Having the chance to watch prospects work up close in their first camp of the season last weekend, the University of Louisville coaching staff extended scholarship offers to a handful of athletes that impressed.
Among those that left the Derby City with an offer was 2016 running back D'Vaughn Pennamon of Manvel, Tex.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound junior-to-be became the fifth member of his team to hold a Louisville offer. Fellow 2016 prospect teammate Hasaun Glasgow, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound defensive end, also left camp with an offer from the Cardinals. A trio of other 2016 classmates, Deontay Anderson, Reggie Hemphill and D'Eriq King also hold offers from U of L.
"It's just a relief that my hard work is starting to pay off," Pennamon told Cardinal Authority. "I was at their camp and they offered."
Because of the attention that the Cardinals coaching staff is giving Manvel, it's no surprise that they are the first to offer. Serving as an indicator of what is yet to come for Pennamon in the recruiting process, the Cardinals are the first school to begin recruiting him heavily.
"The recruiting process is interesting to me," he said, sharing that no other program is expressing a similar interest. "I do not have any other offers and no other school is really showing that much attention."
As a sophomore Pennamon ran for over 300 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry.