Ben Carpenter visits SEC school
Benjamin Carpenter
Mississippi Scout
Posted Oct 31, 2009

The 6' 0", 205 pound linebacker out of Roswell (GA) took in a visit to Ole Miss homecoming game. How did the trip go?

"It was good," added Ben Carpenter. "The coaches were nice, extremely nice. It was a nice atmosphere."

What did the Centennial product focus on while he was on the trip?

"I just wanted to take in the atmosphere, the people, and just the vibe of the town. They had a great atmosphere. Everyone was so nice. It is a college town. It is nice. There are no bad parts to the town. The vibe was great. It is just a small college town that is really into their school. It is just like a place you want to be at to get away from home. It is just a good college environment."

Ole Miss' defense was also a major focus.

"I wanted to look at their depth chart and how they used their linebackers. Their depth chart looks like they actually have a couple of freshmen playing so they are pretty young. They are playing a couple of true freshmen at LB. If you work hard, you should get a chance to play whether you are a freshman or a senior. That is all anyone can ask for. I just want a chance to play as a true freshman."

What was Ben's overall impression?

"It was about what I was expecting. Maybe a little better because of all of the fans. I did not expect the stadium to be that loud."

Anyone accompany Carpenter on the trip?

"My mom came with me, and she said it was nice and safe. She just wants me to be in a safe environment."

Where do the Rebels stand in the big picture?

"It is a long drive to get there, but they are still at the top."

Who else is in the picture?

"MTSU is my only other offer so I am keeping them in the picture too. I am going over there this weekend to see them play. I have not been up there before, so I want to see what the game day atmosphere is like before I make my mind up about them."

Yancy Porter is the Recruiting Manager for the State of Mississippi and he can be reached at

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