Manvel, Texas, four-star tailback D'Vaughn Pennamon (6-2, 210) got his chance to see what all Arkansas had to offer Friday in his first visit to Fayetteville.
Pennamon, one of the Razorbacks’ top tailback priorities, noted he visited along with three of his teammates – 2017 safety Derrick Tucker, 2016 Missouri offensive line commit McKenkzie Nworah and 2016 defensive end Hasaun Glasgow.
“It was a great visit,” Pennamon said. “It was all pretty cool. Arkansas has great facilities and we got a chance to check out the academic facilities as well.
“It was fun to finally take it all in and it exceeded my expectations. They have a lot of great things going on at Arkansas.”
Pennamon, who has a plehthora of offers, also got a chance to spend time with Arkansas secondary coach Clay Jennings – his chief recruiter as well as head coach Bret Bielema, offensive coordinator Dan Enos and running backs coach Jemal Singleton.
“It was great to visit with them and they all made me feel really wanted and they let me know how I could fit in their offense,” Pennamon said. “All in all, I think it would be just a great fit for me.”
Pennamon, who is also teammates with Arkansas linebacker target Jordan Carmouche, had 657 yards rushing and six touchdowns last season while averaging 10.8 yards per touch while splitting carries in a talented backfield.
He and his teammates have been on a tour the past week with visits to SMU, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas.
“I’m going to Florida next week and then going out to California to visit USC later,” Pennamon said. “That will be the end of my road tour and then I’ll settle down and think things through with all the stuff I have learned from these visits.”
Some have speculated that Texas A&M is the leader in the clubhouse for Pennamon, but he says that’s not true.
“That’s a great program, but they aren’t any higher than anybody else right now,” Pennamon said. “But I am looking at all these schools and they all have some great things going for them.
“Arkansas was certainly a great visit and gave me a lot of think about now that I have seen it.”
Pennamon Takes In What Arkansas Has To Offer
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