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Clemson Commit Cade Denhoff Signs Letter of Intent to join Class of 2021

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As we’ve detailed before, hitting the right numbers on the defensive line is critical, and defensive end Cade Denhoff helps Clemson hit those numbers at a high level. The Lakeland, FL prospect is a 6’4” 235 specimen, well suited to play defensive end at Clemson. Denhoff is a 4 star recruit and has a .9548 rating, good enough to be the 8th ranked prospect at his position.

The Tigers beat out Alabama and Auburn for Denhoff’s signature, and the effort was led by Lemanski Hall, one of his two recruits in this cycle.

Tommy’s take from his commitment:

Denhoff projects to be a terrorizing, speed based, pass rusher during his collegiate career. He possesses three traits every coach wants from their defensive ends: length, short area burst, and bend. He also excels at basketball and baseball due to his natural athleticism. That athleticism translated during an Opening Regional event in early 2019. Denhoff posted verified testing numbers of: a 4.87 second 40 yard dash, a 4.44 shuttle, and a 30 inch vertical leap. One can and should assume those numbers have improved since.