November 24, 2010

Ohio leads for Pennsylvania DE

The Ohio football program has won seven consecutive games and is sitting in an enviable position in MAC play at 6-1. Recruits are taking notice.

Andrew Bennett, a 6-foot-6, 240-pound defensive end from Erie (Pa.) McDowell, holds an offer from Ohio and the Bobcats are at the top of his list.

"I'm leaning a little bit towards Miami-Ohio or Ohio," Bennett said on Wednesday evening.

"I went to Ohio on an official visit about two weeks ago and I had a really fun time. The coaches are really awesome. I know they're supposed to make it a good time on an official but everything was really fun. They explained everything very well and I really liked the campus.

"We went up to Miami-Ohio for a game but I didn't get a really good look at the campus. We're going back December 14.

"I've narrowed it down to those two. I'd say I'm leaning more towards Ohio just because I had a really fun time there. I'm not 100-percent, though."

Bennett's senior season at McDowell didn't end as he and his teammates had planned, as they lost in the first round of the playoffs. Bennett wasn't able to play in the game because he came down with the flu.

On the season he recorded about 70 tackles and five sacks. He played defensive end and offensive tackle all year. Bennett said some schools are recruiting him as a tight end and a few want him as a defensive end.

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