FS West Spotlight - Bryan Bennett
Bryan Bennett - A Perfect Fit
Bryan Bennett - A Perfect Fit
Director of Scouting
Posted Sep 24, 2009


Quarterback Bryan Bennett's Crespi team had a tough time with a powerful Servite squad, but the Oregon commitment showed the skill set that should have Duck fans extremely excited.

FS West's game of the week last Friday featured Crespi traveling to take on a powerful Servite team. What looked like a laugher at halftime as Servite built a 31-0 lead, ended up being more of a fight in the second half than the Friars had expected in large part to Crespi's senior quarterback and Oregon commitment Bryan Bennett.

Bennett is a dual-threat quarterback in every sense of the word. A good enough athlete that he starts at cornerback for his team as well as quarterback. Bennett is still a comfortable pocket passer, but he can be equally dangerous on the run.

Bennett seems to have an elastic arm, because he can get a surprising amount of velocity on the ball without resetting his feet. He's an excellent runner, but he runs to set up his pass first. Meaning, as he's scrambling, he keeps his eyes downfield and only runs once he's exhausted the option of passing.

As he approaches the line of scrimmage, he has an uncanny ability to whip the ball downfield with an extremely quick release. Most quarterbacks need to gather themselves before throwing a ball on the run with the type of accuracy and velocity that Bennett is able to generate. Well, let's be honest, most quarterbacks can't throw with the accuracy or velocity that he can, which is why he's a Top 30 national quarterback on Scout.

With the struggles of Jeremiah Massoli early in the season for Oregon, seeing Bennett's skill set has to be tantalizing to head coach Chip Kelly and the Oregon fans. Bennett is as smooth running the ball as Dennis Dixon, and he'd be a weapon at quarterback with his arm alone.

Friday night's High School game of the week this week will feature Rancho Cucamonga at Charter Oak Friday on Prime Ticket at 7:30 Pacific. Rancho Cucamonga features USC commitment Randall Telfer.

Here is a look at Bennett in action, courtesy of the FS West High School game of the week.

#3 QB/DB Bryan Bennett


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