Name: Luke Benson
Position: Tight End
Weight: 210 lbs.
Hometown: Chalfont, PA
High School: Central Bucks West
2018 stats: Caught 12 passes for 202 yards and four touchdowns. Also played on the defensive line.
2019 projections: Benson seems like a guy who will be utilized as a practice squad player this season. His size and speed could make him an appealing red zone target and maybe in the not too distant future.
RVA video: Finally made it on an even day, which means QBs Tommy DeVito (13) and Rex Culpepper (17) are on this side. Pretty good batch of passes.— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 8, 2019
Freshman TE Luke Benson (87) continues to impress. Worth noting that he’s running some routes from out wide. pic.twitter.com/qw8V8yddL2
How’d he get here?: Chose the Syracuse Orange over offers from the Temple Owls, Army Black Knights and a number of Ivy League schools.
What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars from 24/7 and ESPN while Rivals only gave him two.
Money quote: Luke feels the Syracuse offense is a good fit for his talents.
“I’m more of a vertical, athletic type,” he told the Intelligencer. “I’m not the biggest bruiser. The fast pace suits me. I think I’ll fit in well with their offense.”
Tweets of wonder: Mostly retweets but sometimes the simple things are the best
Signed and Official ✍— Luke Benson (@lukebenson35) December 19, 2018
What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him?:
“The Royal Tenenbaums” tells the story about an eccentric family dealing with the return of the father who abandoned them. It featured Luke Wilson as Richie Tenenbaum a tennis prodigy who was in love with his adopted sister. Dino would want it to serve as an example for what a family shouldn’t do to one another.
Interesting nugget o’ interest: Luke competed in the 100m dash for Central Bucks West clocking a 10.52 which would have been a top 20 time in the ACC last Spring.
Let’s get a good look at ya: Here’s Luke’s National Signing Day video