By Parrish Alford
OXFORD – Ole Miss commit Jarrion Street left his official visit today firmly committed to the Rebels and confident that D’Vaughn Pennamon will sign as well.
Street is a three-star running back from Trussville, Ala. He’s listed at 6-foot-1 and in the 200-pound range on his recruiting profiles.
Pennamon, of Manvel, Texas, is rated the No. 6 running back in the 247Sports composite rankings. He’s been committed to Ole Miss since late July, but Alabama has been making a late push, and Pennamon has been said to be considering the Crimson Tide.
Street said he really bonded with Pennamon this weekend.
“We’re going to be around each other 24-7, so we had to get pretty tight. I feel good about our relationship,” Street said. “I feel he’s all the way in. Also, it’s one of those things where I can’t say until Wednesday. I’m hoping he’ll come our way, but if not, I hope the best for him.”
Pennamon is listed at 5-11 and 220 pounds. It’s the kind of frame on which the right kind of weight can be carefully added in a college strength and conditioning program to eventually create the type of big, banging physique that Alabama’s Derrick Henry and LSU’s Leonard Fournette showed in 2015.
Street says he’s being recruited as a running back, not another position.
He says Ole Miss feels like home, and that’s important for him.
“This is a great place. I’ve been to other colleges, but they don’t compare to Ole Miss. I feel like they are parents almost. It really feels like home away from home.”
Street has offers from Memphis, Virginia Tech, Missouri, Cincinnati, Iowa State and others.
He believes the idea of staying in state could help lure Mississippians Nigel Knott and A.J. Brown.
“I’m hoping they will come our way. We have a great chance at them. I think those guys need to stay in state. It plays a huge part that they’re from here, because they might want to turn this thing around and make it the new normal and help out their home state. I feel like that’s going to play a huge part in it,” Street said.