Clemson QB signee Cade Klubnik leads high school team to state title, finishes undefeated HS career
Clemson quarterback signee Cade Klubnik capped off one of the best careers in Texas high school football history on Saturday night.
Klubnik led his Westlake team to its third straight state championship and a second consecutive undefeated season. Klubnik went 27-0 as a starter at Westlake and is the program’s all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns.
In the state title game on Saturday night, Klubnik threw for 280 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 40-21 win over Denton Guyer.
Here’s a few highlights from his performance:
Guess this is why he's a @ClemsonFB signee 🤯
#1 QB in the COUNTRY, Cade Klubnik, just threw a deeeeep ball 69 YARDS for a @Westlake_Nation TD!@JackBox | @uiltexas | #UILState | #UILonBally pic.twitter.com/1wOp0eO23f
— BallySportsTXHS (@BallySportsTXHS) December 19, 2021
Cade Klubnik hits Jaden Greathouse for a 62-yd TD for the Chaparrals!! Westlake 13, Guyer 7 3:00 1Q. @Gosset41 @DentonGuyer_FB @GuyerAthletics @Westlake_Nation #txhsfb #UILState pic.twitter.com/YwgvFPTLzM
— Darren Lauber (@darren_lauber) December 19, 2021
He’s is the No. 18 overall player and the No. 1 quarterback in the class of 2022, according to 247Sports Composite rankings. He decided to stick with his commitment to Clemson even after the departure of offensive coordinator Tony Elliott to Virginia.
Klubnik may have an opportunity to play as a true freshman for Clemson next season. DJ Uiagalelei struggled mightily this season, and finished the year with an ACC-worst passer efficiency rating of 108.7. Clemson’s backup quarterback in 2021, Taisun Phommachanh, has already entered the transfer portal.
Klubnik is expected to enroll early at Clemson and participate in spring practice.