With the 2021 recruiting cycle coming to an end in several months, it’s always good to look ahead to the next class, and there’s no more important position to look at than quarterback. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be doing little intro pieces on different 2022 QB’s, a class that is stacked at that position.
With three 2022 quarterbacks reviewed, it’s time to go back to Texas, and take a look at 4-star Cade Klubnik out of Westlake High School (Austin, TX). Westlake is where Drew Brees, Nick Foles and Sam Ehlinger all attended.
Just the beginning... 4-0. @ConnorEllinor pic.twitter.com/vSuTOZ7Yuk— Cade Klubnik (@CadeKlubnikQB) October 18, 2020
As you’re aware, I'm a big fan of Miami recruiting players from the great state of Texas, especially with Rhett Lashlee’s connections after serving as offensive coordinator for SMU. The Canes have already offered another 2022 QB from Texas, 3-star Braedyn Locke.
2022 Quarterback Intro: Braedyn Locke https://t.co/Ie9XtqWs8z pic.twitter.com/QsraJGwk2r— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) October 1, 2020
247 Sports has Klubnik as the #7 pro-style QB in the 2022 cycle, #30 player in Texas, and #218 nationally. The website has him listed at 6-2.5 and weighing 178 pounds.
2022 Austin Westlake QB Cade Klubnik (@CadeKlubnikQB) looks like a future standout in central Texas pic.twitter.com/N4mdtCWgqZ— Ryan Brauninger (@R_Brauninger) June 13, 2019
As a sophomore last year, Klubnik rotated playing time with two senior QB’s, and then an injury forced him out of the lineup, as his school captured the Class 6A Division II state championship.
In Austin, Texas before sunrise, getting a look at 2022 quarterback Cade Klubnik (@CadeKlubnikQB). Very, very impressed with him as a passer and how well run this workout is. pic.twitter.com/x5XBpxaoON— Mike Singer (@Rivals_Singer) August 27, 2020
In four games this season as the starting quarterback, Klubnik has thrown for 910 yards and 9 touchdowns, with zero interceptions, while completing nearly 70% of his passes. Westlake is 4-0 so far in 2020.
Another 2022 QB to keep your eye on Canes fans, Cade Klubnik out of Texas. In the first 3 games this year, he threw for 690 yards, 7 touchdowns and 0 interceptions, completing 73% of his passes pic.twitter.com/y4wY7OUG5F— Marsh (@hurricanesmarsh) October 20, 2020
As a quarterback, there’s a lot to like about Klubnik, even with somewhat limited experience as the starter. Klubnik is more of a pocket passer than dual-threat, with impressive precision and arm strength, going along with exceptional accuracy. However, that doesn’t mean he’s afraid to take off and run, as he’s rushed for nearly 200 yards this season. Very similar to Lashlee’s system at Miami, Klubnik’s offense at Westlake is a spread look, with almost no plays ran under-center.
Westlake SMOKES Akins 58-7 on Friday the 13th as the defense was rolling early and the offense erupted.— Devon Messinger (@devonmessinger) September 14, 2019
Play of The Game: QB Cade Klubnik's 39 yard TD rush to put the Chaps up 16-0 in the 2nd quarter.
FULL HIGHLIGHTS : https://t.co/GakFyXpwNz#TXHSFB | @TheOldCoach pic.twitter.com/t2ksko1q3n
As he begins to cement more of a name for himself, bigger programs across the country are starting to go after Klubnik. According to 247 Sports, Klubnik will be visiting Clemson this weekend on his own terms. Klubnik has received over 20 offers so far, but has told reporters that he’s going to take his time on his recruitment.
New: #LSU is among the schools pushing for Top247 QB Cade Klubnik as his junior year at Austin (Tex.) Westlake is now in full swing.https://t.co/ChaJnPtDtU (VIP) pic.twitter.com/UFfkD73nXv— Billy Embody (@BillyEmbody) October 20, 2020