Most recruits have only one tough decision to make. That usually is when they have to pick which school they want to attend. But for Alief (Texas) Taylor tight end Martellus Bennett, he has to decide that and also if basketball is going to be in his future.
You see at 6-foot-7 and 237 pounds, Bennett is also being recruited by quite a few basketball powers. But after earning first-team all-district honors and second team all-Greater Houston as a junior, Bennett has already picked up two solid offers in football.
“I’ve been offered by Texas A&M and Wisconsin,” Bennett said. “In football, I’m looking at Notre Dame, LSU, Texas A&M, Michigan, Colorado, Iowa, Utah, Louisiana Tech and Northwestern.”
So why are all of these teams hot after Bennett, who might be a top 20 player in the state of Texas in the Class of 2005.
“I’m very aggressive,” he said. “I guess you can call me a play maker.”
Bennett said he only had 13 receptions for 170 yards and two touchdowns on offense, but in a run oriented offense, he had 98 pancake blocks.
So what will be important for him when it comes time to make a decision?
“My brother, who just signed with Louisiana Tech, will be a factor,” Bennett said. “I’m also going to listen to my father. I also want to know if I can play both sports in college.”