Caleb Benenoch is one of the best guards in the country, if not the best overall. And now we’re finally getting a better picture of where he could be heading.
The 6’5’’321lb monster from Seven Lakes High School in Katy Texas has already gone on an official visit to Norman to see Oklahoma on September 22nd. Unfortunately for the Sooners, the impression wasn’t tremendous. The outcome of the game didn’t go in the Sooners favor either; they lost to Kansas State, 24-19.
There is a chance that Benenoch could take the additional two visits that he has available after his trips to Westwood, California and Waco, Texas.
He has been in very close contact with the coaches from both Alabama and Texas. There is a very good chance he could be convinced to visit one or both of those schools.
Whoever signs Benenoch is going to get a tremendous lineman. Benenoch is an absolute grader in the running game and surprisingly nimble in pass protection. He has also been clocked at a 5.2 in the 40 yard dash, which, for his size, his very good.
If I had to speculate as to who I think will win out for Benenoch’s services, I’m (surprisingly) leaning towards UCLA. I know that it’s incredibly rare for an elite player from Texas to leave the state or go to Oklahoma, but I have a feeling UCLA’s offensive line coach, Adrian Klemm, will prove to be the difference. Klemm is on an absolute tear right now recruiting offensive linemen for the Bruins, and Benenoch would be an excellent fit in their blocking scheme.
Expect Benenoch to make a decision sometime in December.