May 25, 2006

Benton accepts LSU offer

Explosive wide receiver DeAngelo Benton of Bastrop looked to be on the outside looking in when it came to Division I-A scholarship offers due to a high school transcript that did not look to appetizing to college coaches.

However, after a bang-up job in the classroom this spring, he is now on target to qualify academically an in doing so received a scholarship offer from LSU and he accepted immediately.

"His grades really picked up and they (LSU) have been dealing with him for awhile now and he went down to their junior day and basically I was ready for him to make a decision," Bastrop High head coach Brad Bradshaw said.

Benton (6-3, 195, 4.4) was all-state after a fantastic junior season. He totaled 805 yards on 41 receptions with eleven touchdowns. In the championship game win over Breaux Bridge he had five receptions for 115 yards.

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