Recruiting Central

Highly recruited Portland CB Max Lenzy finds a home at Montana State

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As a sophomore at Tigard High School near Portland, Oregon, Max Lenzy was one of the most wanted prospects in the state and in the Northwest.

Coming out of his first season as a full-time varsity starter, the cornerback held a four-star recruiting designation that earned him offers from Oregon and Oregon State.

With coaching changes for both the Ducks and the Beavers following the 2017 season, Lenzy all of a sudden had no Power 5 offers. And the interest from schools like Northwestern, Purdue, Washington State and UNLV cooled significantly.

Coming into his senior season, Lenzy’s ranking had dropped to three stars despite his continued excelling at premier summer camps up and down the West Coast. He held offers from Navy and Utah State among FBS suitors as well as FCS offers from Eastern Illinois, Idaho, Sacramento State and Youngstown State.

When Montana State came to the table to recruit the 5-foot-10, 170-pound hyper-competitive cornerback, Lenzy didn’t know much of anything about the state of Montana or about MSU. But he did know what it felt like to be wanted like he was when he was a rising sophomore. Lenzy wanted that feeling again.

As a sophomore at Tigard High School near Portland, Oregon,
Max Lenzy was one of the most wanted prospects in the state and in the
Northwest.

Coming out of his first season as a full-time varsity
starter, the cornerback held a four-star recruiting designation that earned him
offers from Oregon and Oregon State.

With coaching changes for both the Ducks and the Beavers
following the 2017 season, Lenzy all of a sudden had no Power 5 offers. And the
interest from schools like Northwestern, Purdue, Washington State and UNLV
cooled significantly.

Coming into his senior season, Lenzy’s ranking had dropped
to three stars despite his continued excelling at premier summer camps up and
down the West Coast. He held offers from Navy and Utah State among FBS suitors
as well as FCS offers from Eastern Illinois, Idaho, Sacramento State and
Youngstown State.

When Montana State came to the table to recruit the 5-foot-10, 170-pound hyper-competitive cornerback, Lenzy didn’t know much of anything about the state of Montana or about MSU. But he did know what it felt like to be wanted like he was when he was a rising sophomore. Lenzy wanted that feeling again.

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About Colter Nuanez

Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.

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