Is DeAngelo Benton taking vists?

4-star wide receiver DeAngelo Benton of Bastrop committed to LSU back in the spring and since then several schools including Miami, Oklahoma and Florida have tried to talk him into taking an official visit.

Have they succeeded?


"I am 100 percent committed to LSU and not even thinking about any other visits," DeAngelo Benton told Tiger Rag.


Benton (6-2, 195, 4.5) is having a solid senior season for the undefeated Rams with 24 catches for 586 yards and 10 touchdowns. His only question mark in the mind of college coaches has been his grades but he said he is taking measures to maintain the required GPA and took the ACT this past weekend.


"I've been going to after school tutoring and trying to just take care of my business," he said. "After taking that test, I really feel like I passed it. It was tough, but I practiced it so many times in my after school tutoring that I felt like I knew what I was doing."


Benton said the reading section of the test gave him some problems but he worked hard to correct them.


"I've just been reading anything and everything I could," said Benton. "I read books, Sports Illustrated, the sports section, really just anything that I thought I would like to read and that could help me prepare. I went into the test with a lot of confidence."


Benton said he is looking forward to the day that he can don the purple and gold and take the field at Tiger Stadium.


"I think I'm going to fit in well at LSU," he said. "I like the way they stay together as a team. You never see them hang their heads or get down on each other. When you start fighting with each other, that's when you really start to have problems as a team."


Benton said he plans on taking an unofficial visit possibly for the Ole Miss game and that he plans on having his official visit sometime in January.


"I would have liked it to be at the same time that the game was, but the coaches said they would just be too busy to make it happen," he said. "Now, I'll go down twice instead of once."


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