Signee analysis: 4-star DE Cade Denhoff
|Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 7:29 AM-|
Clemson signed one of the nation’s best strongside DE prospects in Cade Denhoff.
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Cade Denhoff - 4-star DE - Lakeland, Fla.
Committed since: 1/26/20.
Listed size: 6-4.5 235.
Brings to Clemson: Denhoff added some pounds to his frame and didn’t show a loss in step as he was a dominant player for Lakeland Christian (Fla.) this season. His ability to disrupt the passing game by getting to the QB and knocking down passes has been lauded as he moved up the recruiting rankings.
Depth chart fit: Denhoff enters at a pretty stacked position but Clemson hasn’t shied away from playing impact freshmen defensive ends over the years. He has the spring and summer to get stronger and in the playbook to show what he can do in 2021.
Lemanski Hall on Denhoff: "The thing I like about Cade (is) his ability to rush the passer as well he gives great effort. He plays hard and tough. Long kid. Cade has also been to our camp so he's camped with us a few times and we've had a chance to work with him and see him up close and person. That's why I love our camps is we get a chance to see these kids."
Overview: National top 100 player according to ESPN.com and 247Sports … ESPN.com listed him as the No. 82 overall player in the nation, the 10th-best defensive end and the 15th-best player in Florida … ranked as the No. 89 overall player by 247Sports, and was also listed as the eighth-best defensive end in the nation and 13th-best player in Florida … ranked No. 188 overall nationally by Rivals.com, which also ranked him as the No. 10 defensive end … rated as a four-star prospect by all services … five-year letterman at Lakeland Christian, as he played in nine games as an eighth grader … played 48 games overall, recording 282 career tackles, 26.5 sacks, seven caused fumbles and four fumble recoveries … played seven games and had 40 tackles, including 6.5 tackles for loss, in pandemic-shortened 2020 season … had 92 tackles in 12 games, including 11 sacks and three caused fumbles in 2019 … had three double-figure tackle games that season, and had a career-high four sacks against King’s Academy … as a sophomore in 2018, had career-high 95 tackles in 11 games with 6.5 sacks and three caused fumbles … had three double-figure tackle games, including a career-high 13 stops against Berkeley Prep … had 44 tackles and seven sacks in nine games as a freshman, including a three-sack performance against Land O’ Lakes High School … had 11 tackles in nine games as an eighth grader in 2016 … invited to play in the Under Armour All-America Game … plans to enroll at Clemson in January 2021 … committed to Clemson on Jan. 26, 2020, the same day as fellow signee Jake Briningstool … recruited by Lemanski Hall and Mike Reed … played football, basketball and baseball in high school … played for Danny Williams at Lakeland Christian School … born Aug. 30, 2002.