January 26, 2007

Pena ready to run

He is still trying to command the English language but Dago Pena , a 6-foot-6, 200-pound forward from Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda, Fla., has one word in mind when it comes to finding a college home.

Horses.

"I love the fast break. I want to get out and run like a horse," Pena said. "I like to run all the time. I never stop. I like to get the ball, run up the floor and score or dunk or make the pass. I want to play with some horses."

If you haven't figured it out yet, Pena is South Florida's version of Forrest Gump. The kid just loves running.

"I love making plays," Pena said in his improving English.

Coaches from Memphis, Miami, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh, Virginia Commonwealth and Western Kentucky have been in to see Pena run this year. Pena is also being recruited by Clemson, George Mason, Kansas State, SMU, Western Michigan and Wichita State.

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