2016 National Signing Day Hoosier Profile: WR Phil Benker

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Position: Wide Receiver

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 190lbs.

Rank: 3-star (247 Sports)


Indiana sported the Big Ten’s best passing attack in 2015, and they could use some bigger bodies at the receiver position. While Phil Benker isn’t 6’7” or even 6’4”, he is a solid 6’2”, which should added some much needed length at the receiver position for IU.

On his highlight tape he shows breakaway speed to burn defenses over the top and run away from defensive backs. He can play both outside and in the slot and is not afraid to take a hit. It looks as if the Hoosiers have found their deep threat of the future. Benker said he is going to play the outside receiver spot and believes he can have "a huge impact coming in with (IU) playing a lot of freshman and (IU) throwing the ball and usuing their outside guys like they do." Benker had offers from Wake Forest, South Florida, Central Florida, as well as bot Florida International and Florida Atlantic before pledging his service to the Hoosiers.