A scrappy, tough run blocker, Westminster 2021 Henry Benito is drawing offers and attention from a wide range of college football programs.
At 6’1, 275-pounds, Benito is capable of playing either center or guard and blocked for a 1,500 yard rusher last season. He did not allow a sack or tackle for loss and recorded more than 50 pancakes and was named all-district for his efforts. Mix in a 3.5 GPA and an 1120 SAT and it’s easy to see why college programs have taken notice.
“I think I’m good because I don’t stop blocking until the whistle and I’m very physical,” he said.
Benito played guard a year ago, but has made the switch to center as that is the position he most likely projects to at the next level, and says there has been a transition.
“I’ve been focusing on learning how to snap,” he says. “(COVID19) impacted my preparation for the season because I can’t go to any camps in the summer or summer workouts with the team.”
Benito says the Westminster squad is senior laden and has strong chemistry.
“(We’ve) been playing with each other for a while so we have a lot of chemistry,” he said. “We also have some transfers coming in and a few players that could have a breakout season. Throughout my whole time in high school we’ve never won the conference championship we’ve always got second place but this year is looking different.”
Benito has drawn offers from ASA Miami, Minot State, and a preferred walk on offer from Bryant and has drawn interest from Lafayette, Elon, Drake, Sacred Heart, and Montana.