RECRUITING: Earl Bennett commits to Kentucky!

The Wildcats have picked up their 14th commitment of 2005 when Earl Bennett, a cornerback/wide receiver from Birmingham (AL) committed to Kentucky over a host of Southeastern Conference schools. Read the <i>Inside Kentucky</i> story, that was broken here.

"I committed to Kentucky on my visit," Earl Bennett told Inside Kentucky. "I feel pretty good about it. I always thought it was the place for me and I know it is now"

Four Southeastern Conference schools coveted the outstanding athlete from Birmingham, but what won Earl over was the entire picture.

"Just the entire campus, the coaches, the players," Bennett said. "It's the place for me. They plan on using me as a cornerback or wide receiver and I like what they are saying about the offense."

"They have some really nice people," Bennett continued, "and academically they are going to help me. That's what really put them over the top. Academically, they are going to get me in the right classes and get me through. Their academic program is one of the best in the country and I am looking forward to the challenge."

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 chose Kentucky over offers from Vanderbilt, Alabama, Auburn, and Louisville.

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