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#19 DeMonte Capehart

Position:
DL
Height:
6-5
Weight:
290
Class:
Fr.
Hometown:
Hartsville, S.C.
High School:
Hartsville HS
BIO

Before Clemson: Played three years at Hartsville High School in South Carolina before going to IMG Academy for the 2019 season … played for Kevin Wright at IMG in 2019, starting all 10 games and recording 44 total tackles, including 35 first hits … led the team with 16 tackles for loss and tied for the team lead in sacks with 5.5 … helped IMG to a 9-1 record and No. 9 national ranking from USA Today … named first-team postseason All-American by Sports Illustrated … as a junior at Hartsville, he helped coach Jeff Calabrese’s team to a 12-1 record, posting 40 tackles, 19 of which were tackles for loss, and seven sacks … also played 22 basketball games over two years for Hartsville … at the time of his signing, ranked as the No. 27 overall player in the nation by ESPN.com, which also listed him as the second-best defensive tackle and second-best player from the state of South Carolina … listed as No. 35 overall player in the nation by 247Sports, the second-best defensive tackle and the sixth-best player in the state… ranked as No. 35 overall player in the nation by Rivals.com, the third-best defensive tackle and the fifth-best player in the state… ranked as No. 52 player in the nation overall, the second-best defensive tackle and second-best player of South Carolina origin by PrepStar … was listed as the second-best player from South Carolina by the Charlotte Observer … selected to Under Armour All-America Game … committed to Clemson on June 5, 2018 … recruited to Clemson by Todd Bates and Robbie Caldwell.

Personal: Born July 19, 2002 … name pronounced “duh-MON-tay” … majoring in sports communication … enrolled at Clemson in January 2020.