Morris invites Maryland RB to Clemson
Chad Morris
Posted Feb 19, 2011

Earlier this week, new Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris invited a junior running back from up north to attend the Tigers’ April junior day.

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River Hill High School (Clarksville, Md.) recently told CUTigers that he would be visiting Tigertown for the junior day on April 9.

“Coach Morris invited me, so I look forward to seeing all the great things that Clemson and the state of South Carolina have to offer,” Bennett said.

Tulsa, Morris’ previous employer, is also recruiting Bennett.

While running a 40 before the start of his junior year, Bennett suffered an interior inferior iliac spine fracture and was sidelined him for the entire season.

“I’ve been working real hard this offseason, doing a lot of injury prevention type stuff, strengthening the muscles around those weaker areas,” he said.

Because of the injury and the lack of junior film, some schools have been slow to express interest.

“I keep a close relationship with coach Van Malone at Tulsa. I talk to Rutgers, probably about every other week,” Bennett said. “I’m all open as to where I want to go.”

And now Clemson is starting to show some signs of interest.

When asked what he knows about the Tigers, Bennett said, “C.J. Spiller. I know about him and Death Valley. I’m going to try to run down the hill one day.”

He looks forward to his visit, which is the day of the Orange and White spring game.

“I want to meet the coaching staff. I’m going to introduce myself to coach Dabo. I’d like to see all the facilities and everything they have to offer. I hear it’s a real nice school, so I just want to see it for myself.”

Along with the junior day visit to Clemson, he’ll see Virginia, Michigan and Tennessee.

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