Four-star running back and former Iowa commit Eno Benjamin may have offered a hint as to where he’s thinking about enrolling next year.
Benjamin tweeted, “game time, #GoBlue,” just before Michigan faced Iowa on Saturday.
Game time. #GoBlue〽️
— EB5™ (@eno_benjamin5) November 13, 2016
Former Iowa commit, current U-M target https://t.co/NHPq5fnHYf
— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) November 13, 2016
Benjamin decommited from Iowa on Oct. 23, saying that he “never thought this day would come.” He has been on Michigan’s radar since.
I am officially opening up my recruitment!
Thank you & God Bless?? pic.twitter.com/Q3qILK12ni
— EB5™ (@eno_benjamin5) October 23, 2016
Benjamin is rated the 10th-best running back in the Class of 2017. The 5-foot-9, 204-pound running back was the third-highest ranked player in Iowa’s 2017 recruiting class before decommitting.
Arizona State, Texas and Michigan appear to be the top choices for the Wylie, Texas, native as of now. However, Michigan may not be a perfect fit for Benjamin, considering the Wolverines’ 2017 class already has three running backs. In addition, Michigan is still making a strong pitch for the nation’s No. 1 recruit Najee Harris.
Benjamin is far from an average back, though. He is an Army All-American and the No. 159-ranked player overall in the 2017 class. He clearly seems to view Michigan favorably also, considering his tweet on Saturday night.