Deitrick Pennington narrowed his list of schools to five back in May.
The 6-5/326 defensive tackle from Evangeline Christian in Cordova, TN is rated a four-star in the 247 Composite, while Rivals has him asa three-star. His evaluation at 247 is as follows:
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. Conserves energy because of snap count. Looks like a future Power Five impact starter but needs to be in the right system or the right position. With the right development and situation has mid round NFL Draft upside.Barton Simmons – 247
Munford High School
Collierville High School