SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Wylie (Texas) East 2017 running back Eno Benjamin already holds notable offers from Northwestern, Boston College, Miami (Fla.) and Arizona State among others.
However, one school is standing out above the rest, says the Lone Star State standout.
“I like Iowa quite a bit,” he admits, adding: “Really, I feel most comfortable with their coaches and they have the best style running of the football for me.”
Individually, Benjamin is coming off a junior campaign where he finished with over 3,000 all-purpose yards and 45 touchdowns.
As far as recruiting visits, Benjamin says he planning a trip to Big Ten territory coming up.
“I have actually been all over the place,” Benjamin said. “Only place I really haven’t been is the west coast. Over the spring break I am taking a visit up north to Iowa, Ohio State and Michigan, so I am going up there.”
While Benjamin doesn’t hold an offer from the Wolverines, he says an offer from U-M may be on the horizon.
“We’ve been talking quite a bit now that their season is over,” Benjamin said. “They are telling me they are going to start focusing on me a little bit. And I should be looking for an offer soon.”
When asked if he was surprised by U-M’s success under first year coach Jim Harbaugh, with the Wolverines finishing 10-3 and a final No. 12 ranking in the AP poll?
Benjamin replied: “Not at all. Coach Harbaugh is a good coach; it’s his first year. For him to come in and do that in his first season, that’s always a good thing.”
With his recruitment starting to heat up, Benjamin says he’s narrowing down his deciding factors.
“My role on the team,” Benjamin said of his factors. “How am I going to fit in? What they are going to want me to do? I am looking for a team bond form players as well as coaches. And if they have my degree I want to pursue.”
Adding: “Right now I want to be a lawyer.”
Sam Webb contributed to this story