Michael Bennett Discusses Buckeye Visit

Ohio State hosted several top prospects last Saturday for their annual spring game, and one of the highest-rated players in attendance was Michael Bennett. The Centerville (OH) lineman is a four-star prospect, and one of the top players in the Ohio class of 2011. Bill Greene caught up to Bennett and filed this recruiting update.

One of the top prospects at Ohio State last weekend was four-star defensive tackle Michael Bennett, out of Centerville, Ohio.

Bennett, 6-foot-3, 275-pounds, is ranked as one of the top prospects in the Ohio class of 2011, and is listed by Scout as the number six defensive tackle prospect in the country.

"Things went really well for me at Ohio State on Saturday," Bennett stated. "I like their coaching staff a lot, and love the facilities at Ohio State. Everything was good. I was there earlier in the week with my high school coaches."

With over 30 scholarship offers to choose from, Bennett knows he is facing a tough decision down the road.

He holds offers from the likes of Florida, USC, Notre Dame and Cincinnati. He has indicated he will also consider strongly schools such as Stanford and Northwestern.

"I spent a lot of time talking to (defensive coordinator) Jim Heacock and (head coach) Jim Tressel," he said. "I like both of them a lot, and have a good relationship with both. You can tell they really care about their players."

"My parents weren't with me on the latest visit, but they've been there before," he continued. "My parents like everything about Ohio State."

Bennett is a wanted man by college recruiters, because not only is he a great player, but an excellent student also. He reports a core GPA of 3.3 and is planning to study medicine in college.

Although he indicated he has no time frame in mind to end his recruitment, he knows exactly what he's looking for in a school.

"I'm looking for a winning program certainly," he stressed. "I'm also looking for good chemistry between the coaches and the players, and a school with a solid medical program. I'm really not sure when I'll be deciding."

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