Position: Running Back
Vitals: 6-foot, 212 Pounds
- Rivals: 4-Star; No. 8 Position
- Scout: 4-Star; No. 14 Position
- ESPN: 4-Star; No. 10 Position
Other Offers of Interest: Arkansas
3 Best Attributes: Breakaway Speed, Size, Balance
Out of all of Alabama’s 2013 running back prospects, Altee Tenpenny is the most conventional back, and that’s not a bad thing. Tenpenny is the most likely of the bunch to one day become an every-down back for the Tide for a number of reasons.He possesses a blend of size and speed that Derrick Henry, Tyren Jones and Alvin Kamara all lack.
He has the size of a prototypical running back (not too big, not too small) and ranks among the fastest in this year’s class. He knows how to pick his spots when finding a hole to run through, and when he finds daylight, there’s no catching him.
Whether it’s fighting for those tough, extra yards or trying to make a man miss in the open field, Tenpenny also stays on his feet and bounces off tackles exceptionally well. Expect to see him only in limited action this year, barring significant injuries to his fellow backs.