Signee analysis: 4-star OL Dietrick Pennington


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Height: 6-5   Weight: 326   Hometown: Cordova, TN (Evangelical Christian HS)   Class: 2021
ESPN:
#212 Overall, #9 OL, #5 TN
Rivals:
#20 OL, #11 TN
24/7:
# 137 Overall, # 9 OG, # 4 TN
Signee analysis: 4-star OL Dietrick Pennington

Clemson signed 4-star offensive guard Dietrick Pennington.

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Dietrick Pennington - 4-star OG - Cordova, Tenn.

Committed since: 7/29/20.

Listed size: 6-5 326.

Brings to Clemson: The Memphis-area lineman earned Mr. Football honors for Division II-AA football in the state of Tennessee. He was highly-regarded in 247Sports’ analysis of that senior campaign: “Wide-bodied lineman, big-jointed with a thick lower half and a bulky upper body. Doesn’t look out of shape but will need to work to keep the right weight on. Would benefit from leaning out and converting some body weight on the next level. Extremely coordinated and balanced for a big body. Plays both ways for his high school and has multi-positional and multi-sport background. Natural feet and lateral agility. Stout against the run and immovable on defense. Slow off the snap and is upright and passive with his hands, partially due to read-and-react technique. Can control blockers when he wants to. We like him as an offensive guard. More of a balanced and controlled mover than a violent disruptor...Looks like a future Power Five impact starter but needs to be in the right system or the right position.”

Depth chart fit: Like for fellow 4-star lineman signee Marcus Tate, Clemson’s young depth chart on the O-line will get a year older and Pennington will have a chance to plug in for depth in 2021.

Robbie Caldwell on Pennington: "Big, big guy. Great person. He's 6-5 and about 325 and very physical and loves to finish blocks. He'll be one that you will enjoy."

Clemson bio

Overview: Ranked among the top 215 players in the nation by 247Sports and ESPN.com … ranked No. 135 in the nation by 247Sports, the eighth-best offensive lineman and fourth-best player in Tennessee … ESPN.com ranked him as a top 300 player, the ninth-best at his position and sixth-best player in Tennessee … four-star signee according to ESPN.com and 247Sports … named Mr. Football for D2-AA in Tennessee in 2020 after being the runner-up for the honor in 2019 … preseason and postseason all-state honoree in 2019 … two-way starter on 2019 D2-AA state title team … MVP of the D2-AA West Region in 2019 and 2020 … postseason all-state D2-AA selection in 2018 … helped team to 9-4 record his senior year … graded at 93 percent or better for every game his junior and senior seasons … also recruited by LSU, Auburn, Florida State and Georgia … also played basketball and threw shotput and discus … along with classmate Jake Briningstool, gives Clemson two signees from Tennessee for the second time under Dabo Swinney, joining the 2017 signing class that produced two of Clemson’s top 16 players in career receiving yardage (Tee Higgins and Amari Rodgers, both of whom hailed from the Knoxville area) … committed to Clemson on July 29, 2020 … recruited by Lemanski Hall and Robbie Caldwell … played for Trey Adams at Evangelical Christian School … born Nov. 16, 2002.

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