Southern gains commitment from St. Martinville High football star

Southern gains commitment from St. Martinville High football star
Southern Jaguars (Source: Brian Pellerin)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - St. Martinville High School running back Travien Benjamin has committed to Southern.

The talented running back made the announcement Monday evening via Twitter.

Benjamin rushed for 2,243 yards and 43 touchdowns.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound running back was named to the 2018 Class 4A First Team All-State Offense.

Last season, Southern (7-4, 6-1) fell to Alcorn State 37-28 in the SWAC Championship after roaring through SWAC play.

The Jaguar nation is hoping Benjamin and the rest of 2019 recruiting class will give SU another shot at a title.

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