Dawgs247 reported on Monday that Lansing (Kans.) Hutchinson Community College wide receiver Malik Benson would be ready to announce a commitment in the next 2-3 weeks. On Wednesday, Benson confirmed that plan, as he has set his announcement date for July 5. The No. 1 junior college prospect in the country, Benson wrapped up his official visit to Georgia early Monday morning.
“The visit went great!” Benson said. “What stood out about Georgia is just being around the players and talking to them. I was mainly with Kelee Ringo. He said that it’s a great culture there and that I will become a better man and football player.”
The No. 1 junior college prospect in the nation, per the 247Sports Composite JUCO rankings, Benson will decide between Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Oregon, and Tennessee. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound wideout caught 43 passes for 1,229 yards and 11 touchdowns as a freshman at the junior college level. Bryan McClendon went to see Benson twice during the evaluation period and one look at his freshman highlight makes it easy to see why.
Georgia has one wide receiver commitment so far in Milton (Fla.) four-star Raymond Cottrell and is trying to add three more wideouts to the class, with Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Stranahan Top 50 prospect Hykeem Williams, Longview (Texas) Top 100 prospect Jalen Hale, Lakeland (Fla.) four-star Tyler Williams, and Converse (Texas) Judston four-star Anthony Evans all among the program’s top targets this cycle.
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