I always find myself pulling very hard for walk on players, especially when they give up scholarships at other schools to play for the U. Welcome aboard Ben.
His rivals page only has FCS offers (Illinois St., North Dakota,N. Iowa)
I think he ends up on the defensive side of the ball. He looks like a good HS WR. Defensively, he's more impressive. He reminds me quit a bit of Frank Veldman, a kid we offered a WO to last season but chose North Dakota St.
This kid is a pretty big kid, 6'4" 200lbs, after he gets in a college weight program, he could end up at a variety of different positions.
As big as he is, I didn't think he looked all that physical on d, especially playing safety, but I just watched the highlights from the one game (posted earlier). That's why TE came to my mind.
He could certainly end up on offense.
Here are the highlights that I saw that made me think he looked pretty physical....
Whenever we can get a kid to turn down scholarships to walk-on, that's a win in my book. He certainly doesn't shy away from contact, which means he could at the least be a special teams contributor.
Also, not that it's a reflection of Ben, but holy crap there is some awful QB play on that film. I've never heard of the North Shore Conference before or any of its schools, but that's some fugly offense.