Tight End Signs With Tigers

Good size, good speed and good grades make this high school standout a good pickup for the football Tigers.

Dalton, Ga.--For tight end signees, Auburn is offering a very good opportunity.

With junior Robert Johnson trying the NFL draft and Lorenzo Diamond graduating as a senior, there is only one scholarship tight end left on campus--redshirt freshman Cooper Wallace.

Cole Bennett, a 6-5, 225-pounder from Dalton High School, will join the tight end mix in August after signing with the Tigers on Wednesday.

Cole Bennett

With good hands and 4.61 speed in the 40, he is a good all-around athlete and is just as impressive in the classroom. Bennett is a 4.0 student who picked Auburn early from a list of schools that were recruiting him that included Georgia Tech, Georgia, Florida, Middle Tennessee State and Alabama.

"It's a big factor having a chance to come in and play early," Bennett says. "That is definitely a consideration for going to Auburn." Bennett also says that he likes the way that Auburn features the tight ends in its offense and is impressed by the campus, the city of Auburn and he particularly likes the passion Auburn fans have for the football Tigers.

Bennett's senior season was cut short by a knee injury, but he is on schedule to be ready early enough to report to Auburn's campus for summer workouts.

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