Sicklerville (N.J.) Timber Creek 2013 defensive end Dajaun Drennon made the trek to Penn State this past weekend for an unofficial visit with teammates. It was the 6-foot-4, 227-pounder's first trip to see a game in State College, that's just part of the latest for the lineman inside.
"I loved the visit to Penn State," he said. "I liked how the game itself was, all the fans and it was an amazing environment, it looked better than an Eagles game. The white out and everything about it was great.
"I always thought an NFL game would be more packed than a college game, but that crushed what I thought."
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Drennon holds two offers at this time, Penn State and Rutgers of course kept a close eye on the defensive end position.
"They like to get to the ball with their defensive linemen. They are pretty tough."
The Jersey end didn't get a lot of time with the coaches though.
"I just said hi and bye to Coach Johnson," he said. "After the game it took us five hours to get home, so there wasn't much talking."
Drennon noted plans to visit other schools; he has yet to set up another trip.
Meanwhile, numerous programs including Northwestern, Iowa, Cincinnati, Florida, Oregon, USC and others are interested.
Does he like anyone?
"Syracuse has always been my favorite school since I was little," he said. "I just alays liked them. Originally it was straight for basketball, I always liked the basketball team, but when they played Miami, my cousin played for Miami, I loved it there."
With interest rising quickly, Drennon is beginning to think about what he wants in his future home.
"The place I look for have my major and a place where my family can come to my games. That is the most important thing to always have someone I know in the stands cheering me on or whatever."
Drennon and Timber Creek opened the season with a victory on Friday.
"We're doing pretty well, we're solid on defense and the offense is picking it up," he said. "I had one touchdown, two sacks and a few tackles.
"I think I could have done a little better, put more pressure on the quarterback, but I think I have gotten a lot stronger this season. I'm starting to use my hands more and getting off my blockers. I'm also better and more conditioned than last season."