Penniston ready for another camp season 

February, 12, 2013
Recruiting for Kyle Penniston (Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei) began more than a year ago. When the 6-foot-3, 217-pound tight end was a freshman playing on the varsity team at Orange (Calif.) Lutheran, Penniston landed an offer from Florida State. Since then, he's made his mark on the camp circuit and has impressed a number of coaches across the country.

Penniston said he isn't focused on recruiting in any way at this stage of the game. Instead, he wants to get back out in front of as many coaches as possible this offseason in order to best set himself up for success in the coming years. He has received letters from a number of schools, including Duke, Northwestern, Oregon and UCLA. He recently spoke with USC head coach Lane Kiffin and last summer attended camps at Oregon, UCLA, Washington and Wisconsin.

"It's exciting," Penniston said of the early attention. "But right now I want to just take a step back and wait for everything to come in. I've been to some places where I think I'd want to attend school, but everything could change in a few years when I make my decision. I'll get more serious about it in a couple years."