Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Aarion Penton

Fr., DB, 5-10, 185, St. Louis, Mo. (Christian Brothers College HS)

(First name is pronounced AIR-ee-on) Speedy defensive back who is staying in-state with Mizzou ... ranked No. 15 overall in the state of Missouri’s class of 2013 by Rivals.com and No. 16 by ESPN.com ... showed superb athleticism throughout his career at Christian Brothers College High School for head coach Scott Pingel, snagging 59 catches for 896 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior in 2012 ... totaled 13 scores overall in his final high school season, rushing three times into the end zone and scoring twice on special teams ... recorded two interceptions on defense for the Cadets ... earned first team Class 6 All-State recognition from both the Missouri Football Coaches Association and Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association ... snagged all-conference and all-metro recognition as a

junior and senior ... contributed all over the field as a junior in 2011, catching 40 passes for 842 yards and 13 touchdowns while rushing 27 times for 302 yards and four scores ... added 51 tackles and two interceptions as a defender ... parents – George and Kimberly Penton ... chose Mizzou early in the recruiting process ... also played basketball and ran track for Christian Brothers ... plans to major in communications at Missouri ... noted the Mizzou football program’s strong academic reputation as playing a part in his recruitment.