MSU receives verbal from Texas offensive lineman

Offensive linemen has been a position of focus for Michigan State in the 2013 recruiting class and on Tuesday, the Spartans received their first verbal commitment from an offensive lineman.

Caleb Benenoch, of Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Texas, is the fifth recruit to give his verbal to Michigan State for the upcoming class.

He informed SpartanMag of his verbal Tuesday afternoon.

“I have spoken to Coach Dantonio and let him know. He said he was excited and he really wants me to come up there and I will, but it’s something I’ve wanted to do and i didn’t want to wait anymore. When you know, you just know,” Benenoch told SpartanMag.

“Today is gonna be a B1G day,” he tweeted earlier today.

“#teamtaken #gogreen,” he tweeted after his verbal. His twitter is littered with comments about MSU, talking to coach Dantonio and wanting to visit — which he has not done yet.

Benenoch stands at 6-foot-6, 321 pounds and is rated the No. 19 offensive guard by He also has offers from Kansas State, Mississippi and West Virginia.

He is the first commitment from Texas for Mark Dantonio since his first class had quarterback Nick Foles came from Westlake High School in Austin. For people doubting Michigan State and Dantonio can pull national recruits even with recent success, this is just what the doctor ordered.

Rumors/speculation believe the staff, at this time, is only looking to add one offensive guard to the class and two offensive tackles. In the highlight film below, he is playing right tackle and could project to tackle in college.

Benenoch displays what MSU coaches love in an offensive lineman: driving ability. He also has pretty good agility, especially for a person of his size.

Here is an interview with Benenoch from a high school all-star camp he attended as a sophomore. He addressed things he knows he needs to work on and how he fits into an offensive line.


Posted on March 13, 2012, in Football, Recruiting and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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