One of the state of Alabama’s top recruits will make his commitment known this week.
Markail Benton, a four-star linebacker from Central High School (Phenix City, Ala.), will either commit to Auburn, Alabama or Florida State this Friday.
Benton was on Auburn’s campus Saturday for its Big Cat recruiting event. He will camp at Alabama at some point this week, too. While the Seminoles are in the mix, fans should expect the Crimson Tide or Tigers to land his commitment. Auburn should be considered the favorite to land Benton when he announces his decision Friday.
The 6-foot-2, 237-pounder is rated as the nation’s No. 6 outside linebacker and the No. 3 player in the state of Alabama.
All rankings are provided by the 247Sports composite unless otherwise noted.
Chris Kirschner covers Alabama football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Bryant-Denny.