Charlie Benton

Charlie Benton
  • Position Linebacker
  • Height 6'3"
  • Weight 215
  • Hometown Opelika, Ala.
  • Junior College Butler CC
  • Junior College Coach Tim Schaffner



  • Played for coach Tim Schaffner at Butler Community College (Kan.)
  • Helped team to an 8-3 record in 2017
  • Finished the season ranked third on the team with 34 tackles, tied for second with 10 tackles for loss, four pass breakups, two sacks, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one interception
  • All-KJCCC Second Team (2017)
  • Three-star rating by rivals and 247Sports
  • No. 5 safety nationally and No. 71 overall by 247Sports
  • No. 5 ranked outside linebacker by ESPN
  • Also offered by Iowa State
  • Previously played three seasons for coach Brian Blackmon at Opelika High (Ala.)
  • Helped team to a 12-1 record and an appearance in the Alabama 6A Quarterfinals in 2015
  • Finished the 2015 season with 72 tackles, nine pass breakups, four tackles for loss, four interceptions and three sacks
  • Had 158 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 17 pass breakups, five interceptions, and two fumble recoveries during high school career
  • Played in the 2015 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game
  • Opelika-Auburn News All-Area First Team (2015)

Other Offers

West Virginia

Iowa State


Social Media

Recruiting Timeline

  • Signs NLI


    Benton signs National Letter of Intent.

  • Official Visit


    Benton officially visits West Virginia.

  • Verbal Commit


    Benton verbally commits to West Virginia.