Multiple reports surfaced on Saturday that 4-star Alabama linebacker commitment Markail Benton was taking an official visit to Auburn this weekend. However, he is denying those reports.
Benton, the nation’s No. 7 outside linebacker from Central High School (Phenix City, Ala.), told SEC Country that there was some confusion between him and his father, Chris Lee.
“I was supposed to go to Auburn today, and he (my father) thought I did, but I did not go,” Benton said. “I’m headed to the school because we have a basketball game tonight.”
Central High School is less than an hour away from Auburn, and it’s one of the biggest reasons why the Tigers were considered the favorites to land Benton before he committed to Alabama. Since his commitment to the Crimson Tide this past summer, Benton has not visited any other college.
He has, though, over the past few weeks, tried to visit Georgia and now Auburn. He ended up canceling his trip to Georgia and now didn’t follow through with his trip to Auburn. He did take an official visit to Alabama last weekend.
It should be noted that SEC Country’s Auburn recruiting writer Benjamin Wolk has been at the Tigers’ football complex all day on Saturday and did not see Benton on campus.
So, after his desire to visit other schools in January, will Benton still sign with Alabama on National Signing Day this Wednesday?
“Of course,” Benton said.
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