Benson To Decide Next Week

Top 100 prospect Justin Benson is ready for the recruiting process to be over. In fact, the forward says he's close to reaching a decision.

Decision To Come Next Week

Justin Benson has an itchy trigger finger. He's very close to making a college decision and by the end of next week he'll have made his choice.

"I'm going to commit next week," Benson said Tuesday night. The contenders? DePaul, St. Louis, Kent State, Georgia and Pepperdine. The Waves have been on him the longest, but others appear to be closing the gap.

So far, Benson has conducted in-homes with everyone on the list minus Georgia which is slated to come in next week. "St. Louis was here on Tuesday," Benson said. "I had a good visit with everybody in Conference USA."

Benson hasn't taken an official visit yet. He takes the SAT for the first time this weekend. He wants to major in business or marketing.

"Academics are important. Who is graduating their players and who is just saying it?" Benson knows that if you are good player, you'll get your props no matter what college you pick. "Even if you were at a weak school, they'll find you. I just want the cake and getting the cake is getting a degree. It's all about getting a degree."

With Benson's list shrinking by the day, he's certainly narrowing his focus. "I'll know next week for sure."

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