2021 Recruiting Capsule: Oak Park OT Rayshaun Benny

2021 Recruiting Capsule: Oak Park OT Rayshaun Benny

March 14, 2020
Rayshaun Benny (image via Twitter)

Name: Rayshaun Benny
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 275 lbs.
High school: Oak Park (MI) Oak Park
Position: Offensive tackle
Class: 2021
Offers: Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Colorado, Florida State, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Toledo, West Virginia, Western Michigan
Commitment: Uncommitted

Notes: Teammate of 2020 OG Justin Rogers (Kentucky), 2020 CB Enzo Jennings (Penn State), 2020 TE Maliq Carr, 2021 LB Marlon Dawson, 2021 S Jaylin Mines, 2021 RB Davion Primm…ESPN 3-star OT…Rivals 4-star, 5.9 grade, #14 OT, #83 overall…247 Sports 4-star, 91 grade, #20 OT, #187 overall, #6 in-state

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Strengths: Decent athleticism…Very good motor…Does a nice job of sliding feet to mirror edge rushers…Sinks hips well to maintain leverage…Drives feet while keeping wide base…Shows nice hand placement and decent punch

Weaknesses: Lacks aggressiveness with first step…Lacks ideal height/length for tackle position…Size ceiling might be limited

Reminds me of: Mason Cole. Cole was more refined, but from a body type perspective, I think the two players are similar. They’re both good-not-great athletes with decent size and a good motor.

Overall: I had watched Benny’s sophomore film previously, and I expected more physical growth. For better or worse, he still looks to be in that 6’4″ range (he’s listed at 6’5″ on 247 Sports) or perhaps even a smidge shorter. He looks like a solid player all around without being particularly great at any one thing. Because of his ability to sink his hips, I wouldn’t mind seeing him slide all the way inside to center, but he’s a guy who could potentially play all five positions on the line.


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