Richard Davenport has been a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2007. He also hosts Recruiting Thursday each Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. statewide.
Monday recruiting tidbits
North Little Rock running back Altee Tenpenny jumps over Cabot defensive back Jordan Burke during the Charging Wildcats’ 28-0 victory in the Class 7A quarterfinals Friday night in North Little Rock. Tenpenny, who rushed for 141 yards in Friday’s victory, was penalized on the play for hurdling. The Charging Wildcats will begin their first season without Tenpenny tonight after Tenpenny graduated and signed with Alabama.
Arkansas recruiting coordinator and running back coach Tim Horton will visit North Little Rock high school to check on running backs Altee Tenpenny and Juan Day, a junior.
Tenpenny, 5-11, 218, 4.32 is committed to Alabama but plans to officially visit the Tide, Arkansas and Oklahoma State. He finished the season with 193 carries for 1,379 yards and 21 TDs while also having 7 receptions for 135 yards, 2 TDs amd a kickoff return for a score.
Day, 6-1, 200, 4.5 is the cousin of former Razorback RB Cedric Cobbs. He had 115 rushes for 930 yards and 13 TDs in nine games. He has a 275 pound power clean, 405 squat, 25 bench press, 4.19 pro-shuttle and a 37-inch vertical.
Hog DE commitment Tevin Beanum, 6-4, 235, 4.72 of Forrest City said Horton will make an in-home visit on Wednesday while Ole Miss will make an in-home visit on Friday.
Arkansas commitment and safety Khari Harding, 6-1, 201, 4.6 of Edmomd, Okla. said Arizona St. will be making an in-home visit tonight. Hog WR coach Kris Cinkovich will visit his school tomorrow.
Fayetteville S Alex Brignoni had 10 tackles and 1 pass breakup in FRiday's 30-28 victory over NLR. LB Brooks Ellis had 15 tackles, 1 pass breakup and 1 tackle for loss in the game. Junior WR-DB Jordan Dennis recorded 4 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 pass breakup and 1 interception.