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Michael Bennett

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Defensive tackle
Centerville, Ohio
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  • Ht:6'3"
  • Wt:275 lbs
  • 40:4.95 secs
  • Bench Max:315
  • Shuttle:4.41
  • Vertical:28 inches
  • GPA:3.2
  • Class:2011 (High School)
National Signing Day: Michael Bennett15 videos available »

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
Ohio St.COMMITTED (05/16/2010)12/10/2010Jim Heacock
Kent St.NoneNone
Notre DameNoneNoneTim Hinton
Penn St.NoneNone
Wake ForestNoneNone

Scouting Report on Michael Bennett

by Barry Every - 11/05/2010
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeDivision I Player
  • StrengthDivision I Player
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • Lateral PursuitBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Nice frame with plenty of room for growth. His powerbase is very athletic like an inside linebacker.
Needs Improvement: He will need to add some overall size and muscle mass before seeing the field as a defensive tackle. Even though he is a good pass rusher he could add more pass-rushing moves.
Most Impressive: Very athletic lineman that could play on either side of the ball. His quickness on the snap count is incredible and he does a nice job winning the leverage battle. He uses his hands to separate himself from opponents and redirect while chasing the ball. And he definitely has the speed and agility to catch slow-developing plays from behind.
Conclusion: Will most likely redshirt while he adds some mass. But he definitely looks like a defensive tackle that will seriously assist in putting pressure on the quarterback before his career is over.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

Latest News

Bennett ready to go06/06/2011

Centerville (Ohio) defensive tackle Michael Bennett had a big day in Columbus this past weekend when he brought home the gold in the shot put. We caught up with him after his big moment to get his thoughts.

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Tight battle for top spot in team rankings01/21/ Football Recruiting
East DL dominates in Army Bowl win01/08/ Football Recruiting
Ohio State commit Bennett injures arm01/08/ Football Recruiting
Army Bowl predictions by position01/07/ Football Recruiting
It's genetic: Bennett is Army strong01/07/ Football Recruiting
Team USA vs The World rosters are set01/07/2011RivalsHigh
Army Bowl depth chart released01/06/ Football Recruiting
Army AA analysis: East breakdown01/04/ Football Recruiting
QCH: Top Offensive Linemen01/04/
Army Bowl: Monday's East stars01/03/ Football Recruiting
Army Bowl: 10 things to watch01/01/ Football Recruiting
All-star season kicking off12/01/ Football Recruiting
Category rankings: Defensive tackles11/24/ Football Recruiting
Army Bowl adds Michael Bennett10/18/ Football Recruiting
Video: Bennett wreaks havoc10/08/
Future Buckeyes in action10/04/
Video: Bennett dominates10/04/
Stock Watch: Week 409/16/
Texas tops preseason look at recruiting rankings08/25/ Football Recruiting
QCH: Top Defensive Linemen08/22/
Border Battle: Ohio vs. Michigan07/28/ Football Recruiting
Ohio, Ga., N.C. highlight state ranking releases06/18/ Football Recruiting
Bennett Reacts To Rankings06/02/
Five Ohioans land in Rivals10006/01/
Bennett makes his choice05/16/
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It's Northwestern or Ohio State for Bennett05/03/
Rising Star: Michael Bennett04/23/
The Bentley Report: Michael Bennett04/07/
Ohio lineman Bennett talks Michigan03/10/
Huskers offer one of Ohio's best linemen02/25/
UC Visitors: Defensive Tackles02/24/
Offers keep rolling in for Ohio lineman02/16/
Passing the torch02/14/
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Big Ten Blitz: Big week for the Buckeyes?02/01/ Football Recruiting
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