On Sunday, Nick Lenners became Kansas State's second commitment for the class of 2016.
Committed to k-state. #emaw— Nick Lenners (@nick_lenners) February 9, 2015
Lenners, a 6'4" 240 lbs TE from Southwest High School in Lincoln, NE, is ranked as a three-star by both Rivals.com and 247sports.com. 247sports lists his composite score as .8317, and have him ranked as the second best prospect in the state behind another TE, Jared Bubak who has already committed to Nebraska.
Recruited by Del Miller, Lenners only offer so far comes from Kansas State, but schools like: Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oregon, Missouri, Oklahoma State and others have shown interest. Lenners' 247sports composite rating would have ranked him ahead of players like: Denzel Goolsby, Trey Dishon, Alex Barnes, and Adam Holtorf had he been a member of the 2015 class.
His Hudl.com video, shows a player who has great skill as a blocking TE. On multiple highlights he pancakes his blocking assignment, and shows great explosion off the snap. He appears to be a solid pass catcher, although based on the early highlights it appears Southwest High School utilizes the TE position much like Kansas State does. He shows solid speed for his position, and has great size for a receiving TE. Overall, he reminds me of a Travis Tannahill type player. Someone who will provide a solid anchor on the outside of the offensive line, and catch the occasional pass as a release valve for the QB. While lacking the fanfare of Alex Delton's commitment in the 2015 class, Lenners is another solid commitment for 2016.
Note: the initial version of this story indicated that Lenners was the first commit for the K-State 2016 class. We forgot that Xavier Kelly committed all the way back in November. We apologize for the omission.