Name: Kani Benoit
School: Phoenix (Az.) Thunderbird
Size: 6-0 200
Recruiting: Offers from Wyoming, New Mexico State, Idaho, North Dakota and South Dakota State
Stats: Has rushed for 889 yards and 16 TDs for the 3-2 Chiefs
Game: 54-37 win over Phoenix Greenway on 9/20
Game Stats: Rushed for 220 yards and 4 TDs as well as returned 2 KOs for scores
I have been a big fan of Benoit long before he went off in this game. Benoit is a big back with plenty of speed. At 6-0 200, he has the size to pound it between the tackles and he has documented track times of sub-11 seconds in the 100 meters, so the speed is there as well.
Benoit has good vision, doesn't dance; is a one cut kind of back, and while he has not caught a pass this year, he has shown good hands in the past. Benoit is an every down back at the next level.
Two areas Benoit needs to work on. One, in this game he lost two fumbles, that is five so far this year. Two, like most high school backs, he needs to work on his pass protection.
Bottomline, Benoit is better then the five offers he has and there is no doubt in my mind, he will get more mid-major to lower tier BCS offers as his senior season progresses.
Scout's Take: Kani Benoit
Scout Football Top Stories
Pac-12 Recruiting NotebookNews, notes and recruiting nuggets from around the Pac-12...
Scout FootballYesterday at 1:30 PM
Punishing 2018 LB is ACC, Big Ten targetKeshon Artis has been an anchor for Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith's defense this fall and the junior spoke with Scout about his recruitment.
Scout FootballYesterday at 12:47 PM
Weekend Official Visit PrimerScout takes a look at the biggest visitors for the upcoming weekend in the Power 5 conferences...
Scout FootballYesterday at 12:15 PM
South's No. 9 CB Focused on FourYusuf Corker will take another important official visit this weekend as he closes in on his commitment later this month. He talks his final four, he names a leader and more here..…
Scout FootballYesterday at 9:06 AM