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Jadeveon Clowney says Nick Saban put him to sleep during his recruiting visit. (AP photo)

Jadeveon Clowney says Nick Saban put him to sleep during his recruiting visit. (AP photo)

Nick Saban couldn’t charm Jadeveon Clowney.

Alabama’s coach has been known to win over recruits with his in-home pitches and smooth talk, but he couldn’t entice Clowney into signing with the Tide out of Rock Hill, S.C., in 2010, according to a book called “Saban: The Making of a Coach.”

Here’s what Clowney said about Saban’s visit:

“I don’t see no big deal like everybody else. They’d say, ‘He’s the king of all of football.’ The guy ain’t nothing but 5-5. He’s a short guy. Everybody’s going crazy on Nick Saban.

“He talked the whole time he was there. I was dozing off. He can talk. A lot. He talked for a whole straight hour.”

Clowney ended up signing with South Carolina, where he was an All-America defensive end before being the No. 1 overall pick by the Houston Texans in the 2014 NFL Draft.


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