Fenton Adds Offers and Talks Camps

Pennsylvania three-star prospect A.J. Fenton recently finished a swing through the midwest. He camped at Michigan and Illinois and then went and visited Wisconsin. See what else is on the menu for Fenton.

Erie (Pa.) McDowell outside linebacker/running back A.J. Fenton and his father Bill Fenton decided to take a little journey to a few Big Ten schools over the last week stopping at Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Fenton camped at Michigan with hopes of earning a scholarship offer. He also camped at Illinois and received some great news from the Illini coaching staff when they informed him that he was being offered a scholarship. The Fenton's then ventured to Madison for an unofficial visit. The Badgers had already offered him.

The first leg of the journey took the Fenton's to Ann Arbor, Michigan for a chance to try and impress new Wolverines head coach Rich Rodriguez and his staff.

"I went to Michigan and worked out for them," Fenton said. "They did not offer, so I'm not sure what is up with them."

Fenton and his father made their way to Champaign, Illinois next.

"I went to a one day camp at Illinois and they offered me," Fenton stated. "The camp was good. I only worked out for an hour and a half. I worked out at running back and linebacker. My hands were working well for me and I did very well catching the ball out of the backfield."

Since the Fenton's were close to Madison they decided to pay an unofficial visit to the Wisconsin Badgers.

I had the chance to tour the facilities and the school," Fenton explained. "We drove all around the school. It was great over at the stadium. I really liked the city and the facilities. I spoke with Coach Bielema in his office. It was the same basic recruiting speech that everyone gives you."

After Madison, the Fenton's made their way home, but this weekend it is back on the road again, but this time it will be a shorter trip.

"The staff at Pittsburgh invited me down to watch the 7on7 this weekend," Fenton said. "I'm not sure which day that I'll go down Friday or Saturday."

Fenton holds a number of offers from the likes of Maryland, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Syracuse, Wisconsin, marshall and others.

As a junior, Fenton had 144 carries for 1,079 yards and 13 touchdowns in seven games. He started one game on defense and had seven tackles and one sack. He was named First Team All-Conference and Second Team All-Region Six.


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