Hollywood (Fla.) McArthur outside linebacker Jeremy Benjamin made the journey up to Florida State on Saturday for their junior day event. At the conclusion of the event, he said the trip was well worth it.
"I can't put it into words," Benjamin said. "It was just a great experience. I am glad I took this trip up here. It opened my eyes a lot. I learned a lot today watching film and talking to coaches, learning the importance to stay in shape, study film, and just to stay at the best with your game."
Benjamin said he felt a positive vibe around the Florida State program from the moment he stepped on campus.
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"Once I came on (campus here at) Florida State, I was just pretty much sold on them because of how their coaches and everybody greeted me," Benjamin said. "They welcomed me with open arms and made me feel at home. They make you feel like you have known them for years. You feel so comfortable with them."
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound defensive prospect had an opportunity to meet and speak with a number of coaches on the staff. He talked specifically about his conversation with head coach Jimbo Fisher.
"He was just telling me how much he likes me and to keep up my work, all the potential he sees in me," Benjamin said.
Florida State's primary recruiter for Benjamin is running backs coach Eddie Gran. Benjamin believes that in the coming weeks or months he will hear some good news from Florida State with regards to an offer.
"Very likely," Benjamin said of the possibility of receiving an offer. "(They) just want to see a little bit more in the spring, which he wants to come down and see."
The South Florida prospect plans to return to Tallahassee for another visit.
"Most definitely," Benjamin said of returning to Florida State for another visit. "As of right now, that is the only visits and camps I know of, coming back up to Florida State."
Benjamin, who claims offers from Illinois, SMU, and West Virginia, also visited the University of Florida on Friday during his trip up to Tallahassee for his Saturday visit.
At this stage, he says that the Seminoles are his leader.
"Yeah," Benjamin said when asked if FSU led for his services. "They haven't offered me yet, but they are still the leader."
As for how he would react if an offer is extended, his recruitment would likely come to a conclusion.
"Most likely with a verbal commit," Benjamin said.