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Bentons offer count grows

Mansfield (Texas) Summit defensive back Terran Benton has appeared on the scene with several scholarship offers going into the summer.
Benton, the 5-foot-11, 175-pounder, received his first scholarship offer from Central Florida. Since then, written offers have come from Arizona, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri, North Texas, Purdue, Tulsa, Utah, UTEP, and Wisconsin as well. More could be coming soon for the talented prospect.
"I'm going to SMU's camp this Friday and it will be chance for me to get up there, see all the coaches, and there is a good chance they'll be offering," Benton said. "After the first offer from Central Florida, then Wisconsin came in. It was really shocking. After that, it started building up and coaches were letting me know they were offering."
Benton says that he doesn't have any favorite schools yet since he has yet to take any visits just yet. He does have a list of schools that are showing him more attention than others.
"I'd say Kansas, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Arizona are the schools showing me a lot of love," he said. "Those are the four (recruiting the hardest)."
More visits coming up will include stops at North Texas and Texas a&M.
"I might get up to A&M because the coaches over there seem to like what they see in me," Benton said. "I know I'm going to North Teas too."
This past year was Benton's first shot at playing the cornerback position.
"I was coming off an injury from my sophomore year, I had a broken arm," Benton said. "They switched me to corner. I was playing running back."
Benton says he racked up stats that included 43 tackles, three interceptions, 12 pass breakups, and one fumble recovery returned for a score. He was an honorable mention all-district selection.
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