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Bradley Central has three to watch

Cleveland (Tenn.) Bradley Central is home to a handful of prospects. The school features a breakout offensive lineman and a wide receiver that are gaining Division I looks.
"Patrick Benson is a 6-foot-3, 300-pound offensive lineman," Bradley Central head coach Damon Floyd said. "We haven't gotten a whole lot of interest so far, he's getting some typical mailings that want him to come to camp. I know Tennessee wants him at camp in June and Louisville wants him at camp too."
In terms of his ability, Floyd broke it down.
"He's a legitimate prospect for next year," he said. "He's probably a guard, but he plays offensive tackle for us. He moves well and is very smart and physical. He's the type of guy that is going to play hard for four quarters and give you everything he's got. He's got good ability, feet and hands."
Those attributes are due in part to his play off the field as a state championship heavyweight wrestler.
"He's only done it two years, but it's really helped with his hands and leverage."
Not only that, Benson is a model prospect too.
"He's above a 3.0 GPA and is a character kid," he said. "He's a great kid that actually lives with his aunt."
Benson is just one prospect at Bradley as they feature a 6-foot-3, 180-pound wideout to watch too in James Stovall.
"He's very athletic and has good size," Floyd said. "He's strong and has very good hands. He's a three-sport athlete that plays basketball and track. He made all-star this year as a wide receiver and he had some knockout blocks.
"He's a good student too with a 3.6 GPA."
Colleges including Arkansas, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Memphis have shown interest.
Rounding out the group is an underrated tailback, a 5-foot-8, 165-pounder in Justin Houston.
"He's more of an athlete, but plays tailback for us," he said. "He's a quick elusive type, he can play defensive back, tailback, wide receiver and is our wildcat quarterback."
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