Stat Me: Parris Bennett is a 6-foot, 210-pound linebacker from Detroit, MI. In his senior season for U-D Jesuit he compiled 139 tackles, seven for a loss, and one sack. On offense he grabbed 14 passes for 239 yards and two touchdowns and was named to the All-Detroit First Team.
Who's Crying?: Pitt, Akron, Bowling Green, Toledo and Western Michigan.
Money Quote: Via Syracuse.com.
"(Lea) said I could play middle because I'm athletic and I can cover," Bennett said, "and also I can play (strong side linebacker) to rush the passer. I have pretty long arms."
Which SU Coach Gets a Bonus?: Clark Lea, Syracuse's linebackers coach, gets the star for snagging this guy. Props to current SU linebacker Cameron Lynch for pushing Bennett towards this decision too.
Fun Fact: There is a Paris Bennett that played hoops at George Mason and transfered. A Google search provides no information on where Bennett ended up. Here's to hoping he is okay.
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