With Coach Bob Huggins currently out of coaching, Jason Bennett is presently open to any school recruiting him. Planning to make a decision sometime this winter, Bennett, a 7-foot-2, 240-pound center out of Arlington Country Day High School in Jacksonville, Fla., named six schools that are actively pursuing him.
"I'm open to everybody now, since Cincinnati fired Coach Huggins," said Bennett, the No. 23 ranked prospect in the Rivals150. "I have offers from a lot of schools, but the ones that are actively recruiting me right now are Michigan, Illinois, Georgia, Miami, Clemson and Auburn."
Out of these six schools, Bennett claims offers from Michigan, Georgia and Clemson, but is not exactly sure of his status with the other three schools.
One thing Bennett is certain of is his improved ability to score the basketball.
"My scoring is getting better and better," he said. "I'm stronger, and I'm having a lot of success with a traditional hook shot off one foot."
Planning on making a commitment late in the winter, Bennett does have plans to visit Michigan in early January. No other visits have been scheduled.
Bennett, who averaged 11 points, 12.5 rebounds and 7.5 blocks per game as a junior, improved tremendously over the summer. He displayed a new found competitive passion by running the floor well and dominating the interior defensively with his shot blocking ability.
Jason Bennett scouting report:
With his defense certainly ahead of his offense, Bennett does run the floor well and is active on the offensive boards. His back to the basket game is still a work in progress. His ability to hold onto rebounds and tough passes is the area of his game that has the biggest room for improvement along with his free throw shooting. His strongest attribute is his shot blocking ability.