Coaches get one phone call to prospects during this evaluation period, and OL Brent Benedict (6-6 290) of Jacksonville, FL saw his phone ringing off the hook on April 15th, the first day coaches could call.
He said Duke's David Cutcliffe was first in line at 6:30 AM. "He said he wanted to be the first to call," Benedict said. He also was called that first day by Lane Kiffen of Tennessee, Pete Carroll of Southern Cal, Mark Richt of Georgia and Urban Meyer of Florida.
Benedict has not visited any schools since his spring break. This summer he has plans to visit Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State.
Benedict is up to 44 offers and has not narrowed his list. "I'm focusing on spring football," he said. "It's still wide open. South Carolina and Clemson are still in my sites. I hope to visit both again."
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