Benson Shines at Camp with Future Teammates

Three Longhorn senior commits were invited to participate for the Southwest team in the prestigious Gridiron Kings at Walt Disney World last week. Cedar Hill's Aaron Benson teamed with high school teammates Garland's Tevin Jackson and Adrian Phillips which provided a glimpse into what some future Longhorn defensive line-ups might look like at the event.

Cedar Hill's talented senior linebacker Aaron Benson is enjoying his last few days before two-a-days start in the blistering Texas heat. Benson and his Cedar Hill Longhorns are expecting to compete for another state championship this season. But before Benson starts his August camp, he went down to Orlando for the Champion Gridiron Kings event.

"I got invited about two months ago for that seven on seven tournament. It was good. They taught us a lot of new football skills I didn't know, like what Cover 1, 2, 3, 4 is," Benson said of his trip.

Benson also got a chance to play with two of his fellow Longhorn commits in Garland's Adrian Phillips and Tevin Jackson.

"I know Tevin was there. He played the other outside (linebacker) with me. The other guy from Garland (Phillips) played safety and corner," Benson noted.

Both backers made quite a showing for themselves at the event according to most observers.

"Both of those linebackers (Jackson and Benson) did move well for what they could do in that type of format. No linebackers made a huge impact on wins and losses in the tournament, but both of them could run and move in space very well," said's Midwest regional expert Allen Trieu, who was on hand for all three days of the competition. "Benson didn't have the opportunity to make a ton of plays but athletically, he would have been towards the top of the linebacker group."

Now that Benson has returned to Texas he is resting up before his senior season. He is expecting big things as a senior both individually and as a team. In fact, he is counting the days before his August camp starts.

"We start camp on August 10th and I can't wait," Benson said.

Cedar Hill opens up against Desoto and Longhorn commits Darius Terrell and Adrian White on August 29.

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