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2019 Commitment Profile: Luke Wentz, quarterback

Wentz is the first European-born QB signed to a Power 5 team.

NCAA Football: Virginia at Georgia Tech Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Luke Wentz
Hometown (Team): Paderborn, Germany (Paderborn Dolphins)
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6-4
Weight: 205
Ratings:

  • 247 Sports: 3* (83.57)
  • Rivals: 2* (5.4)
  • ESPN: 3* (75)

What you should know:

  • Wentz led Paderborn to back-to-back German national titles. If you’re looking for a “leader/winner” metric, there it is.
  • One of the bigger question marks in the 2019 class. Will the American game be too fast for him—or at least how long will it take him to settle into playing in the U.S.?
  • But even if Wentz doesn’t stick at quarterback, he’s got size and athleticism to be a quality addition at wide receiver or defensive back; call it the De’Vante Cross model of player development.

Wentz becomes the first European-born quarterback signed to a Power 5 school, something Richard Johnson at SB Nation covered with this piece. He joins fellow Germans Kariem Al-Soufi (this signing class) and second year Gerrick Vollmer at Virginia.