Bennett Portaro from Cornelius NC | Youth1

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Bennett Portaro

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Achievements

  • Year
    Honor/award
  • 2022
    AWARDED INVITE: FBU TOP GUN NATIONAL SHOWCASE
  • 2022
    AWARDED INVITE: ALL AMERICAN CHALLENGE BY VTO SPORTS
  • 2022
    AWARDED INVITE: CAMP IMPACT (QB)
  • 2021
    AWARDED: ALL CONFERENCE QB
  • 2021
    AWARDED: OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
  • 2021
    AWARDED: TEAM CAPTAIN DESIGNATION
  • 2022
    Camp: Clemson
  • 2022
    Camp: ODU Ricky Rahne
  • 2022
    Camp: Mercer Mega Camp
  • 2022
    Camp: UNC Mack Brown
  • 2022
    Camp: UNC Charlotte Will Healy
  • 2022
    Camp: FBU Charlotte
  • 2022
    Camp: FBU Raleigh
  • 2022
    Combine: Rivals
  • 2022
    Camp: NXGN Elite
  • 2021
    Prep Redzone Article (11-29-21) stating Bennett Portaro as a 2026 QB to watch
  • 2022
    Received 247sports Profile: https://247sports.com/Player/Bennett-Portaro-46135274/
  • 2022
    Received my NCAA ID, which is 2207600896
  • 2022
    Ranked #1 in US for Focus Speed by Ryzer TAP for 2026 QB’s
  • 2022
    AWARDED INVITE: Next Level Freshman Classic (January 2023)
  • 2022
    Scouting Report posted on me by QB Hitlist

Schools

School Name HS Graduation GPA
Southlake Christian Academy-Davidson Day 2026

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Goals and about me

My Dream Goal
Play QB in the NFL.
My Individual Season Goal
State Championship.
About me
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 the US by Ryzer TAP for 2026 QB’s. I mention that because I have been told that my accuracy and ability to avoid the rush is directly tied to it. I am currently 5” 10” and the chiropractor thinks that I will end up being 6’ 3”, based upon the room left in my growth plates. My wing span is 6’1” (8th grade), 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. Academics are extremely important to me and my family. 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. Personally, I enjoy spending time with the Bethel Youth Group at my church. I also 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 really important. If you put your faith in me, I will NOT let you, your team or your school down. I lead by example.
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