February 10, 2009

Benton talks events leading to switch

DeAngelo Benton signed with LSU out Bastrop (La.) High in 2007. He signed with LSU again in '08 out of prep school. The third time seemed nothing more than a formality.

Not to Benton. Not to Auburn.

After failing to qualify and enroll at LSU following a year at Hargrave Military Academy, a prep school in Chatham, Va., Benton, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound receiver, had his choice once again as to which four-year college he'd sign with Feb. 6.

Benton had stayed committed to the in-state Tigers since high school, but two years removed, he began having his doubts. He at least wanted to check out another school this time around. Enter Trooper Taylor. Enter Auburn.

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