Heavily-recruited Alabama with 5 SEC offers commits to Indiana
Indiana has landed a talented wide receiver prospect from the heart of SEC country.
Tuesday, 3-star wide receiver Malachi Bennett announced on Twitter that he has committed to IU, a late-but-welcomed addition to the 2021 recruiting class. Bennett is listed as a 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver out of Fairfield, Alabama. He picked the Hoosiers over offers from 18 other programs.
Bennett’s announcement comes on the eve of National Signing Day, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 3. That will be the date by which nearly all of the 2021 recruiting class has committed and signed to a program — though most of it was done during the Early Signing Period in December.
— MB² (@MightyMal_2) February 2, 2021
Per 247Sports, Bennett ranks as the No. 13 prospect out of Alabama and the No. 68 wide receiver in the cycle. Overall, Bennett sits at No. 431, earning him a 3-star rating.
Indiana beat out five SEC programs for Bennett’s commit, who received interest from Georgia, South Carolina, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Texas A&M. Other Power 5 offers included Georgia Tech, Illinois, Maryland, West Virginia and Louisville.
During the 2019 season at the high school season, Bennett is credited with hauling in 45 receptions for 821 yards and 9 touchdowns.
The Hoosiers currently own the No. 12 class in the B1G for the 2021 recruiting class. They sit No. 63 overall.