Commitment Analysis: Rasool Clemons

Virginia picked up a big commitment over the weekend when Rasool Clemons chose the Cavaliers. Scout's Chad Simmons breaks down the new UVA commit here...

  • Prospect: Rasool Clemons
  • Hometown: Aiken, S.C.
  • High School: South Aiken
  • Class: 2015
  • Position: DE
  • Size: 6-6/213
  • Video Highlights: Watch Here
  • Ranking on Scout: | No. 62 DE | No. 12 in S.C.
  • Recruiting: Committed to Virginia August 16.

    Scouting Report: Long and lean rush end who could be labeled as a 'hybrid' because of how he could project as an outside linebacker too.

    He is thin, that is evident. He will need time to develop physically in the weight room and add mass/weight to his frame. He has a basketball-like prospect body at this time, he is a couple of years from being college football-ready.

    As he gets bigger and stronger, he will improve his play against the run as well. He struggles shedding blocks, so he needs to get stronger there, and learn to use his length better creating separation.

    When rushing the passer, he gets up the field well with quickness. He covers a lot of ground with his long strides. He shows good quickness off the ball and he can dip the shoulder, burst past the tackle, and attack the quarterback.

    Overall, Clemons is a rush end who can pursue the football. He chases the ball well from the backside, he plays hard, and he is more physical than some may think. When and how much he sees the field at Virginia all depends on how he develops physically. He is still very lean. His length is good to get into passing lanes and he could become a third-down specialist to start off due to his ability to rush the passer.

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