May 3, 2010

It's Northwestern or Ohio State for Bennett

May has just begun and Michael Bennett is already down to two schools.

One is a no-brainer. Ohio State is Bennett's home-state school, sitting about 80 miles east of his hometown of Centerville. It's also a traditional football powerhouse that appeared in three BCS title games in the last decade.

The other school might come as a surprise to many -- especially because the 6-foot-3, 275-pound defensive tackle's offer list includes the likes of Alabama, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Michigan. But Northwestern has become a respected Big Ten program over the last 15 years, and the Wildcats are beginning to make their mark on the recruiting trail as well.

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