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SEC Football: Razorbacks Add 21st Verbal Commitment for 2012 Class

Petrino adds another recruit to the Hogs 2012 class.
Petrino adds another recruit to the Hogs 2012 class.Wesley Hitt/Getty Images
Ryan WrightAnalyst IIIDecember 1, 2011

Arkansas Razorbacks head football coach Bobby Petrino added junior college defensive lineman Mike Pennel to his list of verbally committed recruits on Wednesday.

Pennel, a 6’6” 350 pound defensive tackle (4.95 40-yard dash), plays for Scottsdale Community College in Arizona and is listed by as a 3-star junior college recruit.

Pennel had been offered scholarships from Texas A&M, Kansas State, West Virginia, Arizona State, and Mississippi among others. Bobby Allen and Chris Klenakis are listed as Pennel’s lead recruiters.

In 2010, Pennel had 34 tackles on the season, 10 tackles for a loss, and one sack for Scottsdale CC.

Arkansas’ football team is currently ranked 25th in the nation in recruiting by, 17th by, and 29th by

Here’s a list of the 21 Razorbacks recruits:


  1. OG Cordale Boyd, Memphis, TN
  2. CB Ray Buchanan Jr., Suwanee, GA
  3. WR Jalen Cobb, Warren, AR
  4. CB Jared Collins, Tulsa, OK
  5. WR D’Arthur Cowan, Olive Branch, MS
  6. CB John Gibson, Missouri City, TX
  7. QB Robert Gregory, Chicago, IL
  8. WR Keon Hatcher, Owasso, OK
  9. WR Eric Hawkins, Longview, TX
  10. DE Brandon Lewis, Memphis, TN
  11. DB Defonta Lowe, Bearden, AR
  12. ATH Nathan Holems, Port Arthur, TX
  13. DT Mike Pennel, Scottsdale Community College
  14. RB Donovan Roberts, Norman, OK
  15. TE Jeremy Sprinkle, White Hall, AR
  16. LB Jakarri Thomas, Tallahassee, FL
  17. LB A.J. Turner, Lepanto, AR
  18. OG Jeremy Ward, Pottsville, AR
  19. DE JaMichael Winston, Prichard, AL
  20. RB Jonathan Williams, Allen, TX
  21. DE Deatrich Wise Jr., Carrolton, TX


Position by position breakdown of Arkansas 2012 verbal commitments:


Offensive line: 2

Tight ends: 1

Defensive line: 4

Linebackers: 2

Secondary: 4

Running backs: 2

Wide receivers: 4

Quarterbacks: 1

Athletes: 1

Kickers: 0


All verbal commitments are non-binding until a letter of intent is signed. 

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