USC recruiter Bobby Bentley continues to dig away at recruits in Alabama and he has gotten himself into solid position with WR Malachi Bennett (6-2 180) of Fairfield, AL. Bennett has the Gamecocks in his top eight along with Texas A&M, Ole Miss, UAB, Louisville, Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky. Bennett has not yet visited USC and he and Bentley are working towards making that happen once the all clear from the pandemic is given.
“Me and the coaches are building a relationship with each other, getting to know each other better, and just trying to get down to campus once everything is over,” Bennett said. “Coach Bentley talks about my athleticism, how physical I am, my route running, and he said I could fit into the receiving group they have and make it better.”
Bennett has excellent receiving skills in his genes. He’s the nephew of former Vanderbilt star Earl Bennett, one of the most prolific receivers in SEC history who went on to play for the Bears and Browns in the NFL.
Bennett said USC, Tennessee, Georgia and Ole Miss have been recruiting him the hardest to the point, but there’s a long way to go in the process for him.
“I’m just trying to take it all in and stuff like that,” Bennett said. “They (USC) want to get me down there first and then he (Bentley) said we can go from there,” Bennett said.
Bennett has taken unofficial visits to Tennessee, Ole Miss, UAB, Alabama and Florida State.
In the Sports247 Composite, Bennett is rated a three-star and is ranked 60th nationally among receivers and #12 among prospects in Alabama.