Sicklerville (N.J.) Timber Creek is home to two of the top junior defensive linemen in the region. Defensive tackle Greg Webb has received the majority of the attention to this point, but defensive end Dajaun Drennon is quickly making a name for himself.
Drennon already held offers from Penn State and Rutgers, and added a third yesterday from Purdue.
"It feels good to know that my name is out there," said Drennon. "It gives me a head start at getting to a good college. I know a lot of times people don't start to get offered until the end of their junior season. Being offered makes me play even harder, so I can prove to everyone that I deserve to be offered early and that I'm the best fit for any school's team."
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Aside from his three offers, several other top programs are showing increased interest.
"Florida, Cincinnati, Iowa, Michigan State and Oregon are all the schools I can think of now, but there are a few more," said Drennon, who is 6-foot-4 and 225-pounds.
Drennon has taken visits to Penn State and Rutgers this month, with his most recent going to Penn State for their game against Alabama..
"I loved it," said Drennon. "They let us walk out onto the field for pre-game as if we were on the team. Their defense was very dominant. I think if I work hard enough I can one day see myself playing there."
Drennon does not have any further visits planned at this time, but is already trying to figure out what he is looking for in a program.
"I look to see if they have my major and the distance they are from home," said Drennon. "I want to major in engineering, and I don't want to go too far from home, but if it comes down to it, I have to do what I have to do."
On the field this fall, Drennon is seeing time at defensive end and wide receiver. In two games, he has two sacks and two touchdown receptions, but is unsure of his tackle total.
"The season is going pretty well," said Drennon. "Our defensive is looking amazing right now and our offense is picking it up. We are going to be a very dominant team this year."