Benjamin Keeping his Options Open

Kelvin Benjamin, a 2011 four-star receiver, said things are getting crazy because "everyone" wants him. Still, he said he's staying focused, humble, and neutral. Three schools in Florida (UF, FSU, and Miami) have the 6-6, 220-pound WR thinking hard about staying in state. He started by talking about the Gators.

"Florida is great. I really like it there and I love all the coaches. I talk to them a lot and it was cool to see them when I visited like a month ago. We sat down and watched some film they had from players like me and they showed me how they will use me. They showed me clips they had cut of me playing at my high school and showed me I'm already doing what they want me to do," Benjamin said.

Kelvin Benjamin said he is working on developing a good relationship with the entire Florida staff.

"I already knew coach "Z" (Zach Azzanni) and Coach (Urban) Meyer really well but I got to meet all the coaches and spend time with them. I'm feeling really good about the Gators."

Florida State has stepped up their recruitment of the big receiver recently and is making a strong push according to Benjamin. Florida and Miami have been going full-throttle for a while with the Glades Central athlete so the ‘Noles may have some catching up to do.

"I went there (Tallahassee) for a 7-on-7 and they saw me play and they seemed to like what they saw. Coach (Jimbo) Fisher told me how bad they want me there. I'm going to call him soon and talk some more."

Next, Benjamin discussed the Hurricanes. He said Miami QB commit Teddy Bridgewater is doing some recruiting for the "U."

"Yea, Teddy texts me sometimes because he wants me to play with him there. I just have to do what's right for me and I like when a school takes time to sit me down and show me how they would really use me."

Benjamin doesn't know exactly when he will be back to any of the in-state institutions he likes right now but he will be visiting before he makes his decision on National Signing Day. He thinks he will try to head out of state soon to see what those schools have to offer.

"I am setting something up with West Virginia soon and then other schools like USC and Michigan. I want to see what they're all about."

For now, Benjamin is concentrating on his Glades Central team and the approaching 2010 season.

"I've got work to do," he said with a chuckle.
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