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Nebraska Recruiting: 4-star EDGE Cameron Lenhardt Can Picture Himself in Lincoln After Visit

June 28, 2022

Recruiting never stops and it’s easy to miss the top stories day-to-day. Recruiting analyst Greg Smith recaps all things Nebraska recruiting news, analysis and more so you never miss a thing.


It’s been a busy month for Nebraska hosting recruits for official visits. Nebraska had nearly 30 official visitors in June so each weekend was busy with many official visitors. The only exception was last weekend. That’s when the Huskers hosted 4-star EDGE Cameron Lenhardt (6-3, 245) for an official visit.

“Nebraska, they offered me my freshman year and, they’ve been very consistent and things like that,” Lenhardt said. “We’ve built a relationship over time so it was definitely worth the trip up.”

The IMG Academy defender was happy he took the trip to Nebraska and called it “great.” He made the trip with his mom and they were both pleasantly surprised by how much of a city Lincoln was. The whole trip enhanced their view of Nebraska in general. He was able to see all that the Huskers had during the visit that included eating quite a bit. The 2023 prospect noted that there was food available at every turn and his favorite thing that he ate all weekend was the big tomahawk steak. That’s been a popular item this June on official visits and he’s the latest to not be able to finish it.

The trip wasn’t all about food though. Lenhardt was able to sit down with the coaching staff to get his questions answered about how they’d like to use him in the Nebraska defense.

“It was great sitting down with Coach Dawson. We watched film and we talked a whole bunch of football,” Lenhardt said. “They said my position would be playing stand up edge. Basically, like Caleb Tannor. We had a lot of great overall talks about football.”

Lenhardt loves the idea of playing off the edge for Nebraska. He’s played outside linebacker, middle linebacker and defensive end during his time at IMG so he views himself as a jack of all trades. But the 4-star the believes the strength of his game is rushing the passer.

The defender was hosted by linebacker Mikai Gbayor who is from New Jersey so the pair had a nice connection. Lenhardt was comfortable around the other players on the team all weekend and sees himself fitting in with the players.

Penn State, Michigan State, Maryland and Nebraska are the schools recruiting the New York native the hardest right now. The Huskers set the bar for official visits since they were the only one he took this summer. The plan is to pick a college during the early part of his senior season after he can visit a couple more schools. The team that wins his signature will have a great environment, academics and allow him to play on the EDGE.

As he thinks back to his Nebraska visit there are a few things that stand out about the trip.

“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 Frost is a cool dude.”

Recruit Watch

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>> Check out 2024 Omaha Westside athlete Teddy Rezac in 7-on-7 action.

>> Georgia linebacker Dwight Johnson Jr. committed to East Carolina on Tuesday.

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