Cedar Hill's Aaron Benson attended the first Junior Day in Austin in early February and waited just one night to join the Longhorn's 2010 class. Benson joins former Cedar Hill players Jarvis Humphrey and Thomas Ashcraft as its most recent Texas pledges. In these junior highlights, Benson shows why Scout.com rates him as a four-star prospect.
is one of the rare 5A players to start on varsity as a freshman. In his first two years at Cedar Hill, the 6-0, 207-pound linebacker played in the middle. After a spring move to the outside, one of the Lone Star state's top prospects took over in his third year of varsity ball.
As a junior, Benson tallied 132 tackles, eight sacks, three interceptions and one fumble recovery returned 18 yards for a touchdown.
Benson picked Texas over offers from Oklahoma, Miami (Fl), LSU, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, TCU, Baylor, and Texas A&M, among others.
Scout.com's regional recruiting analyst Baron Flenory says that "Benson is a high motor football player that plays good inside and outside the box and is just as good against the pass as he is the run. He is effective because he gets off blocks and is always around the football."
Junior Highlights -