EMFINGER FAB 50: RB Lorenzo Booker

Lorenzo Booker of Ventura St Bonaventure, California may be one of the most sensational little running backs that I have seen in the last 25 years of watching highlight film on potential HS All-Americans. He has scheduled a couple official visits for the fall.

Lorenzo Booker (5-10, 183, 4.3) of Ventura St Bonaventure, California may be the most sensational little running back that I have seen in the last few years. Booker obviously did not have to prove his worth to anyone, but he did attend the spring NIKE Camp at San Diego State and he put-up some very impressive performances. Booker ran the second fastest 40-yard time with a 4.43 and he also had one of the top vertical jumps with a 34.1 leap.

He also was very impressive at the one-day UCLA camp where he was again the talk of the camp. At first UCLA was just in the pack as far as Booker was concerned, but the Bruins seem to be a serious contender along with a host of other schools for his services.

Early last spring, Booker sent me a great highlight film and his sensational touchdown run after another was one of the most impressive highlight tapes that I think that I had ever seen in 25 years of watching highlight tape on potential All-Americans.

On the first play from scrimmage, in the highlight tape, Booker took a handoff up-the-middle, goes about 10-yards, and just when you think that the play is over, all-of-a-sudden, he comes out of the pile, side-steps a couple of defenders, and goes another 80-yards down the sideline for a 93-yard touchdown run. I cannot remember seeing anything like this in the last few years.

His longest run from scrimmage was a 95-yard touchdown run and he also had two touchdown runs of 93 yards. He led his team to two-straight 14-0 seasons including back to back State Championships.

If you think that this was incredible, consider his junior rushing stats. He carried the football 212 times for 3,103 yards and he scored 49 rushing touchdowns and had four called back because of penalties. His 14.5 yards per carry average is mind-boggling to say the least, but he also averaged 16.6 yards per catch on 30 catches, coming out-of-the-backfield.

His 15.5 yards per touch is incredible, especially since each touch was after lining-up in the backfield. He rushed for 2,529 yards and 38 scores as a sophomore. In his first two years, he has 5,699 yards and 87 touchdowns.

Booker did an amazing 26 reps of 185 pounds in the bench press at the NIKE Camp and that was when he weighed 173-pounds. He tells me that his personal best in the bench press is 325-pounds which is almost unheard-of for a speedy running back of his size.

Booker has been offered scholarships by over 50 schools. Early this spring, Booker told me that he liked California, but he says that he may not be able to get into that school. He has scheduled an official visit to Florida State for October 10th when the Seminoles play Miami and then another official visit to Washington for December 14th. Because of their explosive offensive threat, Clemson and Tennessee are other possibilities to get a visit. Notre Dame could also get a visit.

Booker will probably not visit UCLA on an official visit, but they could still be in the recruiting mix. Booker says that he plans on taking all of his visits before deciding.

Booker even has excellent grades as he has already scored a 1000 on his SAT test and is fully qualified.

I would like to thank Chris Schneider of the Ventura County Star for the great photo of The Amazing Lorenzo Booker that is on our front page.

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