Sunshine State standout had ‘great time’ at Swinney Camp

Sunshine State standout had ‘great time’ at Swinney Camp


Sunshine State standout had ‘great time’ at Swinney Camp


Lakeland (Fla.) Christian School 2021 defensive end Cade Denhoff visited Clemson for the South Carolina game last season, then made another unofficial visit to Clemson this spring.

This week, the 6-foot-5, 225-pound defensive end returned to campus to compete at the Dabo Swinney Camp for the second straight summer.

“I had a great time,” Denhoff said. “The coaching was outstanding and the overall camp experience was really a fun atmosphere.”

Denhoff participated in the full three-day session of the Swinney Camp and received positive feedback from defensive ends coach Lemanski Hall and other staffers about his performance.

“They told me I had an excellent camp and that I led the DE group well,” Denhoff said. “They said I looked like I had improved well on my agility and pass rush.”

Lakeland (Fla.) Christian School defensive end Cade Denhoff works out during the Dabo Swinney Football Camp in Clemson Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Bart Boatwright/The Clemson Insider

Alabama extended an offer to Denhoff on Monday, joining Penn State, Michigan, Miami, West Virginia, Vanderbilt, Pittsburgh, UCF and others on his offer sheet.

The rising junior prospect would not be surprised to see Clemson pull the trigger sooner or later.

“They said they are still evaluating,” he said, “but I think an offer could definitely be a possibility in the future.”

The Tigers are in a good spot with Denhoff and would be in even better shape with an offer.

“I would say the Tigers are high on my list right now for my recruitment,” he said.

Denhoff said he likely won’t make his decision “any time soon,” but hopes to commit by the midway point of his junior year, if not sometime next spring.

As a sophomore last season, Denhoff earned first-team all-county honors after recording 95 total tackles and 6.5 sacks along with three forced fumbles.



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