Pendleton Waiting on Offers

Portsmouth (OH) West linebacker Trevon Pendleton has been on the road visiting various colleges as he's looking for his first offer.

Portsmouth (OH) West linebacker Trevon Pendleton was one of the top linebackers at the recent VTO Combine held in Charlotte, North Carolina.

"Overall I felt like I had a pretty good day," said Pendleton. "There were some areas I could improve on, but I thought I did a good job. I ran a good shuttle, but my vertical was a little down and my 40 was a little down. I believe I had a 4.1 shuttle, a 4.72 40-yard dash, and a 32-inch vertical jump."

Pendleton was in North Carolina because he was hoping to visit NC State, but he didn't get a chance to take the trip.

"I was actually going to go to North Carolina State," said Pendleton. "But they didn't end up having practice so we didn't make it over there. They've been one of the schools recruiting me so I wanted to go and check them out.

"We're actually going on vacation the first week of June and we're going to stop by NC State to visit then."

Checking in at 6-foot and 230 pounds, Pendleton had a productive junior season at tailback and linebacker. Offensively he had 144 carries for 1,471 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also lined up at middle linebacker on defense and recorded 97 tackles, 25 tackles for a loss, and eight sacks.

"It's split about even with where the colleges are recruiting me," said Pendleton. "Some want me to play fullback and the rest like me at linebacker.

"I don't have a preference. I love playing both sides of the ball. I'll play wherever my coaches want to me to play when I get to college."

While Pendleton has yet to receive his first scholarship offer, he believes a few programs are close to offering.

"Right now I'm hearing from programs like Wisconsins, NC State, Colorado, Toledo, Kansas State, Kansas, Cincinnati, and Arkansas," Pendleton stated. "I don't have any offers yet but I think Toledo is offering [soon]. I also think Wisconsin, Colorado, and Cincinnati are close."

Pendleton maintains that he is in no hurry to make a decision and doesn't have a leader.

"I'm still up in the air about everything," he said. "I still have a lot of schools that I want to visit.

"I don't have a timetable. I want to make sure everything feels right with the coaching staff. I want to make sure I get along well with the coaches and I fit the program. I need to be comfortable with the school, and when I find that fit I'll make my decision."


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