At 6'3 205 pounds Lentz has good size for a division one quarterback. His numbers are impressive running the explosive Greenville High offense which has exceled in AAA play over the last few seasons. Last year he threw for 3,642 yards and 44 touchdowns. This year he's off to another great start as he's shown the ability to get it done not only through the air but on the ground as well. Possessing 4.55 speed Lentz can pull it down at any time and blow by the defense for huge gains. In 2006 so far Lentz has 1737 yards passing and 22 touchdowns through the air. As we stated before the wheels aren't bad for Lentz either as he's gained 490 yards on 94 carries with 5 of them going for touchdowns.
Those numbers this year have come against familiar foes on the AAA level but against AAAA powerhouses Rock Hill and Gaffney as well. The Red Raiders put up 60 points in a shootout with the Bearcats and came up short in overtime against the defending Big 16 AAAA state champions at Gaffney.
With phenomenal numbers, great size, and physical ability galore it all begs the question...why does Matt Lentz only have one offer to date (Kentucky)? The Wildcats have already come into the Palmetto state and found themselves some superb talent in their starting running back Rafael Little (T.L. Hanna High School).
Some schools may be looking to move Lentz to the safety position but the youngster has a real knack for making plays period. His numbers so far mirror those of Byrnes QB Willy Korn who's ranked as one of the nation's top quarterbacks. So what are colleges waiting on? Who knows. This recruiting analyst fully expects those offers to start rolling in soon and those schools had better hope that they didn't wait too long otherwise the Wildcats early scouting work will pay big dividends.
SCPrepNation.com will continue to trek the season and recruitment of Matt Lentz as the it unfolds.
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