Name: Kevin Lemieux
Position: Defensive Line
Weight: 235 lbs.
Hometown: Ashburnham, Mass.
High School: Governor’s Academy
2019 stats: In his senior high school season, Lemieux racked up 48 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and seven sacks.
2020 projections: The defensive line is nowhere near nailed down, especially in a transition year as the Orange begin their 3-3-5 scheme. However, it’s a pretty good bet Lemieux will see limited action in an all ACC schedule, playing in only a handful of games before redshirting unless depth takes a hit.
How’d he get here?: Lemieux was a consensus top-10 prospect in the state of Massachusetts, getting recruited by local program UMass, as well as Rutgers and Army. Ultimately, former defensive coordinators Brian Ward and Steve Stanard got the defensive lineman to go Orange.
What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars from 247/ESPN, 2 stars from Rivals.
Money quote: His high school head coach Kevin O’Leary (now you know how Massachusetts this kid is) raved about Lemieux’s footwork.
“As a 6-foot-4, 240-pound kid, his feet are unbelievable,” O’Leary said. “He’s got a motor that keeps moving. He’s constantly working to be the best he can be.”
Twitter feed: @Kevin_Lemieux57
Tweets of wonder: 44/10
What movie would Dino recommend for him?: With a name like Lemieux, we’re going 1995’s Sudden Death, a Jean-Cladue Van Damme action movie set in Mellon Arena, home of the Pittsburgh Penguins (and Mario Lemieux) that features the best licensed mascot fight scene in cinema.
Interesting nugget o’interest: As you can imagine for someone at 6’4”, Lemieux played basketball as well as football.
Let’s get a look at ya: Time for some high school highlights!