If you have not heard about Cade Beresford yet you will. This 6'7"- 260 lb. Tackle is a bad dude on the field and his highlight film below shows him just burying opposing linemen. Every team in the country needs a guy like him, that quick tackle with long arms who can flat out play those nasty defensive linemen coming off the edge.
Cade reminds me a lot of Mike Remmers out of Jesuit HS in Portland, Oregon in terms of his frame and ability. Remmers went on to play for Mike Riley at OSU and is now a few years into a great NFL career!
Beresford had a few offers from FCS schools and then the bigger schools started moving in. WSU offered him followed by a big-time offer from Nebraska and now he has been offered by ASU. The UW and Oregon, as well as many others, are circling in and I can assure all of you coaches you will not be disappointed in this kids film.
The Big Sky schools offered first back in May, followed by a couple of Mountain West schools. That lit the candle. Cade, whose Father played left tackle at Boise State, is a top notch hoops player and he decided to play his last season of AAU hoops this Summer and have some fun.
Basketball was his first love and the road he thought would take a tall kid like him to college. That all changed when the former QB stepped his 6'6.5" frame onto the field last season and stuck three fingers in the turf as an offensive tackle.
"That first play came and I immediately knew this was the position and sport for me," Beresford said. "I am getting better at technique and I go whistle to whistle just looking to plant another defender in the turf. I absolutely love it!"
His film is legit and you will see that big body move like a cat and that he truly understands leverage. Play after play he is pancaking linemen. Cade has a decent pass pro which is something few high school or college kids master. His run blocking is intuitive, violent, and once he is locked on to those defensive boys it's over!
Knowing he could play the Tackle spot he went on some visits. Those visits included WSU, Nebraska, Arizona State, and Arizona.
They all offered and now Beresford is one of the hottest linemen in the West!
Listen to this next part because this is what we PREACH! He did not make the Showcase camps but did go and put the pads on for some great colleges and he blew them away! This is the "Show Up and Show Out" move that we say is mandatory of you area a real Dude! Cade Beresford is one of those all day!
After the visits, each and every college mentioned offered him a full ride! They did not really know him- he was a Zero Star (Now he is a 3 headed to a 4) and he cares not!
"I went to meet each Coach and each staff and just left it all on the field. It paid off. Stars? Yah I am not a "Stars Guy" but what I am doing is working for me just fine," added the lean and mean linemen.
I think at this point it is safe to say that Cade is at the very top of the list for linemen from the Pacific NW and from the West. He is certainly a guy who can play on Saturday and has the potential, like all big-time recruits, to go on from there!
How is he feeling about all of this?
"It's a dream come true. I have offers from great schools that I dreamed about playing for and don't need anymore. That does not mean I would not look at others but I am not chasing any schools. I am going to the UW Camp on the 16th and my entire family are all Huskies so of course I'd like that offer a lot. Coach Pete is pretty awesome. Also Oregon State has expressed interest and I want to go visit them too. I am also going to go back to WSU and just hang out and support them and be with the other recruits and explore what Pullman has to offer some more. The only other offer that would be pretty cool would be Boise State where my Dad played left tackle."
Harry Beresford was 6'4" and 283 pounds when he played for the Broncos in 1992-1993. Cade had him beat by 3" which he likely gets from his Mom who he says is 6' tall. It appears he is done growing height wise putting him in the sweet spot for Offensive Tackles at 6'6" to 6'7" and as a bonus, he has long arms with a reach at 6'8" plus.
Woodinville has been a program on the rise and Cade loves their team's chances. Nash Fouch (WR/Safety) has some serious offers of his own and is a Top 3 receiver in our book. QB Jaden Steffey is one of the best in the State of Washington and could be looking at offers of his own, he is a Senior. DE/TE Jake Baillie is going to be one of the State's best as a LB/DE and is another Senior looking at moving on. Beresford mentioned all of this guys and other and says that Brett Accimus is moving from WR to RB and will be a "problem" for teams to stop.
Cade also gave high marks to his Offensive line Coach and his Head Coach Wayne Maxwell who he says might be the smartest and best Coach he has ever met.
"Maxwell could be a college Coach, we all talk about it. We are really blessed to have him here," he concluded.
Cade joins MJ Ale of Fife and Matt Cindric of Skyline as the top offensive linemen in the State (All with 3 Stars). Oregon has Marco Brewer of Corvallis (UCLA Commit), Dawson Jaramillo of Lake Oswego (Oregon), and Travis Spreen of Jesuit who all have 3 stars as well. Noah Gunn who we just covered from Idaho (Couer d'Alene) is a 2 Star with an Air Force commitment done. Carson Shuman of Helena (MT) Capital is the top linemen in Big Sky country. It is another great crop of linemen.
At 6'7" with that Nebraska offer in hand (which from Mike Riley and Mike Cavanaugh is a BIG DEAL) he may be our hottest and best linemen. No matter, they are all great and we care little for stars as well. Just another great athlete from the Pacific NW getting a little love from the Nation's top schools and NWPR too!