Echos of Santana
Recruiting Update
National Recruiting Editor
Posted Jun 19, 2007
Allen Wallace, National Recruiting Director TheInsiders.com and SuperPrep.com


Travis Benjamin favors Miami solidly over LSU, Florida, Florida State and Ohio State. He says he grew up following the 'Canes. "They were always a great team and I liked how they played as one and had great team unity," Benjamin said. "They have great history overall. It's a nice private school and they have good academics. I also like the new coaches too. They seem really honest..."

Travis Benjamin, the 5-foot-11, 160-pound wide receiver from Glades Central High School in Belle Glade, Fla., finished his junior season with 30 receptions for 700 yards and 15 touchdowns. "My speed and leaping ability are my strengths," Benjamin said. "I'm also very agile and I like to think I'm like Santana Moss.

"I want to get more physical and be more aggressive with the ball."

Benjamin benches 205 pounds, squats 305 and has a 34-inch vertical jump. He runs the forty in 4.45.

His first scholarship offer was from Mississippi in November and he said he also has offers from Miami, LSU and Auburn.

Benjamin favors Miami solidly over LSU, Florida, Florida State and Ohio State. He says he grew up following the 'Canes. "They were always a great team and I liked how they played as one and had great team unity," Benjamin said. "They have great history overall. It's a nice private school and they have good academics. I also like the new coaches too. They seem really honest."

The 'Canes are less than two hours from his house, while the Gators and Seminoles are about four to five hours away. "I'm hearing from both of them, but we haven't talked about offering yet," he said.

Benjamin says he may go to a few camps this summer, however, he doesn't have any scheduled yet. "I really want a chance to play early," he said. "I need to check out their depth chart and see who they have and what they need. Hopefully, I'll make my decision by the middle of the season."

Recently, Benjamin visited LSU and came away impressed by the Tigers. "I went there like two weeks ago and I really like the staff," Benjamin said. "We really got along well. I also like the location because it's by the river and very nice."

Another school that Benjamin said he'd really like to visit is Ohio State. "They have a great program and produce great players," he said. "They are always competing for the national championship and I'd like to visit them and see what it's like there. I don't care about the distance and my parents said that it's my decision."

He is also recruited to run track, but says he'll "stick with football." Benjamin runs the 100m (10.6) and the 400m (48.8).

Benjamin reports a 2.8 core GPA and a 17 ACT.



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