Brighton (Ala.) West End wide receiver Earl Bennett has been one of the least talked about prospects in Alabama, but is certainly one of the best. He put on a showing at the Auburn camp this weekend that could elevate him to top ten status in the state of Alabama.
“Right now the only two offers I have are Kentucky and Vanderbilt,” Bennett said. “I feel like Alabama, Auburn and Clemson are all pretty close to offering me. They all just told me that they wanted to see me on film, but that they loved what they saw of me at camp.”
The 6-foot-0, 192-pound Bennett ran a 4.51 second 40-yard dash Saturday in the rain at Auburn’s camp. He also the shuttle in 4.5 seconds and had a 34-inch vertical jump.
“I would say that right now my top schools are Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Auburn, Alabama and Clemson,” Bennett said. “I would say that they are all even right now. I didn’t keep up that much with football as a kid so I have never really had a certain team I liked.”
As a junior Bennett caught 45 passes for 729 yards and six touchdowns. He also carried the ball 185 times for 829 yards and 12 touchdowns.
“So far this summer I have camped at Auburn, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Alabama,” Bennett said. “I really think that I want to make an early decision sometime in late August so that I can focus on my senior season.”
Bennett projects as a wide receiver on the college level and has a 250-pound bench press and 500-pound squat.