Scout's Take: Kelvin Benjamin

What is Florida State getting in Kelvin Benjamin? South Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons breaks down the new FSU commitment here in this edition of Scout's Take.

Profile: Kelvin Benjamin
Position: Wide Receiver
Location: Belle Glades, Fla.
High School: Glades Central
Height: 6-foot-6
Weight: 220 pounds

Recruiting: Benjamin was always planning to stay in state, so all knew it would be Florida, Florida State, or Miami in end for this big athlete. He leaned heavily towards committing to the Seminoles late in 2010, but held off until Sunday January 9. He is a Seminole and a solid commitment to Jimbo Fisher.

Scout's Take

Benjamin's size is what jumps out to everyone as soon as he steps onto the football field. He is a big target for quarterbacks and he makes a lot of plays inside the red zone. He is best at jump balls and attacking the football at its highest point. I have seen him make numerous acrobatic catches in the air with some being one-handed. He has very good body control and awareness in that situation. As far as things he needs to improve on, it is concentration, route running, toughness, and quickness. He sometimes will take his head out of the game and that is when he drops catchable balls or just disappears for a stretch. If focused, he is one of the best. He needs to improve getting off the ball quicker as well. He will have some favorable match-ups on the next level and this can really help him become more of a weapon from anywhere on the field. He is more of a down the field guy that likes to use his size, but he needs to really improve on dropping his hips, selling his routes better, and just running them efficiently at all times. Overall, he is a big weapon and his size is something that will be tough for anyone to defend. If Benjamin wants to be a top target at FSU, he can be. That will be up to him.

Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and other areas in the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become Southeast Recruiting Manager.
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