3-star ATH Benjamin sets decision date

Richard Benjamin, Tampa Bay Tech's athlete was another top performing prospect for Team Tampa this past weekend, helping the Tampa team win the title. The 3-star prospect with over 40 offers, has narrowed his choices down to three schools, USF, UCF, and Vanderbilt and is set to make his announcement

Tampa Bay Tech's Richard Benjamin, a 3-star athlete receiver with over 40 offerswas another top performing prospect for Team Tampa this past weekend, helping the Tampa team win the title.

"The tourney was great. There was a lot of competition. I played well and our whole team played well. Go Team Tampa!"

"I did way better then anytime I've been at one of these. This weekend was my best 7on7 that I've competed at by far," said Benjamin. "I was running great routes and had a great mentality, not to mention our quarterback was great, and it was just great being out here."

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound wide receiver/athlete has over 40 offers but recently trimmed his list to a top three and is ready to announce.

"Yes sir it's down to USF, UCF, and Vanderbilt," said Benjamin. "I'm going to decide real soon, possibly in the next day, it just depends on when my mom gets back."

The local standout talks about each of his three

"USF, it's the home school, I can stay home and be around my friends and family. They have great facilities and the coaches love me there, they really do. They bee fighting on which side of the ball I'll play on, whether it's receiver or safety, it's up to me."                 

"UCF, I just like it because it's away from home but close to home. It's also an uprising program and I know I can go there and be effective soon."

"Vanderbilt is a chance to be far away, education wise, and they have good coaches also."

The Tampa Bay tech standout thought about making his announcement this week, but has moved back his announcement to next week.

"I'm doing next Monday at 4pm," said Benjamin.  ‘It's going to be live on Bright House."

 Benjamin said he's looking forward to getting his decision out of the way.

"Yes I'm looking forward to making a choice, that way I can focus on my grades and know that I'm set to go to college just in case something happens to me."


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