TE Still Commited?

Alief (Texas) Taylor standout tight end Martellus Bennett has gotten off to an excellent start to his senior season. While helping his team to a 2-1 start, Bennett has 10 receptions for 150 yards and two scores. He also has 24 pancake blocks.

"I'm having fun out there," Bennett said. "I've been destroying people in the running game. One of my touchdowns sent a game into overtime."

Bennett's second game of the season caused him to miss the Miami/Florida State game that was played the same night.

"I missed it," he said. "I didn't even get to see a replay. I knew Miami would win. That's not surprising. They own Florida State."

At 6-7 and 240 pounds, Bennett committed to the Hurricanes back in the summer but that hasn't stopped other top programs from recruiting him.

"Even after I committed, a lot of people were still calling and trying to get me to visit," he said. "At first I was wondering, since I committed, if I could still take other visits."

That question was answered last week, as Bennett took his first official trip to Oklahoma. He talked about that experience.

"The first thing I noticed is how crazy their fans are," he said. "They love their team and they really show their support. I got off the plane at six and people were already in their RVs at the stadium starting to tailgate and stuff. They're pretty loud too."

Bennett had a chance to check out the campus, meet with some OU coaches, and hang out with some of its players.

"The campus is nice," he said. "The city is a little different than I thought. It's nothing like Miami but it was OK. I talked to the coaches about how I'll fit in and stuff like that. I actually hung out with (Demetri Stewart) while I was there. He told me he's probably going to Miami too."

So with the visit to Norman, do the Sooners match up with the Hurricanes now in Bennett's mind?

"Not really," he said. "It would be stupid not to take other visits and see what's out there. I'm committed to Miami. You know that, I know that, and Coach Cristobal knows that. But of course I'm gonna check out other places. I'm going to Texas next weekend. I'll probably go to Arizona and LSU too. I'm coming to Miami the week they play Virginia Tech."

The talented tight end has not yet been able to watch the Hurricanes play this season. That will change Thursday night.

"I'll be at the game on Thursday," he said. "It'll be as a UH recruit, though. I just wanna see Miami live. I wanna see the young tight end people are talking about (Greg Olsen). Me and him will give each other some good competition. That's what you can expect at Miami."

Might Texas, Arizona, or LSU be able to change Bennett's mind later in the process?

"Na, probably not," he said. "I know I'll probably enjoy all those visits. Why not? Then I'll visit Miami and will remember why I committed there in the first place."

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