Jadeveon Clowney is receiving help from a great source.
As reported by the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson, the former South Carolina defensive end is receiving guidance from Houston Texans teammate Johnathan Joseph, a cornerback. Joseph, like Clowney, grew up in Rock Hill, S.C., and played at South Carolina. Joseph has become a menor of sorts for Clowney, per Wilson. Joseph is 33 years old, and Clowney is 24.
“I just think anytime you’re from the same hometown, got the same dreams, grow up together, me being in the league a little longer, I’m always going to give him the in’s and out’s and try to guide him the best way I can,” Joseph told Wilson.
This is a solid move by Joseph. Clearly, his words hold weight, given his connection to South Carolina and Clowney’s hometown. Certainly, the tie is sure to help Clowney as he continues to develop with South Carolina.
Both players have become some of the best in the NFL at their respective positions. Joseph is a two-time Pro Bowl selection, and Clowney was selected to his first Pro Bowl last season.
This development should encourage Texans fans.