Recruiting heats up for RB Kani Benoit 

November, 20, 2012
The senior season of one of the fastest rising players in the West during this recruiting cycle came to an end last week after a 28-17 loss to Queen Creek (Ariz.). Kani Benoit (Phoenix, Ariz./Thunderbird), a 5-foot-11, 200-pound running back, had another solid game but it wasn't enough to help Thunderbird advance to the Arizona Division III state championship game.

"It's tough to have it all come to an end like this," Benoit said. "To come so far and get this close and then lose is hard, but I have a great opportunity to play college football and now I have time to concentrate on recruiting."

Benoit has been patient while waiting for his recruitment to take off. Schools such as Boise State, Oregon and Vanderbilt have all been in touch recently, as has local favorite Arizona State. The Broncos, Ducks and Commodores are all waiting for his test scores to come back to ensure that he will qualify. When he gets his scores back Dec. 8, he expects to be getting some offers.