- United States
- FS, ST, SS
- Westerville, OH
- High School
- Westerville South
- Past Teams
- Ohio State
- 2007, 2008
Jersey #: 25 (2008-09), 16 (2007)
Major: Physical Education (2009), Undeclared (2008)
Weight: 194 (2008-09), 195 (2007)
2009 Media Guide: Improving defensive back who can have an impact on the Buckeye special teams … lined up during the spring at strong safety … solid footwork and body control.
2008: Worked primarily with the scout teams for the Big Ten champions.
2008 Media Guide: Up-and-coming defender who can have an impact in the Buckeye secondary and on special teams … will work this season at free safety behind Anderson Russell … excellent footwork and body control.
2007: Did not see action for the Big Ten champions … took a redshirt season.
High School: Two-time All-Ohio and three-time all-league and all-district … played safety and quarterback for Westerville South … totaled 6,400 yards passing and 77 touchdowns in his career to go along with 3,100 yards rushing and 39 more touchdowns … in seven games as a senior, was 78-for-120 passing for 1,120 yards, rushed for over 1,000 yards and was also the team’s leading tackler before an injury ended his season … battled through a hamstring injury as a junior to earn all-conference, all-district and all-state honors … threw for 1,700 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior while rushing for 700 yards and 10 touchdowns … runs a 3.85 shuttle and a 4.4 40-yard dash … passed for more than 2,000
yards as a sophomore … has a 3.5 GPA … has excellent footwork and body control … helped Westerville South reach the 2006 yards as a sophomore … has a 3.5 GPA … has excellent footwork and body control … helped Westerville South reach the 2006 Div. I regional semifinals … committed to the Buckeyes in Dec. 2006.
Personal: Born Nov. 23, 1988 … son of Rocky and Angela Pentello … siblings include Brittni, Tiffany and Nickey … would like to get into coaching (his father was his head coach in high school) … first-cousin, Rocky, was a record-setting quarterback at Capital University in Columbus … enjoys playing the guitar and video games … dream vacation is Italy … favorite cartoon character is Tigger … favorite food is spaghetti.