Benson Feels Like He Is A Priority

Marietta, Georgia running back Kirvonte Benson and his dad made the short drive to the Georgia Tech campus today. The visit resulted in Benson becoming the 22nd commit in the Tech 2015 recruiting class.

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Kirvonte gave his commit to Coach Paul Johnson. When he arrived on campus, Benson met with Tech Coach Andy McCollum. The two discussed how Kirvonte would be used in the Tech offense. “Once that was done, I knew Georgia Tech was the place I wanted to play my college ball."

The coaches let him know that with his body type he could play either A or B Back. “I have the speed, power, vision, and blocking ability to handle both positions.” Kirvonte felt the production that Tech gets from both positions would be perfect for him.

Being able to play close to home was another factor in Benson’s decision. “I built a great relationship with all the coaches, especially Coach Johnson, Coach McCollum, and running back coaches (Lamar) Owens and Coach (Bryan) Cook.” Benson also likes what he’s seen from the team this season.

Coach Johnson let Kirvonte know that he was his personal choice for the final A Back scholarship. “He made me his priority and they really made me feel great.”

After he signs his letter of intent, Kirvonte will be getting a workout program from Tech. Coach Johnson let Benson know that if he comes in ready to work he could play as a freshman. “I know I am going to work hard and make sure I make it hard for them not to play me as a freshman.”

Now that he has made his decision, Benson feels a huge burden has been lifted from his shoulders. Kirvonte will now call the other schools to let them know that he has found a home at Georgia Tech.

Benson was also hearing from Duke, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Wake Forest. “They were really recruiting me very hard. I want to reach out to each coach and thank them personally.”

Now that football is over, Kirvonte is playing basketbll and he’ll also run track in the spring. His best 100 time is 10.59. “I will stay busy until I report to Georgia Tech in the summer." Top Stories