October 2, 2006
More visits for Benn
Washington (D.C.) Dunbar wide receiver Arrelious Benn was hoping to make a decision following his official visit to illinois for their home game against Iowa. However, the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder will take a couple more visits before any decision is made.
"I'm going to Florida State it looks like for the Boston College game (Oct. 20)," said Benn. "The following weekend I'll take an official to Maryland for their game against Florid State."
Benn had recently eliminated Florida State but has had a change of heart.
"They've been talking to me about ways to get me the ball and their offense has looked better," he said. "I'm just making sure I am doing this right and seeing everyone I'm interested in."
Benn was originally set to make his decision by now.
"I was, but I'm not ready," he said. "It's nothing against Notre Dame or Illinois, I watched both of their games this past weekend and was impressed. It's about making sure I make a smart decision."
Benn, who had six catches for around 120 yards this past weekend and three touchdowns in a 51-0 win, isn't a fan of the recruiting process so does delaying a decision means he's truly confused?
"I wanted to get this over with," he said. "I wouldn't say I'm confused though, I'm just not ready to decide yet without seeing Florida State and Maryland."
Does the commitment of Nathan Bussey, Benn's teammate and quarterback at Dunbar, mean anything when it comes to his decision?
"No, not really," he said. "I'm not going to choose a school based on where my friends go. Nate isn't going to play quarterback there so he won't be throwing passes to me if I went there anyhow."
A lot of people expected Benn to commit to Notre Dame by now, but Benn feels their overlooking Illinois.
"Everybody thinks Illinois has not shot, but that's not true. They are a few players away from being very good. They have a great quarterback in Juice (Isiah Williams) and they recruit well so I think I could make a big impact there. Notre Dame is great also, I watched Jimmy Clausen the other night on television and we talk a lot. But I don't have a leader."
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