Say hello to Cameron Lenhardt. The 4-star defensive lineman is the latest to commit to Nebraska’s 2023 recruiting class. He is commitment No. 14 for the class.
— Cameron Lenhardt (@CameronLenhardt) August 25, 2022
The 6-foot-3 and 240-pound prospect’s final list of programs he was interested in included Michigan State, Penn State and Nebraska. He had offers from all over the country, though, drawing plenty of Power Five interest.
Lenhardt — who is originally from New York — transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, in 2021. He worked primarily at the edge rusher spot for IMG, but also saw some snaps at linebacker. Per 247Sports, Lenhardt is the No. 33 edge recruit in the country. He is also considered a top-300 prospect nationally.
Lenhardt visited Nebraska in late June, which provided him an opportunity to meet with the Husker coaching staff and get a feel for the program.
“It was great sitting down with coach [Mike] Dawson. We watched film and we talked a whole bunch of football,” Lenhardt told Hail Varsity following the visit. “They said my position would be playing stand up edge. Basically like Caleb Tannor. We had a lot of great overall talks about football.”
What stood out specifically to Lenhardt about Nebraska? His post-visit answers likely provide some insight into why Nebraska earned his commitment.
“I will say something that stood out the most was just the coaching staff,” Lenhardt said. “They’re a great group of guys and great men. It’s somewhere I can picture myself like being. Plus, coach [Scott] Frost is a cool dude.”
Erin is the Deputy Editor and Digital Marketing Strategist for Hail Varsity. She has covered Nebraska athletics since 2012, which has included stops at Bleacher Report, Cox Media Group’s Land of 10, and even Hail Varsity (previously from 2012-2017). She has also been featured on the Big Ten Network, NET’s Big Red Wrap-Up, and a varsity of radio shows nationwide. When not covering the Huskers, Erin is probably at Chipotle.