Clowney is a 1.20 m high defensive finish at the St. Frances Academy in Baltimore. He is the cousin of the former South Carolina star Jadeveon Clowney
Kiffin hired Michigan security coach Chris Partridge and former Maryland coach DJ Durkin as co-defensive coordinators; both have recruiting ties to the Maryland area. Biff Poggi, the trainer at St. Frances Academy, served as a special adviser in Michigan when his son Henry played for the Wolverines. Poggi's time in Michigan overlapped Partridge's term.
Overall, prospect number 148, Demon Clowney had committed to LSU, but the school and prospect separated in December, just before the early subscription period. He must enroll early and will be in school this week.
Joining the Rebels class, Clowney is now the highest rated engagement, just ahead of the ESPN 300 linebacker Austin Keys, number 287 classified in general. Ole Miss occupies the 41st position in the class ranking, with 20 total confirmations, but may see an increase in the classifications in the coming weeks, while Kiffin and his team try to end the class on a strong note.