Top Three for Pennamon

With over a dozen scholarship offers, Jacksonville (FL) University Christian cornerback Ke’shan Pennamon says he is down to three schools and wants to start taking final visits in order to make a summer commitment.

With 16 scholarship offers to choose from, including five from power five conferences, Jacksonville (FL) University Christian cornerback Ke’shan Pennamon is at the point where he’s ready to start thinking about his commitment.

The first step is to narrow his list, which he has done to a top three: Georgia Southern, Georgia Tech and Wisconsin.

“Basically they are the ones who are showing the most interest out of all the other schools,” Pennamon told BadgerNation. “What I like about Georgia Tech is they are good education wise, have a good fan base, good football and the coaches really get the best out of their players. Georgia Southern is an all-around good school. Everything is perfect with the weight room, school tradition and anything you name.

“I like Wisconsin a lot. I’ve always liked Wisconsin. I like their colors, their tradition and that they care a lot about their football. They are football crazy up there. Those are the three schools I am focusing on from now on.”

Pennamon visited Georgia Tech last fall, Georgia Southern within the last month and now hopes to visit Madison in the coming weeks after the dead period in July. Although defensive coordinator Dave Aranda is putting a priority on Wisconsin recruiting cornerbacks above 6-feet, the 5-11 Pennamon has the athleticism and ball skills that could translate to any spot in the defensive backfield.

“They think I am a very good player on and off the field,” said Pennamon. “I talk to Coach Aranda a lot and we are really getting a real close relationship. We’re always talking about football and how I am doing in the classroom and talking about the process. He wants me to come up for a visit so I can see the campus and how they work and all that stuff. I’ve been down in Florida my whole life and I’ve never been up north, so I want to see how there football is different than Florida football.”

Leading the team in tackles and kick return yards as a junior, Pennamon – rated a three-star prospect and the No.126 cornerback in the country by Scout.com - has spent the offseason working on adding weight to his frame. Admitting to be too skinny at 170 pounds, Pennamon has bulked up to 186 by eating more protein and attacking the weight room.

“I’ve taken everything more seriously,” said Pennamon. “Everybody told me I needed to get bigger mentally and physically. That’s what colleges are looking for, an aggressive player, not somebody who is soft and has what it takes.”

With his season quickly approaching, Pennamon wants to decide before the start of his senior season from his three choices.

“I plan on taking my visits to all the schools,” he said, “and then make the decision of where I am going to go to.”


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