Terry Bennett has been in the midst of travel baseball since school's been out for the past month, but the dual-star athlete has set aside time to devote to the recruiting process where he's being courted to play running back on the football field. Thus far, the 6-foot, 200-pound Jacksonville (Fla.) Atlantic Coast ball-carrier has reeled in over a dozen scholarship offers.
"Everything has been going good," Bennett said. "The recruiting process has been a really fun experience. I have 12 or 13 offers. Florida International offered me last week and that's the only new offer I have right now."
Bennett has to stay-put for an additional week before he can get out on the road and visit schools due to the recruiting dead period, but the rising senior has a good idea of which schools will host him on their respective campuses in the near future.
"I plan on going to a few of the Georgia schools who've offered me," Bennett said. "I was in Atlanta, but it was the dead period. I'll probably go to a few more schools. I'm going to South Florida in the next few weeks."
Bennett, who amassed 639 yards and six touchdowns on 125 carries during an injury-riddled junior campaign, is hoping to build off the Stingrays' 6-4 season in 2013 with a playoff appearance in his last year at the prep level.
"We have to get the second or third round of the playoffs," Bennett said. "I have big goals for myself, because If I do what I need to do, we'll be successful as a team. I want to at least rush for 1,000 yards. I run hard and no man will tackle me behind the line of scrimmage. Arm tackles aren't going to cut it."
Early on, Bennett says FIU and FAU are the schools currently sticking out, but says he knows he'll love South Florida when he visits their campus in the near future, which could shake everything up.