Panthers Offer Fenton

The Pittsburgh Panthers held their first junior day of the year with a number of prospects from Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey and Maryland on hand. Erie's A.J. Fenton left town a happy young man.

Erie (Pa.) McDowell linebacker/running back A.J. Fenton has family ties at the University of Pittsburgh, where his brother is a first-year engineering student. Today, Fenton and his father Bill Fenton made the trek to Pittsburgh for the Panthers junior day.

"It went really well," Fenton said. "They lost to Louisville by four, but it was a good game. I like the coaches a lot, they were really cool. The facilities at Pitt are very nice."

Fenton was happy, because running back's coach David Walker gave him some good news prior to his departure.

"I was talking to Coach Walker before I left and he said you know how we feel about you." Fenton stated. "You have an offer from the University of Pittsburgh and we're very interested. "I spent a lot of time with Coach Walker and got a better feel for the program," he said. "He is very down-to-earth. I liked him a lot." Fenton picked up his first offer last week from Syracuse. Where does the newest offer from the Panthers place them in his pecking order?

"I am definitely a lot more interested in them now than I was before," Fenton said." The 6-2, 215-pound, athlete is being recruited for a myriad of positions, strong side linebacker, running back and full back.

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