Lane Kiffin picked up his first big commitment as Ole Miss' head coach on Monday night when ESPN 300 prospect Demon Clowney committed to the Rebels.

Clowney is a 6-foot-4, 220-pound defensive end out of St. Frances Academy in Baltimore. He is a cousin of former South Carolina star Jadeveon Clowney.

Kiffin hired Michigan safeties coach Chris Partridge and former Maryland coach DJ Durkin as co-defensive coordinators; both of them have recruiting ties to the Maryland area.