Lenoir-Rhyne lands one of the biggest motors in the state of Georgia in Zeke Nance today. The Calhoun senior played so hard back in the state title game, his energy could have prevent some of the power outages around the state that weekend.
This is a big commit for the Bears, as they lock down another Peach State player who came on strong during his senior year. Nance took to twitter to make his commitment official.
The senior took a visit to Lenoir-Rhyne last weekend with a large contingency of Georgia athletes. The new staff at LR had their work cut out after being assembled less than one month ago, but with big in-state hires with Josh Aldridge (West Georgia) and Tim Foster (Reinhardt) they had the blueprint for a strong recruiting push in the talent rich state of Georgia.
In December, Stetson and Lindsey Wilson made a strong run at the tough-minded defensive end, but the recruiting momentum for the new era of football at Lenoir-Rhyne seems to be real, and Nance jumped on the opportunity.
Nance is a multi-year starter and will bring a championship mindset to his college squad after winning the 2017 3-A State Championship against Peach County. We have watched Nance play for a few years now, and it’s safe to say his best game was against Peach County, where he made several tackles for loss and was a wrecking crew getting off blocks.
The Calhoun senior projects as a strongside defensive end – he does a great job of getting leverage on significantly bigger o-lineman. That is assisted in large part due to his long arms. Nance reads the play quickly and just seems to have a nose for the football.
The senior is really growing into his 6’3″ frame and had made solid improvements in the weight room each semester. At the next level he can be around 255 pounds, and be a great run-stopper. Nance is not just a hard-worker on the field, and sports a 3.8 GPA in the classroom.
The Calhoun senior is another really good find for the Lenoir-Rhyne staff, who are putting together one of the best Georgia recruiting classes in Division II football. We expect Nance to have a strong career for the Bears and his energy should help make an immediate impact on special teams.