Richard Davenport is a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Monday afternoon 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 RB coach Joel Thomas talked to North Little Rock RB Altee Tenpenny and his parents on Saturday after the U.S. Army All American game.
Tenpenny, 5-11, 218, 4.32 seconds in the 40 yard dash, said his first impression of Thomas was good and he seemed like a cool, down-to-earth coach. He said his parents liked him.
He said Thomas talked about his coaching style and plans for the running game.
Tenpenny will officially visit Arkansas Jan. 18.
Arkansas will not host any official visitors this weekend but plans to have prospects in Jan. 18, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1. The Razorback coaches will be on the road this weekend.
To view junior highlights of Joneboro DL Chuks Ota, 6-1 1/2, 280, 5.15 seconds in the 40 yard dash, click here
Ota, who had bench press around 400 pounds and a 520 squat in Sept., was an invited guest to several Arkansas games.