Morgantown, West Virginia – Moments ago, Justin Benton, a talented four star defensive tackle from Covington, Georgia who previously committed to play for the Mountaineers in the 2023 recruiting class, announced that he will no longer be attending West Virginia University. Instead, he will attend Houston.
Benton, 6’2 275 pounds, is the 21st best recruit in the state of Georgia and the #13 ranked defensive tackle nationally, according to Rivals. Benton recently visited Arkansas, Texas and Houston. It’s unclear at the moment why Benton switched, but he is a huge loss for the Mountaineers and likely not the last recruit that the team will lose in the coming weeks.