"I went to high school at George Jenkins HS in Lakeland, Flor.," Dennis said. "I was a non-qualifier out of high school. The head coach at Compton just contacted me and talked me into it. I thought that I would just give it a shot."
What stands out to you, similar to Johnson, is his size and speed. Dennis comes in about 6-foot-2 and 260 pounds, but has an explosive 4.6/40 yard dash time. It's easy to understand from that what he likes to do on the field. Last season he tallied 61 tackles and five sacks.
"I am very physical and I am a lot faster than most of the lineman. I use my speed a lot coming off of the edge. I am a better pass rusher. I don't know what it is, I just like getting to the quarterback first."
Dennis will be ready to get a jump on his career on the division one stage with the ability to transfer from Compton. He isn't leaning or looking anywhere in particular, but Johnson has had his time to work Dennis and prep him on what might be if Nebraska comes into the picture.
"I am going to be done in December at Compton. I am interested in everyone. It's wide open. Nebraska is definitely on my list. Brandon Johnson has mostly told me about the team, their chemistry, what they did when he was there for an official, the stadium and the fans."