Wylie East standout, Eno Benjamin, is set to announce his commitment tonight at 7 pm. The 4-star RB is set to choose between three schools in Michigan, Baylor and Iowa. Iowa has long been considered the favorite for the talented RB.
Currently, Benjamin ranks #99 in the Scout 300 and ranks as the #2 ranked RB in the state of Texas. Benjamin has accumulated over 25 offers, but released a top 10, recently, that included Iowa, Baylor, Michigan, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Houston, SMU, Arizona and Northwestern. Three of those schools have been at the top of his list, however. After recent trips to Michigan, Baylor and Iowa, the Hawkeyes have maintained a slim lead over Michigan and Baylor.
Sources close to the situation say that Iowa is the team to beat, however, Baylor is certainly in a good position as well. Baylor is looking to only take 1 RB, in this recruiting cycle, and Coach Jeff Lebby has made Benjamin a priority despite a late offer. The lure of being the only RB that Baylor will take could be a deciding factor, since Iowa recently picked up a commitment from one of the top RBs in Illinois. Michigan would seem to be in third, as they have 3 RB commitments, but Benjamin did state that his visit to Ann Arbor was one of his best.
At 5'10 and 205 lbs, Benjamin contains both the body to run between the tackles, but also the speed and athletic ability to bounce outside and run for big chunks of yards. Scout Regional Analyst had this to say about the standout RB:
Benjamin is a highly instinctive, high-volume running back who possesses big-play ability as well as workhorse production. Possesses exceptional feet w/outstanding balance and lateral ability. Dangerous start-and-stop runner who maximizes yardage at second level w/cutback ability. Good at avoiding direct blows. Lacks ideal size but gains ample yardage after contact. Not a top-end burner, but plenty fast w/good initial acceleration.
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