Bennett a Name to Remember

One of the hot names in the class of 2010 will be Booker T. Washington cornerback Eric Bennett. Bennett is a physical corner with great ball skills. He has the size, speed, and athletic ability to be one of the top juniors on the field next fall.

Booker T. Washington high cranks out top prospects in every single class and the next big player on the horizon is Eric Bennett, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound cornerback.

Bennett came out to a session of Arkansas's team camp to work on his skills, but while at the camp he proved that he was one of the most skilled players in attendance regardless of class.

"I think it was a real good experience," Bennett explained about the camp. "I learned some new techniques, like how to plant and go and those types of things."

In addition to cornerback Bennett will also play running back for the Hornet offense, and he feels he could play on either side of the ball in college.

"I run the ball well, but I think I will play corner or slot receiver," Bennett explained.

Bennett will mot likely receive a lot of recruiting attention, but he has not started to narrow down any options at this point.

"Not really," Bennett said when asked if any schools stick out. "I do like Arkansas."

It is apparent that Oklahoma and Oklahoma State have refocused on in-state recruiting for the class of 2009, but Bennett is thinking more about out of state programs at this point.

"I think that they (Oklahoma and Oklahoma State) are all right ," Bennett responded when asked about the in-state schools. "I would like to go out of state."

"I like the SEC, because you have to come and play every week. You have to have your 'A' game, because if you don't the other team will blow you out."

Bennett and his Booker T. teammates will be moving back down to 5A next season after a decent two year run in 6A, where they knocked off Jenks and held on to the number one ranking for a bit in 2006.

"We will win State," Bennett proclaimed calmly.


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