While quarterback Pete Thomas of El Cajon (Calif.) Valhalla certainly helped put Valhalla high school in front of the eyes of college coaches, he won't be the only player that will draw the attention of D-I schools.
You can be assured that D-I schools will be by the Valhalla campus this spring to take a look at defensive end Shane Pennix (6-4, 256, 4.8) and he will definitely pass the look test.
Pennix earned first-team San Diego Section all-CIF and first-team all-area as a junior after accounting for 57 tackles and 10 sacks.
On the recruiting trail, Pennix is hearing from the likes of Nevada, San Diego State, Arizona, Cal and UCLA.
"Shane has a lean frame and has a lot of room to grow," Valhalla coach Steve Sutton said. "He's built like a tight end.
"He could grow into a defensive tackle, but I'm not sure you would want to do that since he moves so well. You may not want him to go inside and have to deal with double teams, but he does have that potential."
"There a lot of things that Shane has the potential to do," Sutton said. "He's very athletic, runs well and is good on his feet. He is very strong and has good balance."
In the weight room, Pennix benches 300, parallel squats 350 and power cleans 250.
The scouting report on Pennix he has a lot of upside and brings a lot to the table. He is the kind of player who has the versatility to play a lot of different positions. He's definitely has the things that D-I schools like. He is very coachable and has the work ethic to reach his potential.
Pennix is one to jot down and keep an eye as the recruiting process moves on.