Benjamin Building Relationship with Hawkeyes

Iowa is looking to take advantage built in Texas during the recent recruiting cycle when it landed four prospects from the Lone Star State. The Hawkeyes are handing out scholarship offers there in 2016 and beyond. Wylie RB Eno Benjamin represents the beyond. The sophomore talks with HI about his Iowa offer and a building relationship with the Big Ten program.

Eno Benjamin makes a heck of a first impression.

The Texas running back passed his Iowa interview with flying colors.

"(Assistant) Coach (Bobby) Kennedy offered me (a scholarship) the first time he met me," Benjamin said. "He loved my film and how confident I was answering his questions."

The Class of 2017 prospect from Wylie (TX) East High picked up his Hawkeye opportunity in early December. It's his lone scholarship offer to date but it came more than two years before he'll sign a national letter of intent.

"I've been talking to Michigan. They want me to call back some time this week. I've visited Baylor and SMU. I plan to visit Lubbock (Texas Tech) this weekend," the 5-foot-10, 190-pounder said.

Benjamin rushed 269 times for 1,724 yards and 25 touchdowns as a sophomore. He also caught five passes for 95 yards and a score.

Kennedy is building a strong bond with Benjamin.

"I think he's a great guy. He likes making jokes and relating to the athletes. I felt very comfortable around him," Benjamin said.

Benjamin is shooting to visit the Hawkeyes this summer. He's researching the school before that.

"Iowa has some new sweet facilities. I'm glad they could invest on the team like that," he said.

Benjamin is taking the recruiting process slow. He wants to enjoy it and find the right fit.

"As of right now I'm looking forward to committing at an All-American game or on national signing day (of his senior year)," he said.

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