Despite an injury plagued junior season, Baltimore (Md.) Baltimore Poly cornerback Nigel Benjamin is gaining interest. The 6-foot-0, 185-pounder is hearing from a few schools in the region.
"Virginia has been contacting me and showing a lot of interest," he said. "I'm supposed to go to their spring game in a couple weeks.
"Notre Dame and Penn State told me they want me to come to camp, they liked my highlight tape. Virginia wants me to come down in the summer too."
Does Benjamin like anybody?
"Not really," he said. "I'm a fan of football. If I had a preference I'd like to stay in the Virginia/Maryland area, I want to stay close to home, but get out of Baltimore. I like the Virginia area.
"I also want somewhere that has a feel of a big college with a lot of people. I want to work on business management, economics or forensics. I want the opportunity to really play college football and be able to get a chance to start."
On the field this past season, Benjamin was pegged as the starter opposite Donovan Riley, but injuries got in the way.
"I started two or three games because at the beginning of the season I broke my wrist," he said. "I started playing better as I got healthier and played well. I had 15 tackles and a bunch of pass breakups."