Jan 5, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; West running back Altee Tenpenny (22) runs the ball against the East during U.S. Army All-American Bowl high school football game at the Alamodome. The East won 15-8. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Football Recruiting: Altee Tenpenny Signs with Crimson Tide


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.

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