Cameron Lenhardt, a Class of 2023 four-star edge rusher out of the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida has narrowed his school choice down to three Big Ten schools and Penn State made the list.
— Cameron Lenhardt (@CameronLenhardt) July 8, 2022
Penn State is in the running along with Michigan State and Nebraskan for Lenhardt (6-foot-3, 240-pounds), who is the No. 33 edge rusher, the No. 53 recruit in Florida, and the No. 253 overall recruit in the country according to 247Sports.
Lenhardt plays at the IMG Academy, but he is originally from New York state. He started his prep career at Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, New Jersey, where he recorded five sacks as a freshman. He then transferred to IMG for his junior year.
Lenhardt has made four unofficial visits to Penn State, most recently in March.
Scouts believe that Lenhardt has the frame and length to play both the weak side defensive end and the strong side defensive end. Scouts also are impressed by his football IQ for his age. Lenhardt is an explosive player with an excellent first step. He is good at using his stack and shed blockers. He will need to get a little stronger, but by being in a college weight room,that won’t be much of a problem.
If Lenhardt were to commit to Penn State, he would join Tomarrion Parker, Tyriq Blanding, and Jameial Lyons as defensive linemen commits in the Class of 2023.