ATH - FR - 5-11 -180 - Tulsa, Okla. (Booker T. Washington HS)
One of the top rated players in the state of Oklahoma, Bennett is a versatile athlete who played quarterback, running back receiver and corner at Booker T. Washington High School. He was chosen as the No. 37 cornerback in the nation by Scout.com and the No. 49 athlete nationally by Rivals.com. He was also the No. 10 ranked prospect in Oklahoma by Rivals.com. He was named a 2009 first-team Oklahoma 5A All-State honoree as an all-purpose player. He played in only seven games as a senior due to a shoulder injury and completed 54-of-96 passes for 873 yards and nine touchdowns. He also carried the ball 100 times for 581 yards and five touchdowns. He had one of his top performances of the season in the top-ranked Hornets 27-6 victory over No. 2 Carl Albert on Sept. 4. Against the Titans, he carried the ball 11 times for 185 yards, including a season-long 67-yard run, and he threw for a touchdown. Against Broken Arrow on Sept. 18, he had 22 runs for 118 yards and two touchdowns. He also completed 15-of-25 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown. As a junior, he led the Hornets to a 13-1 record and the class 5A state championships while passing and rushing for more than 1,000 yards and scoring 27 touchdowns. On defense, he had 11 tackles and one interception. He also ran track and clocked a 10.7 second time in the 100 meters. He was recruited by Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Kansas State, Iowa State, Oregon State and Texas Tech. Bennett attended the same high school as UA offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee.