Tech catches LaMarius Benson's eye

Covington, Georgia Eastside linemen LaMarius Benson is gaining attention as he begins the final year of his recruitment. Georgia Tech is one of those schools showing interest in Benson. Saturday Benson and his mom were in Atlanta to get a closer look at Tech.

Schools have begun contacted Benson asking him to visit for Junior Days, spring practices, and spring games. LaMarius likes what he’s hearing.  “It has been a great feeling.”

LaMarius and his mom were hosted on their visit to Tech by Coach Joe Speed. “We loved it there. My mom was smiling the whole time.” His mom was impressed with both the academics and the football program. Tech being close to home was also a plus for her. “It would be an easy trip for her to come see me play.”

Coach Speed showed Benson the education opportunities and the value of a Tech degree. “That caught my eye.” They also talked about where Benson would play. Coach Speed likes Benson’s agility at 6’3”-305. “He said I would make a great offensive lineman and that is where they will be recruiting me.”

Benson began his career as a defensive lineman and enjoyed playing there. He then began playing on the offensive line. The more time he spent on offense the better he liked playing there. “I like firing off the ball and knocking defensive players down. Right now, I feel I am better on the offensive line to be honest.”

Seeing and hearing about all the technology at Tech was a high point of the trip for Benson. “I love technology and it is something I will pursue in college.”

A return visit is in the works for LaMarius. Coach Speed has invited him back for spring practice and the spring game. “I feel I will be doing both.”

The visit also led to Benson receiving a verbal offer from Tech. “I had a really great time and Coach Speed said I had a verbal offer from the coaching staff.”

Following the visit to Tech, Benson also has several other visits planned. “I know I will be going to a spring practice at Central Florida. On June 12th, I will be at Georgia.” Sunday LaMarius attended a showcase camp for linemen and he also plans to attend several camps in March and April. Top Stories