Virginia Cornerback Chooses Penn State

Speedy running back/cornerback <b>Devin Fentress</b> from Western Branch High School in Chesapeake Virginia, decided to accept a scholarship offer from Penn State and become the Nittany Lion's 2nd verbal commitment this recruiting season.

Name: Devin Fentress
Position: CB, RB
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 175 pounds
40 Speed: 4.35 seconds
Hometown/School: Western Branch HS, Chesapeake, VA


Penn State extended a scholarship offer to Devin a little over a week ago. Yesterday, he decided that the opportunity was too good to pass up and called the Penn State coaching staff to tell them the good news.

"The first day they could call (September 1), [Coach Bill Kenney] called me and was wondering why they never heard back from me," Devin said explaining how he was informed of the PSU scholarship offer. "They supposedly sent me a letter, but they sent it to my school and since school wasn't in session, I never got the letter, so I didn't know anything about it. He told me over the phone what the letter said, saying that they were offering me a full scholarship. He said he was going to send another one, so hopefully I'll get that soon."

Devin's blazing speed and quickness was obviously a big reason the Nittany Lions decided they wanted him to don the blue and white. Though Fentress, like many others at the Virginia Nike Camp, was disappointed with his time in the 40-yard dash (4.62 seconds), he did manage to run one of the fastest shuttle times that day (3.78 seconds). His coaches have clocked him as fast as 4.35 in the 40, and at Richmond's football camp this summer he ran the dash in 4.39 seconds.

Richmond, James Madison and Kent State all offered Devin a scholarship to play running back. Penn State envisions him at cornerback.

North Carolina and North Carolina State were also recruiting Fentress.

Devin will make his first trip to Penn State next Saturday with his mother to attend the Nittany Lion's game against Central Florida. His official visit to Penn State will probably take place in December. He does not plan to visit any other schools.

Tomorrow marks the start of his senior season as Western Branch takes on Granby.

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