A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at Urbana High School in Ijamsville, Md. (Zack Mill's high school), Lenz played defensive end, wide receiver, punter, placekicker and was a kick returner. As a two year starter on defense, he posted 161 tackles, 17 sacks, six interceptions and two forced fumbles.
During his senior season he posted career-highs of 82 tackles and nine sacks, as well as 29 receptions for 523 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also had one kickoff returned for a touchdown, three blocked field goals, five blocked punts, a 36.9-yard punting average and 35 successful PATs in 42 attempts.
Lenz received several honors out of high school, including:
Altough the bulk of his reps with the Terrapins was at linebacker, observers say the PSU staff will also get him reps at defensive end this off-season. Lenz saw reps at both positions this past season in practice.