RB Considering Broncos After Visit

At 6-1 and 210 pounds, and blessed with 4.48 speed, Butler Benton, III is seriously looking at the Broncos of Western Michigan following a positive visit this past weekend. With other schools like Boston College, Iowa and Purdue in the mix it will be tough for the Broncos to reel him in but he is listening closely right now to what Coach Darnell and his staff have to say.

"I think it was a real positive visit and a nice place and they have nice facilities," said Benton. "I would say I am at a medium level with them, nit high, but it a real good place and the situation would be good there for me."

Benton is waiting on an offer from his college of choice, Boston College, but it has yet to come. Indiana and Duke are also involved and Benton visits the Blue Devils on January 9th.

James Blair hosted Benton this past weekend and he also spent a lot of time with the coaches. Asked what the highlight of the visit was Benton replied, "sitting down with the Offensive Coordinator (Brian Rock) and talking about how I'd fit in to the offense at Western."

Benton is considering the Broncos for one main reason and that is getting on the field early.

"I really like Western because I fit into the offense so well and I can some in there and play early I think," he said. "Coach Rock told me they are looking for a big back that can run, catch the ball and block. Basically the total package."

Benton received an in-home visit tonight from Coach Darnell as well as Coach Woods who has recruited him from the beginning. Benton describes Woods as "pleasant and informal" and has enjoyed getting to know more about him and the Western Michigan program.

Benton foresees a decision being made in early January. With many schools to consider and other visits remaining the Broncos at least are off to a solid start in his recruitment.

Benton plans to major in Business and Finance in college. He led his team to a 9-3 record and a city title. He carried the ball for 1,500 yards and 13 touchdowns.

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