Bentil's high school coach Terrell Myers confirmed the news to Scout.com.
"It came down to having an opportunity to step in and play right away," Myers told Scout.com. "We believe it's about timing and with the recent additions at Providence I think they are a program on the way up."
"The staff did a great job recruiting him and spent a lot of time explaining what Providence is all about," he added. "I think he liked the family atmosphere and basketball is very important to that community. The development that Ed has shown as a coach and in previous of years was important.
A host of schools showed interest in Bentil throughout the process, but ultimately Temple and St. Joseph ended up being Providence's biggest competition. He visited both schools.