ARLINGTON, Texas - New Orleans Edna Karr looked almost like a college team as they warmed up for Monday's Kirk Herbstreit Classic in Cowboy Stadium. The Cougars had size on both lines and plenty of big men with college offers. However, it is a smaller player that has gained quite a bit of attention as of late.
Wide receiver Jarrell Bennett plays both outside and in the slot and has some serious speed. Because of that that the 5-foot-10, 170-pound senior is being courted by several colleges. He recently decided to make a pledge, though.
"I committed to Arizona like Aug. 25 or sometime around there," Bennett said.
"I had talked to coach (Garret) Chachere and he made me feel like home. He's from New Orleans so he and I can relate when I talk to him."
Bennett feels he will fit in well at the Pac-12 program.
"I was the first receiver to commit and I like the style of offense they run," he said. "I think I can fit in perfectly to that system and have a lot of fun there too. I'll probably play mostly in the slot there."
Bennett has never been to the Tucson campus but he plans to change that soon.
"I haven't been out there yet," he said. "I'm trying to go watch them play Oregon (on Sep. 24) for my official visit. I'm excited about that."
Bennett chose the Wildcats over plenty of other options.
"I had some other offers too," he said. "TCU, Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Colorado, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, North Texas and some others had offered me. Most of them are still trying to recruit me."
Though he has made a verbal commitment to Arizona, Bennett says he does still plan to use his official visits to some other schools as well. He plans to trip to two in particular.
"I'm going to go visit some other places but I'm most likely going to stick with Arizona," he said. "It would be hard to get me away from there. I know I want to visit Baylor for sure - there and Pittsburgh."