Monday, May 17, 2010
Centerville standout lineman Michael Bennett has verbally committed to play football at Ohio State University.
The 6-foot-3, 275-pound junior was offered by most of the BCS programs and ultimately chose the Buckeyes over Big Ten rival Northwestern. Elks coach Ron Ullery labeled Bennett the most nationally recruited football player the program has ever produced.
Bennett is listed among the top 10 defensive linemen in virtually every national scouting service.
“He was very serious about (Northwestern),” said Elks coach Ron Ullery.
“I know people wonder what kind of decision was that? I think it speaks volumes about the kid.”
Bennett, also a standout in the shot put and discus this spring, intends to be a pre-med major.
“He has two goals in life, to be a doctor and play in the NFL,” Ullery said.
“If I were a betting man, I wouldn’t bet against him. He’s a determined kid. When he puts his mind to something, he’s going to do it.”
Bennett would be the 15th player from Centerville to play for the Buckeyes.Tweet