Scout.com's No. 36 DT Bryon Bennett may be waiting a while to make a decision on which school to attend for the 2010 college season, but he and his Madison Central (Miss.) teammates are rolling right along thus far in 2009.
Madison Central is 4-0 and Bennett and his defense have played especially well of late, allowing just six points over their past two games.
"We're working pretty hard," Bennett said. "One of our goals is to go undefeated this season."
While Bennett terrorizes offensive lines across Mississippi, BCS-conference schools are lining up at his door, offers in hand, trying to woo the 260-pound all-state lineman.
Thus far, Bennett has offers close to home out of the SEC in Ole Miss, Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky and Mississippi State as well as further away at places like Texas Tech, Michigan State and Syracuse.
As much as he's interested in the schools that have offered already, Bennett is waiting to hear from the school he grew up watching and rooting for: LSU.
"I used to love to watch LSU," Bennett said. "I kind of like them a lot."
When asked if he would sign with the Tigers if they offered, Bennett simply replied, "Probably."
Still, if the Bayou Bengals don't come calling, Bennett remains interested in Syracuse.
"They're in New York, so it'd be cool to get a lot of publicity," Bennett said. "They're also young up front, so I can get a little bit of playing time."
Bennett has spoken to the SU coaches a bit about a visit, but nothing has been scheduled yet.
Most important to Bennett in where he ends up next fall is the school's community.
"This is where I'm going to be for the next three or four years," he said. "I want to be somewhere where there's lots of nice people."
Bennett plans to study engineering or architecture and also perhaps Spanish.
"I like math," he said. "I'm pretty good at it."