Alabama and Auburn have this much in common: Neither wants to see four-star LB Markail Benton leave the state.
Both schools have been in pursuit of the Phenix City, Alabama, product, and both coaching staffs should be relieved to know that they made the latest cut on Benton’s list of schools.
On Thursday, Benton revealed that he has trimmed his list of schools under consideration from six to three.
He announced on Twitter that the Crimson Tide, Tigers and Florida State comprise his final three.
Top 3 ???? pic.twitter.com/iGAkhpnqrm
— Markail Benton (@king_benton_) June 2, 2016
LSU and South Carolina were on Benton’s Top 6, which he released in April, but appear to now be out of the running.
247 Sports’ composite rankings list Benton as the No. 6 outside linebacker in the 2017 recruiting class, and the No. 87 player overall.