Kelvin Benjamin, a talented receiver from Glades Central High School, has committed to the Florida State Seminoles. Benjamin is a four-star prospect on all of the major recruiting services and is widely considered one of the top twenty receivers in the country. He stands 6'6" and weighs in at 215 pounds. He is not a burner, but has the potential to be an excellent possession receiver.
Benjamin is both underrated and overrated. He is underrated because he only played a portion of his senior season. But he is overrated for that same reason-- he turns 20 in early February.
While Benjamin did dominate younger competition in high school, and is perhaps overrated because of his high school exploits, his physical talent is undeniable. Big receivers often take a few years to grow into their bodies, as opposed to small receivers who rely on speed and quickness. Because of Benjamin's age, his ceiling may be limited, but he is likely to reach his full potential at Florida State, as opposed to some big receivers who don't really understand how to use their bodies to the fullest extent.
Benjamin pulled the trigger after his official visit to Tallahassee. He was considering all three Florida schools, as well as some SEC schools. It is thought that he is now done with the process, but that is still up in the air. Benjamin's academic status is unknown at this time.
Benjamin is Florida State's 23rd commitment of the season as the 'Noles continue to be strong contenders for the top class in all of college football.
ESPN's Corey Long had this to say
Benjamin gives FSU a formidable group of physical WRs. Imagine lining up Benjamin, Smith, Haulstead and maybe O'Leary in the slot.
Jeff Greer of the Palm Beach Post added:
I can't express how big of a commitment this is for FSU. The #noles get an absolute freak at WR with big hands, height and strength
For film on Benjamin, read on.