Taking a quick look at 2017 Wylie East (Tex.) four-star running back Eno Benjamin, it’s easy to see why the talented junior already holds 16 scholarship offers.
“(My) season went well,” Benjamin told The Michigan Insider. “I finished the season with 3,000 all purpose yards and 45 touchdowns.”
Not too shabby for the 5-foot-10, 187-pounder.
Recently competing at the Army Combine in San Antonio, Benjamin feels the testing portion went well.
Now shifting focus to the recruiting trail, Benjamin says one school is already beginning to standout.
“I like Iowa quite a bit,” Benjamin said.
“I just feel I’ve been most comfortable with those coaches and they have the best running style of football for me,” he added.
Ready to venture out on the visit trail this spring, Benjamin plans to make a swing through the Midwest to not only check out the Hawkeyes, but a couple of other northern powers.
“I’ve actually been all over the place,” Benjamin said. “The only place I haven’t really been is the west coast but over spring break I’m heading up North, taking a visit to Iowa, Ohio State, and Michigan, so I’m going out there.”
While the Wolverines haven’t officially extended a scholarship to Benjamin, the plan is to rev up the process in the near future.
“We’ve been talking quite a bit,” he said. “Now that their season is over they told me they’ll start focusing on me a little bit and I should be looking for an offer soon.”
Finishing with a 10-3 mark in 2015, culminating in a 41-7 win over Florida in the Citrus Bowl, Benjamin isn’t overly surprised with Michigan’s success in year one with a new coach.
“Actually, you never know,” he said. “Coach (Jim) Harbaugh, he’s a great coach. It’s their first year so for him to come in his first season and do that is a good thing.”
As Benjamin continues to visit schools and build relationships, the attributes of his future college are simple, looking to be a law student off the field.
“Really my role on the team, how am I going to fit in, and what they want me to do. I’m looking for a team bond from players and coaches and the degree I want to pursue.”
Interview by Sam Webb.