June 11, 2012
Reynoldsburg's Traylor-Bennett picks Cincinnati
Fresh off a strong track season and after putting together a strong pool of offers, Reynoldsburg wide receiver Mykel Traylor-Bennett verbally committed to Cincinnati late Sunday night.
According to Traylor-Bennett's profile on ScoutingOhio.com, the 6-3, 195-pounder from the 2013 recruiting class also had offers from BCS schools such as Syracuse and Minnesota as well as several from the MAC.
Last season, he finished with 26 catches for 540 yards and seven touchdowns and rushed 48 times for 240 yards and five scores. He also had six punt returns for 166 yards and a score and another 211 yards on kickoff returns.
"I'm happy to be a Bearcat," Traylor-Bennett said on a text. "I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. It feels like home there. I love the football team and that's where I feel most confident and most comfortable about."
The biggest things about Traylor-Bennett that make him an attractive college recruit are his quickness and his energy.
This spring, Traylor-Bennett ran on the 400 relay that placed third (43.13) at the Division I, district 3 track meet to advance to the regional.
He also contributed 4.8 points per game for the boys basketball team as it earned the program its second district championship in March.