Top Junior College Prospect Announces Commitment Date

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    Hutchinson Community College receiver Malik Benson will announce his college commitment on July 5.

    Benson is the top rated junior college prospect in the country according to 247sports and will have two seasons of eligibility once he arrives on a college campus.

    Benson is entering his second season at Hutchinson Community College after earning Junior College All-American honors as a freshman. The 6-foot-1 receiver hauled in 43 catches for 1,229 and 11 touchdowns in his first collegiate season.

    The highly touted receiver’s official visits tell how sought after he is after his strong first season at Hutchinson.

    Benson visited Oregon, LSU, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia in that order this spring as some of the top programs in the country vie for the receiver’s signature.

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    Hutchinson Community College out of Kansas is one of the top junior college programs in the country and has been good to the Vols over the years. Former Tennessee stars Alvin Kamara and Cordarrelle Patterson came to Knoxville via Hutchinson.

    Running back Tiyon Evans came to Tennessee via Hutchinson starring for much of the 2021 season before entering the transfer portal and landing at Louisville.

    Nashville receiver Nate Spillman is Tennessee’s only receiver commit in the 2023 class while the Vols have finished runner up for a pair of blue chip pass catchers — Carnell Tate and Kyler Kasper.

    Josh Heupel’s explosive offense combined with the commitment of five-star quarterback Nico Iamaleava has the Vols in the top three for four-star receiver Cameron Seldon.

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.

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