Tuesday Clemson addressed its defensive line in a big way with a commitment from 335 pound Payton Page. Wednesday the Tigers were able to do the same for the offensive line landing a commitment from OT Dietrick Pennington (6-5 326) of Memphis. The four-star prospect picked the Tigers over Auburn, LSU, Florida State and Georgia.
Pennington is the third commitment for the offensive line and 15th overall for the class. Thirteen of the 15 commitments are rated no-less than four star prospects.
Pennington had a chance to camp at Clemson last summer, and it was there he was offered by head coach Dabo Swinney. From that point, he grew very close to offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell who was the Clemson coach handling his recruitment.
“I can see myself growing spiritually and as a man there,” Pennington said. “I’m being recruited as a tackle. In general he (Caldwell) likes my aggression and footwork. He also likes the way that I could bend, that I was a natural athlete, and the way that I could catch on to different things quickly.”
Pennington plays tackle but he is rated in the 247Sports Composite as a guard. He’s ranked 13th nationally among offensive guards and is ranked #4 among the prospects in Tennessee.