D.C. Wide Receiver high on Pitt

The University of Pittsburgh is looking to add a second consecutive top ten recruiting class. It appears Pitt's coaching staff has pinpointed an exceptional wide receiver from Washington D.C.

"I'm wide open right now. I'm trying to look at a number of schools. Pittsburgh is one of them," stated blue-chip wide receiver Arrelious Benn (6-ft-2 inches, 190 pounds) from Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C.

Scout.com ranks Benn a "four star" wide receiver. He has already received nearly ten scholarship offers. Florida State, Florida, Tennessee and Maryland are amongst the upper echelon schools that have extended offers.

"I'm going to look at academics, graduation rates and the depth charts for each school I look at. I fee like I can make an impact and I would like to play early in my career."

When asked about his thoughts on the Panthers, he stated, "Pittsburgh has a solid program and I know they just brought in a good recruiting class. They also have a staff with professional experience and that's important to me. I'm open but I plan on giving them a strong look. They aren't that far from home either."

Arrelious is capable of running a 4.5 forty-yard dash. He grabbed 49 receptions for 1,149 yards as a junior. Benn, along with New Kensington (Pa) Valley High School wide receiver Toney Clemons (6-ft-3 inches, 185 pounds), are considered the top wide receivers in the east.

"I like to think of myself as a combination of a deep-threat and possession receiver. I'm physical, fast and I'm very good at getting yards after a catch. I'm not a catch and drop receiver. I can take a hit."

"Pitt has a lot of positives going for them. Hopefully I can visit there and see what their program offers."

Harry G. Psaros can be contacted at harrypsaros@msn.com.

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