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More attention for Penniston

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Kyle Penniston wanted to visit Florida State this summer especially after the Seminoles offered but after transferring schools it was not possible.
It was a little disappointing for the 2015 tight end from Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei but there is still plenty of time to make it to Tallahassee.
"I was trying to get out there during one of my dead weeks, they're mandatory, and I was trying to get out there but it wasn't going to work out," Penniston said. "I have a bunch of summer assignments because I just recently transferred and I had to get those done.
"We start two-a-days in two weeks and it goes until school starts. I really had to work on my assignments. I had a bunch of projects. I was planning to get out there but with school I decided to wait until next year when I have some open dates.
"I really want to get out there and get the feel for everything, the campus, the coaches and see what life as a football player is like out there."
The 6-foot-5, 220-pound prospect has not even started his sophomore season yet but he's already landed one major offer and is hearing from two other big-time programs.
That's because Penniston shined at the Southern Cal Rivals.com Showcase Powered by FBU Select and the Rivals.com Underclassmen Challenge in Dallas this summer.
His name is getting out there and recruiting is picking up in a major way.
"Georgia sent me a letter," Penniston said. "It was like a questionnaire and they wanted to give me information and I'm staying in contact with Wisconsin and Florida State so I'm trying to keep my connections. It's good to keep all my options open.
"It's cool. I haven't even started my sophomore year yet, I haven't even started school, and it's already picking up which is really cool."
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