Arkanas Target Pennamon Eyes Summer Decision

Arkansas tailback target D'Vaughn Pennamon (6-1, 210, 4.4) of Manvel, Texas, has big goals for his senior season and plans for a summer visit to check out the Razorbacks and a college decision before the 2015 campaign begins.

Arkansas was back in Texas on Wednesday to see one of its 2016 top running back targets.

That would be Manvel star D'Vaughn Pennamon (6-1, 210, 4.4), who notes that Arkansas is among the few schools at the top of his 20 schools right now.

“The biggest thing with me and Arkansas is my relationship with the coaches and how much I trust and respect those guys,” Pennamon said. “They are always a great running team and that is obviously something that is big for a back like me.

“It is always great visiting with those guys and yes they are at the top of my list, but I am just taking it slow and looking at all my options.”

Pennamon averaged 10.6 yards per carry last season while rolling up 828 yards rushing and five touchdowns and also catching 17 passes for 292 yards and seven more scores.

He was part of a talented backfield for a Manvel team that went 13-1 last season, but will be the main guy running the ball this season for a team that also includes a Razorback linebacker target Jordan Carmouche.

Arkansas running backs coach Jemal Singleton and linebacker coach Vernon Hargreaves were into visit that duo on Wednesday after rescheduling the day before because of weather.

“Our team goal is to go out and win the state title this season and I think that we have the players on offense and defense to get that done,” Pennamon said.

“As for an individual goals, I want to get 1,500 yards this season and I feel very good about that happening. I am a one-cut guy that can take it to the house if I get just a little room.”

Pennamon, also has offers from TCU, Houston, UCLA, Georgia, Florida, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Louisville, Kansas State, Nebraska, California and many others.

“I’m thinking I might make a decision at the start of the season or in the middle of it,” Pennamon said. “I want to be able to have it all done by the time our season starts so I can concentrate on the season. I would still take some official visits in the fall.”

He anticipates visiting Arkansas in the near future.

“I have driven across Arkansas before, but never been to Fayetteville,” Pennamon said. “I’m really looking forward to visiting there this summer.”

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