Aarion Penton to Missouri: Longtime commit finally signs on the dotted line

Name Aarion Penton
Position ATH (probably CB)
Height, Weight 5'10, 180
City (School) St. Louis, MO (CBC)
Rating (Rivals) *** (5.5)
Rating (ESPN) *** (Grade: 76), No. 111 ATH
Twitter Handle @Miz_Amp_11
2013 Depth Chart If Penton practices well in August, he could technically find himself on the CB two-deep despite decent competition. If he chooses to play WR, a redshirt is all but guaranteed.
2014 Depth Chart E.J. Gaines and Randy Ponder are gone after 2013. The competition for 2014's starting corners is wide open, assuming that's the position he ends up occupying. As a slot WR, he could begin carving out a nice, too; for all of Missouri's potential strength at WR, the Tigers don't have a super-quick slot receiver.

Rivals.com:

Penton committed before even receiving an offer. Immediately, however, Pinkel did offer, and Penton's recruitment began and ended in one conversation. [...]

With his decision made, there's only one choice left for Penton. He needs to decide on a position. Missouri is recruiting him as a cornerback or a slot receiver, but is leaving the choice in his hands.

"I can't decide right now if I want to play offense or defense," Penton said. "I told them I'll play whatever position helps the team."

While Penton's speed and agility make him an electric athlete, he said his best quality on the football field is his desire.

ESPN.com:

Does return both punts and kicks with positive production; will take the ball up the middle while showing steady speed. We see a tough competitor with good RAC production due to his vision and foot quickness. He is not going to be much a threat in the red area, nor is he very physical. Penton does have some size limitations, but demonstrates the skill level necessary for success at the BCS level of play especially if utilized properly.

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