June 26, 2019

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Diamond in the Rough: Aaron Benfield, E.D. White High School

Aaron Benfield is a middle line backer from Schriever, Louisiana. This four-star athlete attends E.D. White High School and will be graduating in May of 2019. At 305 pounds, this 6″1″ student-athlete has a 3.0 GPA, received a 22 on his ACT and was 1st Team All-District. With 102  tackles during his junior season, Aaron is looking forward to continuing to be a playmaker on the field and getting closer to a state title.

How old were you when you started playing?

I was only 7 years old, which is relatively young in youth sports. It looked really fun as a little boy so I was eager to get involved.

How have you improved since your first year of high school?

Since my freshman year of high school, I learned how to be a leader and I also greatly improved my form and athleticism.

What would your coaches say about you?

My coaches would say that I am very hard working and that I am a smart player on and off the field. They would also say that I am a great leader.

What makes you different from the other players?

I am very observant. I pay great attention to detail and am very knowledgeable of the field and the game. I have a unique love for the game which is displayed through my work ethic.

Do you play any other sports?

When I am not on the field, I am powerlifting. I am also a member of the track and field team as a participant in the shot put.Bench: 305

Squat: 465

Clean: 300

40 yd Dash: 4.8

Shuttle: 4.5

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