Cats Recruiting Mississippi Lineman

Kentucky is set to lose it's best defensive lineman after this season when Corey Peters graduates. There's definitely a need on the defensive line and a prospect who could be key to that position is Madison Central's (Ms.) Bryon Bennett.

Kentucky is set to lose it's best defensive lineman after this season when Corey Peters graduates. There's definitely a need on the defensive line and a prospect who could be key to that position is Madison Central's (Ms.) Bryon Bennett.

At 6-foot-3, 270-pounds, Bryon Bennett is already a dominant lineman at the high school level. Now Bennett is preparing to translate his skills to the next level. "The strength of my game is my strength, itself. I like to get off the snap quickly," said Bennett. "I like to get my technique right. I work hard to read the play and work with my hands. I would say I want to get faster and better at pass rushing," he said.

With the size Bennett has, it appears that he's capable of playing anywhere on the line. "Most schools are looking at me as a defensive end, but some see me as a tackle," he said.

"I'm hearing mostly from Texas Tech, Ole Miss and Syracuse. That's probably the three I hear fro most," said Bennett. "I favor Alabama, Texas Tech and Ole Miss. That would be my top three," he said.

So where do the Wildcats fit into the picture? "I hear from Kentucky a good bit," he said. So while Kentucky appears to be on the outside looking in, there is still time for Kentucky to make up ground.

"They play in the SEC and their coaches are pretty cool. They are easy going," Bennett told Yancy Porter last month.

Still, a decision could come sooner than later. "I'm thinking if not the middle of the year, I'll probably commit at the end. I want to see how the freshman who come in are used at all the schools," he said.

"The big thing is the community, the people and the fanbase," said Bennett. "I plan on being their three to four years. A lot of playing time is great. I just want to see what seniors are there and the coaches," said Bennett.

As a junior, Bennett led Madision Central to a 12-2 record with 72 tackles. This season four games in Bennett has already racked up 3 1/2 sacks in four victories.

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