Recruiting website 247Sports just released its first rankings for the Class of 2023, and Newton High School sophomore Justin Benton received national recognition.
The explosive defensive end was listed as a 4-star recruit and ranked No. 99 in the country for his class. He’s also ranked No. 11 in the state of Georgia by the outlet.
Benton was a force on the field as a freshman. Standing at 6-3 and weighing 245 pounds, he took the area by storm by recording 76 tackles, seven sacks and two forced fumbles on the way to being named the 2019 All-Covington News Freshman of the Year.