Excited to announce that I’m committing to USF!!⚫️🟣 @CooCoachA @CoachChapin @CoachMaxwe11 @gridironarizona @SOAZFootball @HighBuena @BuenaHerd @JavierJMorales @ISWEATGREATNESS pic.twitter.com/6hyi8kjX5v
— Isaac Benoit (@Its_IsaacBenoit) January 20, 2021
Buena RB/OLB Isaac Benoit has announced his commitment to play for the University of Sioux Falls, joining Colts teammate Dominic Avant, an offensive tackle who made his pledge to the Cougars on Tuesday.
Benoit finished the shortened season with 158 yards rushing at 7.2 yards per carry to help the Colts to a 2-2 record. He also collected 11 tackles.
Located in South Dakota, the Cougars compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) as an NCAA D-II affiliate. Five players from the Phoenix area are on the current roster.
A total of 18 local players have committed or signed:
- Former Salpointe OT Jonah Miller on May 18 to Oregon. He is forgoing his final season in high school and plans to attend Oregon in the spring. He signed on Dec. 16.
- CDO RB Stevie Rocker on July 16 to Arizona. He signed on Dec. 16.
- CDO DE/LB Chase Randall on Sept. 2 to Sioux Falls.
- Ironwood Ridge QB Chase Cassel on Sept. 23 to St. Norbert.
- Nogales LB Rene R. Urias Jr. on Oct. 1 to Grinnell
- Cienega QB Ryan Swoger on Oct. 23 to South Dakota State. He signed on Dec. 16.
- Walden Grove LB Sebastian Adamski on Nov. 16 to Drake. He signed on Dec. 16.
- Cienega C Andrew Husfelt on Nov. 19 to Washburn.
- Ironwood Ridge FS Dylan Cook on Nov. 24 to Morehead State
- Walden Grove WR Alex Culbertson on Nov. 24 to Simpson
- Catalina Foothills TE Garrick Krautz on Dec. 9 to Morehead State.
- Cienega SS Sebastian Felix on Dec. 16 to Drake.
- Cienega LB Isaiah Webb on Dec. 18 to Western New Mexico.
- Cienega DT Hunter Schlagel on Dec. 18 to Western New Mexico.
- Buena OT Dominc Avant on Jan. 19 to Sioux Falls.
- Pusch Ridge RB/DB Evan Lovett on Jan. 19 to Minot (N.D.) State
- Cienega WR/DB Charles Hamm III on Jan. 19 to Jamestown.
- Buena RB Isaac Benoit on Jan. 20 to Sioux Falls
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019 and he is a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. Contact Andy Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org