5-Star TE Talks Texas Unofficial Visit & More

Alief Taylor TE <b>Martellus Bennett</b> tripped to the Forty Acres unofficially for the Texas-Texas A&M game. He shares his thoughts on the unofficial, where the Horns stack up vs. the other teams on his list, including a new school from the Pac-10 making his list of faves...

"It was straight,"Martellus Bennett said describing his unofficial visit to Austin. "I know a lot of the players there. I talked to Vincent (Young), Bo Scaife, (Larry) Dibbles, Rodrique Wright, Tony Hills, Tim Crowder, (Drew) Kelson -- a lot of people."

The 6-6, 240-pounder also spoke with UT coaches "Michael Haywood, Bruce Chambers and Mack Brown."

The Texas Hot 100 #4 also digs the fact that UT uses the tight end position...

"Texas and Miami throw to the tight end more than anybody. I like the way Texas uses the tight end position with Bo Scaife and David Thomas. They're the top two receivers for them."

Asked who was No. 1 on his list at this point in the process, Bennett said, "I guess, Miami. Oklahoma is No. 2, Texas No. 3 and I like Cal now. They offered two weeks ago. They're tied with Duke for fourth."

The connection with his brother taking an official visit to Cal in a couple of weeks combined with an offer he, too, received is the reason the Bears are being mentioned. But they have some ground to make up in order to become a legit contender, especially with Bennett's brother (Michael Bennett) recently committing to Texas A&M.

That said, they are now in his top five.

Of course, the Longhorns knew they were going to have to compete with Miami for the 5-star tight end from Alief Taylor, but what has Bennett pluggin' OU at No. 2?

"Basically, their system," said the best pass-catching prospect in the state. "The way they get their younger players ready to play. I think I could go in there and they would use me right now."

Duke being tied for fourth on his list is the two-sport star's flirtation with pursuing basketball more seriously, provided he elects to go that route.

But at this point, the three major players appear to be Miami (Mario Cristobal), OU (Jackie Shipp) and Texas (Mike Haywood), with all three fighting for the chance to add an NFL caliber player to their college program.

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