Framed out TE prospect (’23) doubles at safety
Hard to ignore a lengthy, 6’3″ guy working the second level at TE. Hard not to notice a safety with the same dimensions patrolling the defensive 3rd level. When that player is a ’23 prospect with a 3.6 GPA at one of Kentucky’s foremost college preparatory private schools which happens to be a Kentucky 4A football power, teams tend to really stand up and take notice. If you didn’t know about Lexington Catholic’s Spencer Bennington before today, this article may have caught up with you at the ideal time.Fletcher W. Long, KPGFootball’s Senior Scout and member of the Editorial Board
Spencer Bennington plays football at one of the better 4A programs in the commonwealth. Lexington Catholic regularly produces college talent from off its roster and regularly competes at a very high level in the 4A classification.
The boys from Catholic have the misfortune of being in the same district as Boyle County over in Title Town. That fact aside, the Knights are a threat to win a state crown any time they are able to survive the district tilt with the Rebels.
There have been lots of fine college talent cultivated on the Knights’ roster. We believe Spencer Bennington is just another one among the many.
Bennington played in 11-games for Lexington Catholic a year ago. He doubled as a TE/S where he performed admirably on both sides of the scrimmage line.
At TE, in addition to what he brought to the rushing attack as the OL’s “sixth member,” Bennington averaged 11-yards a reception. At safety, his numbers were a bit more star-studded.
Bennington contributed 40-tackles, broke up or defended myriad passes, had 3-TFLs, a QB-sack, and forced a fumble. Those numbers are right in line with where a college-bound safety should be, performance wise, playing Kentucky 4A football in Kentucky’s 2nd largest metropolitan area.
Bennington is 6’3″ and weighs 190-pounds. Most programs will want him to add some rings of thickness to deploy him at TE. As far as safety, he is college ready now.
Bennington sports a 3.6 GPA. The rangy TE/S has already drawn the notice of Bucknell which invited him to its “Junior Days.” Bennington has drawn the attention of numerous in-state college programs too.
We believe Bennington is headed for a monster season in ’22. This is one prospect we expect to “break out” onto the scene this coming Fall.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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