RECRUITING: Ole Miss out, UK leads for Bennett

Earl Bennett, a talented 6-foot athlete from Birmingham (AL), has a visit scheduled to Kentucky this weekend. According to Bennett, he will have a decision when he returns and it more then likely will be Kentucky.

"I'm heading up to Kentucky this weekend for my official visit - yes, sir," Earl Bennett told last night. "I haven't committed yet, but I'm pretty sure after this weekend I will probably be making a decision."

Four Southeastern Conference schools are currently coveting the outstanding athlete from Birmingham, but one has been officially eliminated because of a coaching change according to Bennett.

"I have officially cancelled (Ole Miss) out," Bennett explained. "It's down to Alabama and Kentucky, but Kentucky's my leader."

"Kentucky has been there from the beginning," Bennett said. "Coach (Brown) came by my school and we had a pretty good talk. He let me know some things and just answered some questions for me. He said I can come in and help them right away at defensive back and receiver."

With his official visit date closing in, Bennett had this to say about what he will be looking for this weekend in his trip to Lexington: "Mainly just the facilities, the atmosphere, how the coaches and players get along and just overall learn more about it."

Asked if he'll take a visit to Alabama to compare with Kentucky, Bennett said: "Probably not. I'll probably be deciding when I get back."

For the season, Bennett had 30 TD's, 600 yards receiving, 1,580 rushing yards, while also throwing for over 600 yards.

Earl wants to major in premed and carries a 3.8 Core GPA and a 17 on the ACT. The West End High School star has offers from Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Alabama, Louisville and Kentucky.

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