DeHond, who was originally expected to be a member of the 2016 class at Jesuit High in Rochester, decided to re-classify to 2017 and transfer to a prep school. He told Scout.com that it had to do with his age (being very young for his grade) and academics.
DeHond, 6-foot-7 and 320 pounds, is considered one of the top 2017 offensive tackle prospects in the state of New Jersey now. His offer sheet also includes schools like Illinois, Rutgers, and Virginia Tech. A lot of other major programs are still evaluating him.
The talented big man has already taken several unofficial visits, including to the other schools mentioned earlier. He's been to Syracuse a few times so if they decide to offer - which is likely only a matter of time - they will likely be the biggest challenge. There's a good chance Miami will be able to get him on campus this summer for a visit and we'll learn a lot more about his true interest in UM at that point.
The Canes already have a commitment from Kadeem Telfort, a very talented offensive tackle prospect in the 2017 class, and they're now trying to add more.
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