Kentucky dipped into the Volunteer State and extended an offer to Battle Ground Academy (Tenn.) outside linebacker Chico Bennett Jr. The three-star prospect holds offers from SEC East foe and home state school Tennessee. He also has received offers from Memphis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Purdue, and several smaller schools.

The 6-foot-4, 215-pound junior talks about his latest SEC offer coming from Kentucky.

“I was not expecting an offer from Kentucky, to be honest.”

Bennett Jr. explains what he knows about the team up north in Lexington.

“I know they are a program coming along really well.”

He discusses his summer plans that include schools in the SEC, Big 12, B1G, and ACC.

“I’ll be visiting Georgia, TCU, Purdue, Auburn, Georgia Tech, and Kentucky. I’m not sure when I’ll visit them all, but the Kentucky visit could happen in June.”

The Battle Ground Academy junior said he has no favorites at this time.

“I’m still weighing my options, to be honest.”

Bennett Jr. has a timetable on when he wants to make his college decision.

“I want to make my decision before the season starts. So in the next couple of months, I want my decision to be made.

UK assistant Dean Hood is handling Bennett Jr’s recruitment.

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