Twitter Highlights the Pressure of Recruiting Season

Altee Tenpenny, the highly-touted, highly-coveted and sharply-recruited running back from North Little Rock High School, seems to handle the pressure of recruiting season on Twitter like an expert.

FREE Razorback & Red Wolves Recruiting GuidesTenpenny has given his verbal commitment to Nick Saban to play ball in Alabama for the Crimson Tide. Even with that verbal commitment, Tenpenny is still being recruited by Bret Beliema and the University of Arkansas. It should also be noted: Despite the commitment, Tenpenny will be the center of a formal announcement of his college choice on National Signing Day Feb. 6.

Jim Harris has written a notebook here on Tenpenny’s recent trip to Fayetteville, and Nate Olson outlines the reasons Tenpenny is worth the recruiting effort for Bielema, despite the player’s current commitment to Alabama.

A couple of additional examples of how Tenpenny is handling himself online through the recruiting process:

Former Razorback recruit Kaleb Blanchard, a Denham Springs, La., senior running back, says he was informed he was no longer getting an offer from the University of Arkansas, and he took to Twitter to air out his grievances. Many of the Hog fans who wrote him via the social media service were encouraging and sympathetic with his situation.

When you add the disappointment of a kid who thought he was going to play for one school but now knows he isn’t to a Twitter account, you get some interesting insight into the pressure of recruiting season for all concerned.


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  • patrick

    Some of the twitter messages coming from Arkansas fans directed toward Tenpenny have been reprehensible.

  • I dislike some of the young men who have left Arkansas in the past, they have bad attitudes. Altee has been mature and well spoken and I will support him where ever he goes. I want him here in Arkansas, but I will be happy for him if he stays with Alabama, as I expect.

  • Jon

    The Kaleb Blanchard deal is curious to me.

    Obviously CBB is trying to sign at least 2 RB’s. Must have been a huge red flag waiving somewhere over the Louisiana RB’s head.