Pennington measures in at just 5-11 and 170 pounds, but arm strength is not a problem for the three-sport athlete. He showed excellent accuracy at the Auburn one-day camp as well as at the Scout.com All-American Combine in Tuscaloosa less than two months ago.
"It went real well," Pennington says of the Auburn camp. "We threw with the receivers and I threw some real good deep ball, ins and outs and it felt pretty good out there."
Pennington will be starting at quarterback for a third year at Class 3A Washington County High School, but he doesn't get to showcase his arm much in a run-first offense.
"I've received a bunch of mail, letters and things like that, but straight up offers, nowhere as far as offering scholarships," he says. "It's been Southern Miss, UAB, Clemson, Alabama. I've gotten a couple of things from Auburn and Mississippi State. That's about it. Southern Miss is probably recruiting me more so as an athlete than a quarterback. UAB is recruiting me as a quarterback."
Pennington says that the camp was a great experience and was impressed with everything about the Auburn football program.
"Compared to the other camps, it was probably the most favorable camp I've been to," he says. "I've been to Alabama and Southern Miss, and I think I'd choose Auburn over all of them. The facilities are real nice. I love this place up here. I'm trying to come to Auburn."
Other than the football camps, Pennington has spent most of his time like other high school students with a summer job, and has also taken an opportunity to do some work in his community.
"I've got a job at the fitness center so I work out up there for free," he notes. "I was also working at the church with the summer reading program teaching kids math and English. I've just been cutting grass here and there, working out and trying to stay in shape."