Birmingham (Ala.) West End wide receiver/defensive back Earl Bennett was on the verge of making a commitment about a month ago. He decided to take a step back and do a little more looking, but it appears he is about ready to pop again.
“I pretty much have my mind made up on where I want to go,” Bennett said. “I am going to try and be committed a week from now, I just have to talk to some coaches first. It is going to be between Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Ole Miss. My coach told me that Ole Miss has offered, but I have not talked to my recruiting coach there yet. I would say that Kentucky is in the lead for right now.”
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 have not been able to go to anymore games except the Kentucky game I went to early in the year,” Bennett said. “We play on Saturday’s I just haven’t had the chance to go to many. I am supposed to go to Vanderbilt next weekend for a game.”
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. Through five games as a senior Bennett has 615 yards rushing, 230 yards passing and has accounted for 11 touchdowns.