Massillon Tigers football star Freddie Lenix Jr. commits to Kent State

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Massillon running back Freddie Lenix Jr. makes his way into the end zone with a key block from teammate Jaiden Woods in the first half against Columbus Independence Friday, October 29, 2021. Kevin Whitlock / Massillon Independent

MASSILLON– Freddie Lenix Jr. of Massillon is not extremely active on social media sites. So when it involves introducing his college of choice, much like his on-field performance in 2014, you might not see it coming.

Lenix validated to The Canton Repository that he dedicated to Kent State on Wednesday afternoon. Lenix prepares to play running back at the following level.

As he long as valued the connection he had with the trains he fulfilled, his education figured in why he selected to be a future Golden Flash.

” To me, it’s the academics,” Lennix claimed. “I obtained a number of close friends that go there, and they told me that the academics below are remarkable, as well as what I require assistance on, they are mosting likely to let me focus on that, seeing to it I’m good I know what I intend to recognize.”

Lenix also plays cornerback and was extremely recruited because setting. He drew in the interest of quite a few institutions after testing well at Massillon’s Division I University Display on May 12. The complying with day, he got offers from a number of teams in the Mid-American Seminar. Lenix also had deals from Marshall, Morgan State, and also a couple of Division II colleges.

” As quickly as whatever began to low-key go off, I resembled, wow,” Lenix claimed. “Every little thing is beginning to take place. I just have to secure much more.”

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Lenix is the 3rd Tiger to devote before the 2022 normal period. Marcus Moore committed to Akron as well as Ardell Banks dedicated to Toledo in April. Willtrell Hartson, Massillon’s other leading running back, is still unsure yet is thrilled for Lenix in selecting to stay close to house.

” It maintains him out of difficulty and also it’s close to home,” Hartson said. “He will certainly be close to his family in case he needs anything, and he ‘d still be around right here. That’s good for him, and he will certainly do his thing.

Lenix actioned in at running back after Hartson went down with an injury midway through last season. Lenix finished the season with 779 backyards hurrying and 11 touchdowns on 100 brings. He had a breakout video game Week 10 against rival McKinley as well as was even much better In the local quarterfinals, with a season-best 226 backyards and 2 TDs in the Tigers’ gain Westerview South High School. Massillon finished 11-3.

Massillon’s Freddie Lenix Jr. heads into the end zone for a first-half Massillon touchdown at Benson Stadium in Canton Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Kevin Whitlock / Massillon Independent

Lenix is not completely satisfied and still believes he has something to verify. He is just one of Massillon’s top returning gamers on both ends of the field as well as is anticipated to split carries with Hartson this season. Lenix gets on United States Today Networks’s Greater Akron/Canton list of top gamers in the 2023-25 courses.

” I’m bringing whatever that every person likes to see,” Lenix stated. “Enjoy, put the sphere like always, and also I know if I do glitch, Willtrell will certainly back me up.”

Massillon opens up the routine season at home against Cincinnati Moeller on Friday, Aug. 19.

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