Weight: 258 pounds
Hometown: Millsboro, Delaware
Before Penn State: Dennis-Sutton had a lot of eyes on him coming into Penn State, and its because of what he accomplished at Owings Mills, Maryland’s McDonough School.
Dennis-Sutton played all four years and twice became a team captain. As a sophomore, he helped McDonough to an 11-1 record and runner-up finish in the Maryland A Conference.
He then went through adversity during his upperclassmen years. Dennis-Sutton’s junior season never happened due to COVID-19, and he missed part of his senior year due to injury.
Nonetheless, he played well enough as a senior to be selected to the 2022 All-American Bowl.
247Sports, On3 and Rivals all had Dennis-Sutton as the No. 1 Class of 2022 player in Maryland, and Rivals had him as the No. 1 strong side defensive end and No. 11 overall player in the country.
At the time he committed to Penn State in July of 2021, Rivals had him as a five-star recruit while the other three gave him four stars.
Eventually, Dennis-Sutton got that fifth star from 247 and On.3.
2022: ESPN.com named Dennis-Sutton to its All-America team. He played all 13 games ending with three sacks, 17 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, an interception, a pass breakup and three quarterback hurries.
Where he stands: Penn State has two solid defensive ends in Chop Robinson and Adisa Isaac, but Sutton is too talented to not make an impact on this defense if healthy.
A quote by Dennis-Sutton: “I do have a lot to work on. But fortunately, my teammates like Chop and Adisa, all those guys, they’ve helped me out so far. I’ve got a lot of things to work on, although I feel like I got better throughout last season.” — Dennis-Sutton to reporters at Penn State’s second-year player media availability in February.
A quote about Dennis-Sutton: “Dani was unblockable out there. I think he’s gonna have a big year for us.” — Coach James Franklin after April’s Blue-White Game