Bennett Shares The Latest

Rajaan Bennett

In a recent recruiting update on the Scout.com Network, 3-star running back prospect, Rajaan Bennett, reportedly listed Vanderbilt, Louisville, and Marshall as his top three. But apparently there has been a slight change. Come inside with VandyMania.com and get the very latest on the recruiting front regarding the 6-0, 205 pound RB from out of Powder Springs, GA.

After learning that 3-star running back prospect, Rajaan Bennett, had reportedly listed Vanderbilt, Louisville and Marshall as his top choices, VandyMania.com phone up the McEachern High School running back to get his latest thoughts on the recruiting front. However, while speaking with the 2010 star, he shared some pretty interesting news with us. "Vanderbilt, Louisville, and Kentucky are my top three," the gifted ball carrier shared with VandyMania.com.

Apparently you can see that Marshall University is no longer in the equation for whatever reason. And out of courtesy, we didn't ask the young man any personal questions regarding the matter. What's a relief to us is that Vandy is still in the equation for his services…

Bennett gives us a synopsis of what he likes about the three schools of his choice. "Most of all, what I like about the three schools is that they are all high academically," he said. "They are all ranked pretty high in the nation from an academic standpoint. So basically that means that I'll have a chance to get the best of the best when it comes to education."

"I also like the offenses that they all run," he continued. "They all seem to have pretty balanced offenses. So whatever school I decide to go to, I'll get a chance to run the ball, as well as catch the ball. One other thing that I really like about them is that they each play in competitive conferences."

Out of his three top choices, Bennett admitted to us that he shares a much closer bond with the Louisville and Vanderbilt Coaching Staffs. He also informed us that he's had a chance to see both campuses up close and personal. Here's what he had to say regarding both visits, starting off with Vanderbilt.

Vanderbilt: "I visited Vanderbilt during my junior year. When I visited Vanderbilt, there weren't any students on campus. I think they were on break or something. I really didn't get to see the school in full effect with the students/players. But I had a chance to view everything, and it was very nice. As far as the area itself, Nashville is an area where you can do a lot of things. I also had a chance to spend some time with the coaches. I felt really comfortable around them."

Louisville: "My visit to Louisville was the exact opposite of Vanderbilt. There were a lot of players/people there. Most of them were new players coming in and getting ready for camp. I had a chance to talk to a lot of their incoming freshmen. They were basically telling me how Louisville was the best fit for them. While I was there, I had a chance to hang out with some of the players and the coaches. The coaches were in the room playing games with the players; stuff like that. It really seemed like a family environment. They seem pretty close out there."

Bennett has not set up an official visits as of yet, and doesn't appear to be in a hurry to do so. He is also in no rush to make his final decision "I really haven't set a date yet," Bennett said. "I'm playing it kind of slow right now. I want to see if any more offers are going to come in. If not, I will go with what I have."

One other reason why recruiting has somewhat taken a back seat is because the McEachern High star has directed most of his attention toward his senior season, which started on last Saturday. "Our first game was last week at the Corky Kell Classic against Brookwood," Bennett said. "We won the game. The score was 42 -32. I had 26 carries for187 yards, 3 rushing touchdowns and 1 receiving touchdown."

Although Bennett's recruiting has been somewhat put on hold, it is certainly not the last thing on his mind. He will continue to take things one step at a time, and will move on to the next step whenever he feels the urge to do so.

Stay tuned with VandyMania.com as we continue to keep you up to speed on the latest regarding Vanderbilt prospects from out of the 2010 recruiting class.

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