Every down end

SPARTANBURG - Clemson defensive end commitment Dane Rogers already has the necessary size to stay on the field for every down.

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The Crest High School senior currently tips the scales at 253 pounds.

"I put on about 10-15 pounds over the summer. I have gotten stronger since last year," he told CUTigers at Spartanburg High School earlier this week, after Shrine Bowl practice.

"Hopefully, I'll pick up what I lost. I lost a little bit of quickness, due to the weight. But I'll get it back. I've got the whole spring and whole summer. That's my goal."

But that's the size that Rogers wants to maintain once arrives to Clemson later this summer.

"It's a perfect weight for me," he said. "They told me the weight that I have now is pretty much [for] an all-down lineman, instead of the smaller guys, to put them in there for pass rush, but I like where they're putting me at."

Clemson defensive ends coach Marion Hobby has hinted to Rogers that he'll play right defensive end.

"When Hobby came down the other week, we went out to eat," Rogers said. "[Talked] not really about football, but just life -- just kind of like father, son conversations, just get to know each other better -- just build that bond and relationship with the coach. It was a great night."

The three-star commitment is impressed with Clemson's 10-2 season.

"Great season, great season. I've got one message: help is on the way…no doubt. This defense is going to be getting a lot better next year. We will reach that goal that we didn't reach this year, which is the ACC Championship," he said.

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