2017 RB recaps SMU visit

2017 4-star running back Eno Benjamin talked with Matt about his visit to SMU and his recruitment.

2017 Wylie East running back Eno Benjamin was one of the guests at the SMU football cookout last Friday, and the event provided a good opportunity for him to catch up with coach Claude Mathis.

“We chatted about how the season would be for us, who would return for us and he was also just checking up on me,” Benjamin said.

The SMU coaching staff stresses the importance of being a family, and Benjamin got a taste of that during his experience on the Hilltop.

“I had a great time and felt like there is plenty of love from the coaches,” he said. “What stood out to me was the atmosphere surrounding you by the players and coaches.”

Along with SMU, Benjamin has offers from Houston, Miami, Duke and Texas Tech. After visiting SMU, Benjamin has an even more positive opinion of the Mustangs.

“I don’t have a list, but SMU is looking good as of right now,” he said.

To prepare for his junior year, Benjamin has been working out in the weight room and on the field.

As well as long-term goals, Benjamin has a goal that if he achieves it during his junior season, he will see a significant increase in college offers.

“I really want to get bigger and faster as the years go on,” he said. “I also want 2,000 all-purpose yards on the field this season.”

Benjamin knows that it will take time for a turnaround at SMU to happen, but he admires what the coaching staff has done to make recruits believe in what is happening with the program.

“They are on the right road to success right now on turning this team around,” he said. “They are showing that they are fully capable of handling adversity.”

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