Recruiting: Bennett Likes OSU

At Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Okla., Eric Bennett did a lot of rushing in helping the Hornets win the Class 5A state championship last season. He ran for 1,068 yards and 18 touchdowns. In recruiting, Bennett, speaking a day after he was on the Oklahoma State campus for a half-day minicamp, said he will not rush a decision on where he will attend college.

"I don't know (where my recruiting is)," said Bennett when asked. "I'm wide open. I don't think I will start narrowing it down until after the season."

After the season could be pretty late for the Hornets quarterback, who will also play some wide receiver and cornerback for Washington this season.

His 5-10 and 175-pound frame really suits him better as a corner. Watching him in action at the Oklahoma State camp he has speed and moves well, but he also has good hands and catches the ball the way you are supposed to with the hands away from the body.

Completing 66-of-126 passes for 1,004 yards and 11 touchdowns last season, he has more experience throwing it, but he can catch it. Besides Oklahoma State, Bennett has offers from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Oregon State, Kansas State, Tennessee, and Arizona.

He definitely knows where Oklahoma State stands after Saturday. "They told me after the camp that they really like me and they want me to come play for them," said Bennett who went through all the drills and seven-on-seven even though he already had an offer from the Cowboys. "I am pretty much done now until we start practice."

Bennett, who also has impressive numbers with a 260-pound bench press and a 400-pound max on the squat, ran a 10.7 seconds in the 100 meters in track season. There really isn't anything not to like with him as a player. He is a good attitude guy and team player.

Along those lines he also put in a plug for his teammate Ray Stovall. The slender Stovall has size 15 feet and while he is 6-2 1/2 and 195 pounds, small for a defensive end, he is going to get bigger.

"Oh yes, when he gets to a school with a bigger weight program he will get bigger," said Bennett. "He is a good player. I'm glad I don't have to go against him and he's on our side."

As for Bennett, he's good too and interested schools will just have to wait.

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