Three-star cornerback Ke’Shan Pennamon has had a bit of a star-crossed experience as a commit to Wisconsin. After announcing on Feb. 1 that he was ready to sign with the Badgers, there was some kind of line that became uncrossed. On July 7, he signed with Palmetto Prep in South Carolina and reclassified for the class of 2017.
The upside? Pennamon had a redshirt year without having to give up that year of eligibility. Unfortunately on Friday, it seems like the Badgers hit the downside as Pennamon announced his decommitment on Twitter.
Unfortunately, this looks like one of those situations where while the interest remains mutual, there could be some admissions-related mishegoss as to why the Badgers just can’t take Pennamon straight away. With that said, the fact that Pennamon’s first offer on the open market comes from a highly competitive school when it comes to academics in the Tulane Green Wave is very interesting. Take whatever subtext you want from that.
Ultimately the question of if the Badgers are able to get Pennamon into the fold might go into 2017. The Badgers are likely to earn a commitment from Pembroke Pines, Fla., three-star CB Faion Hicks this weekend and Denver, Colo., three-star CB Christian Cumber is set to officially come to Madison for Nebraska.