Focus 2010: Bennett Hauls in Huge Offer!

Washington High athlete Eric Bennett will be one of the most highly recruited players in Tulsa in the 2010 recruiting class, and colleges have wasted little time in letting him know that he is a priority.

While watching Felix Jones make his Monday Night Football debut with the Dallas Cowboys on last night it made you think of a variety of stars who have come through the program in the last few years.

Coming out of high school running backs Jones and Michael Harris signed with Arkansas, last year offensive guard John Williams signed with Kansas and this February the Hornets will place at least three more guys when Justin Skillens, Michael Doctor, and Keenan Taylor all sign.

The class of 2010 will be no different, and as a matter of fact Eric Bennett, a 6-foot-0, 180-pound defensive back will have the chance to make a run at being ranked as the state's top overall prospect.

Bennett, who also plays quarterback, has gotten BTW off to a very fast start to the 2008 season by defeating two 5A opponents that figured to be some of the main competition for a State Title.

In week one they knocked off Carl Albert and last week Bennett had a huge game in a much easier than thought 46-21 victory over cross-town rival East Central.

"The win was really, really big," Bennett said. "They was probably the number one team in 5A, so we showed where we were in 5A and what kind of talent that we have."

"I had three rushing touchdowns and one passing touchdown, but I forget what my stats were as far as yards."

Bennett is already receiving an abundance of recruiting attention, and he got some good news when he found out about his first scholarship offer.

"Things are going pretty good," Bennett began. "I got one offer from Arkansas. It feels good to get the offer so early."

Bennett has a high interest in Arkansas, and attended a camp in Fayetteville this summer, but the Razorbacks are not the only program that has grabbed his eye.

"Texas Tech and Oklahoma State are (showing a lot of interest) and I just got a letter today from Miami (FL)."

"I am interested in hearing from more schools in the SEC like LSU."

Bennett is still unsure if he will be able to make any or how many unofficial visits he will be taking this fall.

"I am not sure yet," Bennett informed. "I am supposed to go to Arkansas this weekend for their game against Alabama…"

It would seem that OU would be on any "Sooner State" super star's list, but so far there has not been much mutual interest.

"No, not really," Bennett said when asked if there was any interest from OU at this early juncture.


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