Wide Receiver Plans To Attend AU Football Camp

A report on an in-state football prospect is featured.

Birmingham, Ala.--Earl Bennett is a wide receiver and safety prospect out of West End High School who is looking at Auburn and a variety of other colleges.

The 6-1, 200-pounder with 4.5 speed has a top five with a leader. "I like Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Auburn and Clemson," he says. "Kentucky and Vanderbilt have offered me a scholarship."

With the early offer, the Wildcats are his leader. "Kentucky is my favorite," Bennett says. "I love that Wildcat style and I have a good relationship with Coach Brown."

What stands out about the other four schools on his list?

Vanderbilt: "I like their passing style. They have a good pass scheme."

Alabama: "It's a big tradition school. My cousin and family went there."

Auburn: "I like their whole style. Just everything about Auburn."

Clemson: "Me and Coach Lovett get along well. He sent me a game tape of them and I really liked it, especially how they run the ball."

When asked what is important to him on his college choice, Bennet says, "Academics is number one. I want to major in something with medicine."

Bennett is still not finished with the summer camp circuit. "I have been to Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Alabama," he says. "I'm going to Auburn this Saturday." Auburn's final camp of the summer is a one-day session this weekend that is expected to attract several hundred high school players.

How would Earl describe himself as a player? "I love to have the ball in my hands," he says. "I make things happen no matter if I'm on offense or defense."

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