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Early Signing Period: West Virginia adds JUCO linebacker Charlie Benton

The 6’3” linebacker could also fit in as a SPUR safety in Tony Gibson’s defense.

Charlie Benton | Twitter @charlieb_24

Take Me Home ‘18: Charlie Benton, Defensive Back

Positon Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
Positon Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
S 6'4" 215 Butler C.C. (El Dorado, KS) Three-star; No. 5 JUCO S


247Sports (composite): ★★★; Grade: 0.8510; No. 79 National JUCO; No. 5 JUCO S; No. 16 AL JUCO

247Sports: Not Ranked

ESPN: ★★★; Grade: 77; No. 5 JUCO OLB

Rivals: ★★★; Rating: 5.5

Verbally Committed on October 1, 2017

Benton seems like the ideal SPUR safety in West Virginia’s 3-3-5 defense. He’s currently listed as a safety according to the major recruiting sites but, according to expects to play an outside linebacker position at the FBS level.

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