Printable View Return to Original

Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Aaron Benson

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
TexasCOMMITTED (02/09/2009)12/11/2009Bruce Chambers, Will Muschamp
Miami (FL)NoneNone
NebraskaNoneNoneTim Beck
SMUNoneNoneDerrick Odum
Texas A&MNoneNoneCharles McMillian

Scouting Report on Aaron Benson

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barton Simmons - 09/30/2009
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeDivision I Player
  • StrengthDivision I Player
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • Lateral PursuitBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Fits the mold of the spread defender at linebacker. He has an athletic build but not an overly muscled-up body. Will be slightly undersized at the college level.
Needs improvement: Must get bigger physically to allow him to take on lead blockers on the college level. With his ability in space, Benson can complete the full package with more physicality in a phone booth.
Most impressive: Benson has been starting at Texas power Cedar Hill since his freshman season and predictably, he possesses and has developed great football instincts. He reads and reacts very well. Plays great in space, runs well and tackles in the open field. Benson is a big hitter and explosive as a tackler.
Conclusion: Because of his experience playing football at a high level and his instincts, Benson is the type of prospect that can contribute early on at a major college program, at least in a special teams capacity. As he matures physically and adds weight to his frame, Benson could be the type of player that is a three-year starter and four-year contributor.

Barton Simmons is a Football Recruiting Analyst for He was an all-state performer for two-time state champion and nationally ranked Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy in high school and was a two-time All-Ivy selection as a safety at Yale.

Latest News

Spring position rankings - Talent returning at LB05/17/2010

Roddrick Muckelroy led the team in tackles the past two years and showed up huge in some big games, but his talents are now with the Cincinnati Bengals. As we continue our look at each position on the Texas football team, we next dissect the returning linebackers. There's a lot of talent returning with guys like Keenan Robinson and Emmanuel Acho, but there are also questions (will Jared Norton be available?).

Position recruiting breakdown: Defense02/09/ Football Recruiting
Signing Day Blitz: Ranking the Big 1202/04/ Football Recruiting
Recruiting Notebook: It doesn't get much better than this02/03/
2009 TOC Class 5A All-State Team01/07/
Under Armour All-American Game gallery01/02/ Football Recruiting
Under Armour position battles01/01/ Football Recruiting
TOC Class 5A DFW All-Area Team01/01/
UA All-American Wednesday practice photos12/30/ Football Recruiting
Texans making impact at UA Game12/30/ Football Recruiting
Under Armour: Sizing up the rosters12/29/ Football Recruiting
Benson returns to Austin for his official visit12/16/
Dorsey talks UT official visit12/16/
From the Road: Defensive talent11/28/ Football Recruiting
Benson's the perfect fit11/19/
Friday Night Lights: Stars, stats and more10/31/
Friday Night Lights: Stars, stats and more10/28/
Video: Aaron Benson lays the wood10/09/
Friday Night Lights: Stars and stats from state's best10/04/
From The Sidelines: Week Two09/14/
Cedar Hill Answers the Bell in top 10 clash09/12/
Photo Gallery: DeSoto-Cedar Hill showcase talent08/30/ Football Recruiting
Top targets shine as Cedar Hill edges DeSoto08/30/ Football Recruiting
Farrell: Impressions from the road08/07/ Football Recruiting
Benson teams with UT commit to showcase talents08/03/
Texas State 7-on-7 Top 12: 2010 Class07/13/ Football Recruiting
Stars power Texas 7-on-7 event07/11/ Football Recruiting
Video: Aaron Benson gets after it06/10/
Spring Report: Cedar Hill05/29/
Cedar Hill is loaded with talent again for 201005/22/ Football Recruiting
Benson is working hard on and off the field05/21/
A Closer Look: Longhorn commits, targets05/19/
Breaking down UT's recruiting after a wild weekend03/01/
Video: Aaron Benson gets after it02/10/
Texas' 2010 Class hits 10 commits with QB addition02/09/
The hits keep coming - Benson commits02/09/
Top LB heading to UT junior day01/18/
Junior might be Cedar Hill's next great one11/25/
LSU offers 2010 Texas LB09/25/
Video: Aaron Benson lays the wood09/16/
Texas linebacker crop a deep one in 201008/11/
Scenes from Sunday's camp07/13/
Junior DT Humphrey adding offers01/30/ Football Recruiting


Year TckSckInt
2008 (Jr.)13283

Aaron Benson reminds us of...

Ryan Baker - LB Grand Ridge, FL Ht: 6'0"Wt: 221 lbs College: LSU