ESPN (3), Rivals (3), Scout (3), 247Sports (2)
Overall - MaxPreps (176); Defensive Tackle - ESPN (66), Scout (99), 247Sports (114)
Overall - ESPN (17), 247Sports (40)
POSTSEASON BOWL GAMES
2011 - Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic (listed as a top performer by Rivals in practice prior to the game), All-Metro
2011 - Mississippi Top 50 (Rivals)
2009 - Super Sophomore (GoldenStatePreps)
2011 - 30 tackles, 1.0 sack
2010 - 37 tackles, 6.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, 1 fumble recovery
2009 - 3 tackles
2011 - 11-3 overall, 7-0 6A Region 2, Mississippi Class 6A semifinals, Mississippi's No. 4 ranked team, 11-game win streak
2010 - 12-2 overall, 6-1 6A Region 2, shared 6A Region 2 title, Mississippi Class 6A semifinals, Mississippi's No. 7 ranked team
2009 - 13-1 overall, 7-0 6A Region 2, 6A Region 2 champion, Mississippi's No. 2 ranked team, won first 13 games of season before losing season finale
*Note - Lost to state champion in semifinals of playoffs in both 2010 and `11
"Bennett comes across as a defensive lineman with a good motor and he is going to hustle around and battle to get the football."
"Not yet a standout but certainly shows the skills to make it in Division I ball. He receives a lot of attention from offensive linemen, is an effective bull rusher who can push the pocket, and shows decent closing speed."
"A high motor interior lineman, Bennett has good size and a quick first step, but what makes him stand out on the field is his work ethic. He is an every down, play to the whistle interior lineman that fights in the trenches."
Brother, Bryon Bennett, plays defensive tackle at Mississippi.
LAST UPDATED: February 3, 2012