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In which BracketCat counts down the ninth day until the 2020 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State defensive back Tee Denson.

#8 Tee Denson
In taking over the No. 8 jersey from graduated cornerback Duke Shelley (8), freshman defensive back Tee Denson will have some big shoes to fill.
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Disclaimer: As the 2020 football season still is “technically” scheduled to proceed as planned in Manhattan, with the recent delay of our season opener until Sept. 12 against Arkansas State, we will reset and continue this Countdown for just a little bit longer...


#8 Tee Denson

True Freshman | 6-0 | 182 lbs. | Atlanta, Georgia
Tee Denson
Tee Denson
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • Status: On Scholarship

Tennilius Cornell Denson (b. Nov. 23, 2001) is an athletic defensive back from Cedar Grove High School in Atlanta, Georgia, who plans on majoring in business and may not redshirt.

Denson played under head coach Miguel Patrick at Cedar Grove, where he rated the 62nd-best cornerback in the Class of 2020 by 247Sports, while Rivals rated him No. 74.

He earned All-State honors from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and All-Region 5-AAA honors as a senior, helping the Saints accumulate a 13-2 record and a Class AAA state title.

Denson also helped Cedar Grove to win a state championship in 2018 with a 14-1 record as he earned first-team all-state honors from the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association.

A highly touted recruit, he picked K-State over offers from Akron, Boston College, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Coastal Carolina, Colorado State, East Carolina, Eastern Kentucky, Florida A&M, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Houston, Kansas, Kent State, Liberty, Memphis, Miami, Michigan State, Middle Tennessee State, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, South Alabama, Syracuse, TCU, Tennessee State, Troy, UAB, UNLV, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Youngstown State, as well as interest from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Illinois and South Carolina.

Denson previously was committed to Pittsburgh, but decommitted in November 2019. His lead recruiter was running backs coach Brian Anderson.