09-30-2010 02:04 AM

Everette Benjamin nearly went to the rival.

When Hofstra disbanded its football team last year, the senior running back needed a new home. He looked at Tennessee-Martin, but didn’t think the location was right for him.

Suddenly, it was down to Central Connecticut and Albany, much like the Northeast Conference race usually is.

“Central beat Albany last year and I went to Albany for a visit and really didn’t like it, I don’t know why,” Benjamin said. “Central gave me a look really last minute. I was on campus a week before school started. But I’m really thankful it worked out.”

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