Michael Penix Jr.’s quarterback tale off the tape

Michael Penix Jr. first committed to Tennessee, but then the SEC team fired its coach and the Volunteers’ need for a spread offense quarterback was met with the dismissed Butch Jones.

The Pennixes regrouped and narrowed their choices to Florida State, South Florida and Indiana, with the Hoosiers putting on a full-court press after the junior-college quarterback fell for them. The Big Ten program sent five different coaches to the Penix home in Tampa, Florida, and this show of strength won him over.

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