Those looking for Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington standout Eric Bennett did a double-take on Monday morning at the University of Arkansas football camp.
Instead of being with the cornerbacks, Bennett (5-10, 170, 4.4) – who was only able to stay for the morning workout - lined up with the wideouts.
"It went great," Bennett said. "They knew what I could do as a cornerback from working there at the Arkansas camp last summer. So they wanted to see what I looked like as a wide receiver. They said they are going to look at me at both places. I learned a lot of new things, like how to get off the ball with some new releases and stuff like that."
He has a great relationship with Razorback quarterback coach Garrick McGee.
"My dad played for his dad in high school and he is a great guy and just like family," Bennett said. "In fact, I am over at his brother's house a lot. I consider myself wide open, but I really like what Arkansas has to offer and I know he would look out for me."
Bennett, who has offers from Arkansas, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, Arizona, Texas Tech, Oregon State and Kansas State, is actually a quarterback for Booker T. Washington.
He ran and passed for over 1,000 yards each and accounted for 29 touchdowns last season while leading Booker T. to the Class 5A state title.
"It was just a great year for us," Bennett said. "We lost our running back and wide receivers, but we think we can do it again because we have a great young running back in Isaac Bennett, who is going to be the next big thing to come out of the city of Tulsa."
Speaking of big things in the city of Tulsa, Booker T. Washington defensive lineman Calvin Barnett is also being hotly pursued by Arkansas.
Both of the standouts took in a few Razorback games last season.
"Calvin is a such a great player," Bennett said. "He has the type of body that he could come in there and play as a freshmen and he is only going to get bigger and better. He's a force right now on our level."
The pair have openly talked about wanting to play at the same place with Arkansas and Oklahoma State being the two who have offered both.
"You can say that is almost a definite," Bennett said. "We would like to be the same place in college."
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