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Bennett Portaro

Class of 2026

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  • Southlake Christian Academy - Davidson Day
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  • Cornelius, NC
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  • Class of 2026
Ranked #1 in NC and #63 in US by QB Hitlist (2026 QB’s) on August 13, 2022. My first media recognition was in 8th grade (November 2021). I was included in an article and tweet by Prep Redzone as a 2026 QB Prospect to watch. In that 8th grade season, I was awarded All-Conference Quarterback, Offensive Player of the Year and Team Captain. I averaged over 1TD every quarter, throughout both the season and postseason. In 2022, I was awarded an invite as a QB to the FBU Top Gun National Showcase; an invite to compete in the All-American Challenge; and an invite to compete at Camp Impact (QB) at the Dallas Cowboys stadium. I am excited to soon be playing on our Varsity Football team as a Freshman. In July 2022, I received my NCAA Eligibility Number (2207600896) and received a 247sports profile by an Auburn sportswriter: https://247sports.com/Player/Bennett-Portaro-46135274/ In May 2022, I was ranked #1 in Focus Speed in the US by Ryzer TAP for 2026 QB’s. My wing span is 6’1” & my hands are 8.88” (8th Grade). I’ve been working with private QB coaches for 4 years. 2 of them have trained Will Grier and Sam Hartman. They have taught me the tremendous advantages of studying HUDL game film and how to identify the weaknesses of my opponents. My dad was raised by a Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant and raises me the same way. I have a 3.8 grade point average and was part of the Duke TIP Program. I plan to study computer engineering. I enjoy spending time with Bethel Youth Group at my church, and like spending time with Alongside Families, a charity that my family started which helps homeless mothers and their children. The fear of someone else working harder than me at QB motivates me every day. I am never late and always at the front of the room, with full eye contact toward the person speaking. Choosing the right leader is very important. If you put your faith in me, I will NOT let you down. I lead by example.


Height: 5'10"

Weight: 140 lbs.

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GPA: 3.8

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Score: 84.92

Scouting Report

Bennett has good size for a 2026 Pro Style QB at 5’10 140 lbs. This QB can hurt you in many different ways. He works well within the pocket with good mobility. Never gives up on a play, seeking out big plays downfield. A high release point adding lift to his delivery.
When given the time and space his throws are right on the mark. Capable of leading his receivers with good anticipation. Can work to increase his accuracy with added consistency.
A strong throwing QB who can make all throws required of him. His short and intermediate throws include high velocity, getting to his receivers in a hurry. Very good vertical passing game, capable to extend the field over coverage.
Does a nice job getting to the outside of the pocket as he remains focused downfield for potential targets. His throws include strong forward momentum as he fires the ball in the direction of his intended receiver.
He works well around the backfield with good mobility and agility. Not classified as a Dual Threat but can take the ball in when needed.
He displays good control of his offensive unit. Confident in his abilities as a QB, not afraid to be aggressive with his throws.
Good patience in the backfield, able to sit back and wait for the play to develop. He shows good awareness of the space around him.
An intelligent QB who makes the right call based on defensive coverage. Able to work through his receiver options, processing the information quickly.
His throws include a soft touch and solid trajectory. Making the right adjustments to his velocity depending on the passing situation.
All Conference QB11/18/2021
Offensive Player Of The Year11/18/2021
INVITE AWARDED - 2022 FBU Top Gun05/21/2022
INVITE AWARDED - VTO Sports-All American Challenge07/08/2022
Prep Redzone Article and Tweet (11-29-21) stating Bennett Portaro as a 2026 QB to watch11/29/2021
INVITE AWARDED - Camp Impact (QB)05/24/2022
Received 247sports Profile07/01/2022
Team Captain Designation08/20/2021
Ranked #1 in US for 2026 QB’s by Ryzer TAP05/29/2022
INVITE AWARDED: Next Level Freshman Classic (January 2023) and the NUC All American Game (Dec.2022)08/04/2022

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