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Does Benns ND visit change things

Washington (D.C.) Dunbar wide receiver Arrelious Benn took an official visit to Notre Dame this past weekend, his third visit overall. Did his trip change anything when it comes to his recruiting and is there a new timetable for his decision?
"The visit was great," said Benn, who is 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds. "The offense was perfect for me because they threw the ball around a lot. That's all I need. The crowd was crazy and it's going to be that way every game. And they beat a good team easily.
"I got there Saturday morning and went through the position meeting and everything and just watched the game. It was impressive they way the handled Penn State and shut down Derrick Williams.
Benn was hosted on his visit by freshman quarterback Demetrius Jones and met many players.
"I felt I fit in well and I saw Joe Montana and Tim Brown at the game which was cool," he said. "The wide receiver position is wide open for next year with Jeff Samardzija and Rhema McKnight gone. It's a good situation."
Benn was impressed with the size of quarterback Brady Quinn and McKnight.
"They were huge," he said. "Quinn looks like a linebacker and McKnight is a big receiver. I'm impressed with how hard they've worked."
Next up for Benn is an official visit to Illinois for when they host Iowa on Sept. 23. Official visits to Florida State and Maryland could follow, although Benn isn't sure of anything just yet.
"Right now I'm saying everyone is even because I haven't been to the other places yet," he said. "But I had a great time at Notre Dame."
Benn has always wanted to get the decision over with early. Is he ready to decide?
"I'm going to Illinois and everything is still on plan after that," he said. "It's tempting to end things, but I want to make sure I'm doing this right."
Benn had six catches for 120 yards and a score in his first game.