeted his trademark "Hold That Tiger!" signal that LSU had landed another commitment Saturday afternoon. Clowney put speculation to rest over whom Orgeron's tweet was about a few hours later, tweeting out his commitment announcement with the caption "100%."

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Clowney, who attends St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, also held offers from Georgia, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Clemson.

Clowney is the 10th commitment for LSU's 2020 class and the third on the defensive line. He joins 5-star defensive back Elias Ricks; fellow 4-star recruits Kayshon Boutte, Max Johnson, Courtland Ford, Alec Bryant, TJ Finley, CamRon Jackson and Kris Abrams-Draine; and 3-star recruit Jordan Berry.

Defensive line was a major focus for Orgeron in the 2019 class, when LSU signed four linemen (two tackles, two defensive ends), although the Tigers lost their recruiting battle to Alabama over Amite High's highly coveted tackle, Ishmael Sopsher.

The 2020 class had been ranked No. 1 nationally but dropped to No. 4 after multiple de-commitments that included University High's Jaqeulin Roy in February. The Tigers remain at No. 4 with Clowney's commitment.

Information from The Advocate's Brooks Kubena was used in this report. 


LSU's 2020 commitments

 Name

Hometown Pos. Ht. Wt. Rating Notes 
 Elias Ricks Santa Ana, Calif. (Mater Dei) CB 6-2 180 ***** Nation's No. 1 CB
Demon Clowney Baltimore, Maryland (St. Frances Academy) WDE 6-4 225 **** Nation's No. 5 WDE
 Kayshon Boutte New Iberia (Westgate) WR 5-10 175 **** Louisiana's No. 1 overall recruit
 Max Johnson Watkinsville, Ga. (Oconee County) PRO 6-3 214 **** Nation's No. 5 pro-style QB
 Alec Bryant Pearland, Texas (Shadow Creek) WDE 6-3 230 **** Nation's No. 9 WDE
 Courtland Ford Cedar Hill, Texas (Cedar Hill) OT 6-6 305 **** Nation's No. 23 OT
 Jaquelin Roy Baton Rouge (University)DT  6-3 284 **** Nation's No. 16 DT
 TJ Finley Ponchatoula (Ponchatoula) PRO 6-6233  **** Nation's No. 8 pro-style QB
 CamRon Jackson Haynesville (Haynesville) DT 6-5 271 **** Nation's No. 24 DT
 Kris Abrams-Draine Spanish Fort, Ala. (Spanish Fort) WR 6-0 160 **** Alabama's No. 13 overall recruit
 Jordan Berry Harbor City, Calif. (Narbonne) DT 6-2 323 *** Nation's No. 33 DT

*Ratings by 247Sports