Scout Rating: *** (exiting high school)
Scout Rank: No. 2 kicker in the nation
Size: 6-2, 200 pounds
Hometown: Mira Costa (CA)
High School: Torrey Pines High School
Projected position at NCSU: Kicker
Accolades: Bennett was named the top kicker in the nation by kicking guru Chris Sailer and the No. 2 kicker in the nation by Scout.com.
Commit Date: January 17, 2010
Recruiting Scene: The NC State coaching staff was quite familiar with Bennett. While still at Boston College, Tom O’Brien and company made Bennett a priority and signed him in 2007. After spending two season with the Eagles, Bennett left the team for undisclosed reasons and spent this past season attending a junior college although he did not play football.
The Wolfpack coaching staff, led by special team’s coordinator Jerry Petercuskie reestablished ties with Bennett in late 2009 and hosted him on an official visit in January. Bennett committed to NC State over Kansas State, Idaho and several other schools shortly after the conclusion of his visit.
Bennett will have two years to play two while at NC State.