As recruiting season heats up for the Northwest’s top Junior’s, a few select Sophomores are garnering D1 attention as well.
Most are already familiar with Braden Lenzy as he is one of the top athletes in the 2018 class. The Tigard standout has turned heads the last few weeks, running a 4.47 laser 40 yard dash at the Los Angeles NFTC. The Speedster finished in the 99th percentile among all competitors, something incredibly unique down in Southern California.
Lenzy followed this up by being one of the most impressive Sophomore athletes, at the Las Vegas 7v7 national tourney, as part of Team Oregon/EForce. His 2 TDs and multiple catches on day two, helped propel his squad to an 11th place finish among 120 teams in attendance. He was the only 10th grader on the Upperclass roster.
If this wasn’t enough Braden earned 1st team all league honors, on both sides of the football, in the brutally tough TRL during the regular season.
In 2014 he was the first freshman to start for the Tigers in years, helping them to the state championship game. He will be a Conference Player of the Year favorite the next two seasons & one of the most recruited kids in Oregon. Referencing his goals and future thoughts he says, “I’m looking for a school where I can fit into their community as well as the team.. It has to feel right”.
Adding, “Position wise I’m open for anything. That said I would like to run track in college, so if a school would let me do both that could ultimately be a deciding factor.”
Lenzy is an unquestioned D1 kid, so the question becomes who will be the first to extend an offer. He projects as an athlete that will have most of the Pac 12 vying for his services, as multiple schools have already made their interest known.