A local track star has gotten the attention of a school from Ohio.

James Pennington III, a sprinter/jumper from Southside High School, has received an offer from Cincinnati Christian University, a private Christian university located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Cincinnati Christian University is an NAIA school, which do not offer scholarships, but they can offer spots on their respective sports teams.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Pennington who plays football at Southside, has been clocked at 4.43 in the 40-yard dash, at 10.9 in the 100 meters, and at 52.1 in the 400 meters.

Pennington is scheduled to graduate next spring.

Congrats to James on the offer.