Dylan Bennett moved to Utah from Connecticut at the beginning of his sophomore year, and was able to make an impact in just a short time.
"I had a decent first two years," said Bennett. "It was tough adjusting to being out in Utah, it was a pretty big move, so my mind wasn't always 100% engaged. This year should be much better.
Since the end of Bennett's junior season, he has put in the work in the gym and classroom to become a D1 football player.
"I've been chasing the dream," Bennett explained. "I'm working on things academically, trying to put myself in the best situation there. And when I'm not doing school work, I am hitting the gym and getting stronger."
Bennett is now standing at a stout 6'5 245 after packing on 35 pounds of muscle in about six months.
"Last year I had some really good moments on the football field, but it could have gone a lot better," Bennett claimed. "This year my goal is to play all the defensive snaps and I just want to dominate physically. I want to create havoc in the backfield, maybe be one of the state leaders in sacks."
Colleges are taking note of Bennett, BYU , Utah , Utah State, Weber State, and Wisconsin have all been in touch with Bennett this spring.
"I am starting to hear from some schools," Bennett said. "If I continue to work on my academics and have a big senior year I think I should have some offers. I know that going to All-Poly Camp and maybe the Wisconsin Camp will also help me big time."
Bennett has a lot of potential if he can put it all together. Pairing up with good friends Harris LaChance (6'7 225) and Andre James (6'4 275), Herriman could have some impressive college prospects this upcoming season.
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