South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has informed a person close to him that he is leaning toward signing with Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports, according to a source familiar with his recruitment.
Though Clowney has experienced a decline in his production this year, he remains a presumptive top-10 pick in the 2014 NFL draft. While his first two seasons at South Carolina saw him record 21 sacks and 35.5 tackles for loss, he has just two sacks and 6 1/2 tackles for loss through nine games this season.
Clowney has already been publicly linked to Jay Z, whose given name is Shawn Carter. A July report in "Inside The League" indicated Clowney was "smitten" with the superstar rapper-turned-sports agent and that the two had been in "regular contact under the guise of the rapper recruiting him for his marketing potential."
The day the report surfaced, Clowney posted a picture on his Instagram account of an article discussing the report with the caption, "You kno we about to turn up. Dr...