Houston Texans to meet with Jadeveon Clowney in April

Jadeveon Clowney #7 of the South Carolina Gamecocks works out on the field before the start of their game against the Wisconsin Badgers at the Capital One Bowl on January 1, 2014
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The Houston Texans admit that they are planning a meeting later in April with defensive end Draft prospect Jadeveon Clowney.

Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith has confirmed that the club will meet defensive end Jadeveon Clowney this month in order to learn more about him ahead of May's Draft.

The former South Carolina Gamecocks player met with club officials for dinner on Tuesday night, but Smith said that the plan was to see him again in the next month.

"He's gonna come to Houston at some point later in the month as well," Smith told the Texans' official website. "We talked with him in Indianapolis and spent some time with him there, but that meeting was more rushed. It's a 15-minute block that's back-to-back to back with other guys.

"It was an opportunity for us to really kind of slow the pace down and really get to know the young man, what he's all about, and it really was a good meeting.

"This process is exhaustive so we're going to spend as much time with him and as many other prospects as we can to make sure that we know exactly who they are and what kind of men they are."

Clowney is expected to be a top-10 Draft pick in May.

Jadeveon Clowney #7 of the South Carolina Gamecocks works out on the field before the start of their game against the Wisconsin Badgers at the Capital One Bowl on January 1, 2014
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