Monday, August 17, 2009

Know A Signee: Philip Lutzenkirchen

  • Number 43
  • Four star, ranked the number 3rd tight end on Rivals. Rivals rated him in the Rivals250 and as the best hands for a tight end in the 2009 class. Four star, ranked the number 8 tight end in the nation by Scout. Rated 79/100 by and the number 6 tight end.
  • Marietta, Georgia (Lassiter High School)
  • Born: June 1, 1991
  • Committed: 11/14/2008
  • 6'4", 245 lbs, 4.7 sec 40 yard dash
  • 2008 stats: caught 72 passes for 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns. 2007 stats: 46 catches for 496 yards and seven touchdowns. Also had 47 tackles, one interception and blocked one punt.
  • Named 5A All State by the AJC and GSWA as a senior. Named to the AJC Super Southern 100. Ranked 74th in the Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 100. Rated 11th on the Rivals Georgia Postseason Top 75. Named a PrepStar All-American.
  • Had offers from Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Miami, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Stanford.
  • Took official visits to Auburn and Florida State.
  • Lutzenkirchen looks to have a chance at getting some major playing time this season. He also appears to be a star in the making. Says he loved watching Gus Malzahn's offense at Tulsa.
  • Says if he did not sign with Auburn he likely would have ended up at Florida or Tennessee.
  • Has been spotted doing some long snapping in practice. He is second string at the number five position behind Gabe McKenzie.

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