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USAAAB: Altee Tenpenny
Altee Tenpenny, 6-foot-0, 213-pound running back from North Little Rock (Ark.) High says that playing on a field loaded with future NCAA players is definitely a a change of pace. "You can tell coming here from regular high school ball to an All-American game it is a completely different game speed," Tenpenny said. "Everything has been good." After missing his junior season with a broken ankle Tenpenny played his senior season and has regained his fearless mindset with the ball in his hands. "I went through the whole year without any tweaks or anything to it and it is actually stronger than it was the year before, so I am confident in it." The Scout.com 4-star made a non-binding verbal commitment to sign and play for Alabama in college. "I mean just the running back tradition," Tenpenny said when asked why he picked the Tide. "The tradition they have of putting running backs in to the NFL. And just the program and the coaches everywhere." He is committed to Bama, but is still plans to take some other official visits in January. "So far it is just Alabama and Arkansas," Tenpenny explained. "My mom just told me that Auburn is getting in and wants me to come visit down there. So I don't know I will have to see what that is about." "I will be going to Alabama on the 11th, Arkansas on the 18th and maybe Auburn the weekend after that." He is still gaining familiarity with the new staff at the home-state school. "I only got to meet the new running back coach and I got to talk to him and coach (Bret) Bielema. So when I get down there I just want to see how everything is, see how the feel is and see how the staff is." "I researched their history at Wisconsin and they run the ball a lot and do what I like to do, which is put the ball on the ground and let the running backs do what they do.
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