Al-Rasheed Benton

High School

Shabazz HS
Newark, N.J.

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Three-year letterwinner for coach Darnell Grant at Shabazz High … two-time New Jersey All-State Third Team Defense … helped team to a combined 19-13 record and an appearance in the 2012 New Jersey Central Group 2 Championship semifinals … finished 2012 with 110 tackles, 73 tackles for loss and two interceptions … rushed for 710 yards with 14 touchdowns on offense … recorded 105 tackles with seven sacks in 2011 … played in the 2012 Chesapeake Bowl … 2012 All-Group 2 First Team Defense … 2011 New Jersey All-Group 1 First Team Defense … two-time All-Essex County First Team Defense … earned All-Essex County Second Team Defense in 2010 …two-time Super Essex Conference Defensive Player of the Year … No. 15 on The Ledger Top 50 … four-star recruit according to ESPN and 247sports … three-star recruit according to rivals and Scout … 2013 ESPN No. 16 inside linebacker … 2013 ESPN No. 12 New Jersey recruit … 2013 rivals No. 45 inside linebacker … 2013 rivals No. 23 New Jersey Postseason Top 30 … 2013 247sports No. 17 inside linebacker … 2013 247sports No. 11 New Jersey recruit … also offered by Arizona State, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Maryland, Penn State, Pitt and Temple.
Why WVU?:
"I've kind of felt I was ready to make this decision a long time ago. Once I took the visit and figured out the direction the program was going and the way the coaches were interacting with the players, I felt it was a great place to be." -