Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Lake Hiawatha, FL, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Lake Hiawatha, FL, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
Special to the Daily CommercialAnother weekend, chock-full of fun events, is ahead for Lake County.In Leesburg, the carnival is coming to town at the Lake Square Mall, while Mount Dora will host its annual Scottish Highland Festival. Eustis will commence with the 119th annual Georgefest coronation ball while Tavares and Clermont show their appreciation for Florida Arbor Day with tree giveaways.Here’s what’s on tap:2021 Carnival It’s carnival time at the La...
Special to the Daily Commercial
Another weekend, chock-full of fun events, is ahead for Lake County.
In Leesburg, the carnival is coming to town at the Lake Square Mall, while Mount Dora will host its annual Scottish Highland Festival. Eustis will commence with the 119th annual Georgefest coronation ball while Tavares and Clermont show their appreciation for Florida Arbor Day with tree giveaways.
Here’s what’s on tap:
It’s carnival time at the Lake Square Mall, 10401 US HWY 441 in Leesburg, which runs from 5 to 10 p.m. tonight, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday night, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Grab a foot-long corn dog, cotton candy and other carnival favorites, try out the thrilling rides and try your luck at classic carnival games.
Admission and parking is free. Tickets for rides start at $1.50 or grab an unlimited rides wristband for $30.
Celebrate the Scottish culture in Mount Dora on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with their annual Scottish Highland Festival. Enjoy bagpipers, Highland athletics, Celtic music, dancing, Scottish reenactment camps, society and heritage clan village, shortbread contest and more.
Admission is $10 per person, seniors and children are $5 and military is free.
On Saturday, The Leesburg Recreation Department is hosting their first Rec’n Saturday of 2021 with a new fun adventure, Audio Game, at Ski Beach in Leesburg beginning at 10 a.m.
What is it? They say it’s part flash mob, part Simon Says. Put on your headphones then follow the instructions. This public, non-invasive game allows players to interact from a distance.
Cost if $5 per person. All props will be supplied.
Register by calling 352-728-9885.
On Saturday, the city of Clermont will give out 1,000 free slash pine tree seedlings with instructions in honor of Florida’s Arbor Day. It begins at 8 a.m. until all trees are gone. Pick up is at Lake Hiawatha Preserve, east pavilion, 420 Lake Minneola Shores/County Road 561.
They will also have a special reading of “The Giving Tree” by Kim Roccanti.
Join the public works department in Tavares for their 4th annual Arbor Day celebration, where UF/IFAS will be on site providing information on planting and pruning trees. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wooten Park, 100 E. Ruby Street in Tavares.
They will also be giving away seedlings such as loquats, bottlebrush, holly, golden trumpet, guava, brown turkey fig, blue ice cypress and Walter’s Viburnum.
Spanish Springs, 1120 Main Street in The Villages, is hosting their monthly cruise-in on Saturday at 4 p.m.
People are invited to register their classic car, which is 30 years or old, into the contest and enjoy the night life and local vendors.
The main stage will host The Lizzies of North Central Florida and Blonde Ambition.
Downtown Clermont will host their Mega Food Trucks 2021 to showcase the array of food vendors on Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m.
Some of these include Ritters Frozen Custard, Oshimotto Japanese, Jour D’Crepe, Willy T’s Crab Shack, Monsta Lobsta, Flingy Wingy, Europa Grill, El Cubanito and Pizza in a Cone.
Event is free to attend.
Your presence is requested at Washington’s Coronation Ball on Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Eustis Community Center, 601 Northshore Drive, where the Georgefest king and queen will be announced and their court introduced.
Tickets are $65 per person.
Reservations are required as space is limited. Call 352-483-5491.
Gator Harley-Davidson, 1745 US HWY 441 in Leesburg, is hosting a Paint, Sip and Fun night to support the Women Veteran Transition Home on Sunday at 11 a.m.
This painting event will feature a gator riding a Harley. It’s bring your own wine with complimentary beer and snacks.
Cost is $35.
Join the staff at Pear Park, 26701 US HWY 27 in Leesburg, for an early evening hike exploring the nature at Pear Park. Get out in the fresh air and enjoy natural Florida.
Reservations can be made by calling Justin Pouliot at 352-516-7011 or email [email protected]
Eastview boys basketball defeats WayzataThe following athletes will be nominated in this weeks' SBLive Minnesota Athlete of the Week.If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email [email protected] with “MHSAW Nomination” in the subject line....
The following athletes will be nominated in this weeks' SBLive Minnesota Athlete of the Week.
If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email [email protected] with “MHSAW Nomination” in the subject line.
Ben Kopetzki, Andover
The senior guard scored 46 points in an 88-78 win over Lakeville South on December 9 and another 40 points in a 94-83 loss to Robbinsdale Cooper the next day. His 43 points-per-game average is tops in the state, according to MNbasketballhub.
Kam’Ron Solomon, Hiawatha Collegiate
The sophomore hit eight 3-pointers and finished with 26 points in an 83-55 win over St. Paul Johnson on December 10. He had 12 points and hit two threes in a 92-68 win on December 6 and had 15 points and hit four 3-pointers in a 78-64 loss, Dec. 5. His 20 three-pointers made are the most in Minnesota.
Lewis Wolbert, Milaca
The senior guard scored 17 points, had 10 assists, seven steals, and six rebounds in a 93-36 drubbing of Ogilvie on Dec. 8. He scored 27 points, had four steals, and four assists in a 56-52 win at Royalton on Dec. 6. His 21 steals are the most in the state.
Erick Reader, New Life Academy
The senior forward scored 14 points and collected 12 rebounds in an 83-43 win over Liberty Classical, December 8, and followed that up with 19 points and 17 rebounds in a 79-54 win over Randolph on December 10. His 43 rebounds are fourth-most in Minnesota, and his 14.3 rebounds-per-game average is sixth-best.
Asher Zubich, Mountain Iron-Buhl
The senior had 39 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and two steals in a 97-93 win over Red Lake on December 6 and 21 points, eight assists, six rebounds and a block in a 93-21 thumping at Cook County on December 8. His 30 points-per-game average is tied for fifth-best in the state.
Maddyn Greenway, Providence Academy
The freshman guard scored 37 points, had eight assists, four steals and six rebounds in a 74-54 win over Mahtomedi on December 7. She then scored 29 points, dished four assists, had five steals, and three rebounds in a 74-48 win over Goodhue on December 10. She leads Minnesota in total points and points per game.
Laura Hauge, St. Croix Lutheran
She hit 12 threes over three games, averaging over 20 points per game. She had six threes and 22 points in a 54-33 win over Simley on December 6 and another six threes and 33 points in a 73-50 win over St. Croix Prep on December 9. Her 30 three-pointers made are eight more than the next best total in Minnesota.
Emily Erickson, Chisago Lakes
The senior scored 35 points, gathered eight rebounds and four steals in a 54-46 win over St. Agnes on December 6 and had 34 points, eight steals and three boards in a 63-22 win over Mora on December 9. Her 29.7 points-per-game average is second-best in the state.
Lydia Lakanen, Anoka
The junior forward had 13 rebounds in two winning performances: a 75-60 win at Spring Lake Park on December 6, and a 58-51 win over Osseo on December 9. She also had six blocks, four assists and 13 points in those games. Her 65 total rebounds are the most in Minnesota.
Makenzie Anderstrom, New Life Academy
The junior was three steals shy of a triple-double in a 41-334 win over Christ’s Household of Faith on December 10. She had 10 points, 17 rebounds and seven steals in the game. On December 8, she had 12 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 58-34 win over Liberty Classical. Her 17.7 rebounds-per-game average is tops in the state.
When a gust of wind took Ashlee Conley's Frisbee-like saucer into a lake on the 16th hole of the Lake Hiawatha Preserve disc-golf course in Clermont, the Kissimmee resident was too terrified of alligators to retrieve it."I love my disc," she said. "But no."It's one one of the hazards of the increasingly popular sport, just as it is with regular golf when balls sail into water where gators lurk. But for disc golfers, there's no close-cropped grass or motorized vehicles.Central Florida officials see dol...
When a gust of wind took Ashlee Conley's Frisbee-like saucer into a lake on the 16th hole of the Lake Hiawatha Preserve disc-golf course in Clermont, the Kissimmee resident was too terrified of alligators to retrieve it.
"I love my disc," she said. "But no."
It's one one of the hazards of the increasingly popular sport, just as it is with regular golf when balls sail into water where gators lurk. But for disc golfers, there's no close-cropped grass or motorized vehicles.
Central Florida officials see dollar signs in the low costs of a sport some call "poor man's golf." Orlando recently completed a third course at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake and Lake County is becoming a hotbed for the sport in which players fling a disc in hopes of hearing that final clink within a metal-chain basket.
Leesburg, Eustis and Mount Dora have recently approved new tournament-caliber courses with 18 holes and Clermont will review a new course within the next month, creating the Lake County Disc Golf Trail to further distinguish its sports-tourism footprint.
Cost for the three new courses is about $155,000, with about half being footed by the county. In comparison, Clermont spent $251,000 to renovate Hancock Park's baseball diamonds for a college softball tournament this spring.
Putting them in doesn't require a lot of heavy construction, either.
Robert Chandler, the county's economic growth director, explained that to Leesburg commissioners recently in pitching a course at an old landfill site.
"You don't need bathrooms," he said. "You have places along the walking trail."
Setting up a course can be as simple as moving portable chain-link baskets for holes. A permanent disc golf course isn't much more: the metal basket is drilled into the ground and a concrete patio is installed for "teeing" off.
Using "driver" and "putter" discs to negotiate terrain, players maneuver discs around trees with a fling intended to curve to the left or right — sometimes only to see it taken by the wind.
In Conley's case, a gust blew her disc into gator-infested waters.
"My backhand isn't as strong as my flick," she said. "It went in, and it was a nice flick, but the wind got it."
Although players like woodsy courses, some Lake residents objected on environmental grounds about a nine-hole course at Hidden Waters Preserve in Eustis, which is owned by the Lake County Water Authority.
"There are possibilities of damage to the property as a result of that game," said Tully Patrowicz, 85, of Mount Dora, a retired ophthalmologist. "[The discs] go off to the side, and they hit the trees, and so there's damage to the trees."
He said about 1,000 residents signed a petition against the continuation of that course, which the water authority agreed to close by the end of June.
Ben Champion, director of the Florida Disc Golf Foundation, sighed over the opposition.
"We hired an environmental consultant to go out there … and her evaluation is that there's almost zero impact." he said. "It's become super political."
But Lake cities are still looking to capitalize. If Clermont approves construction of another course in the near future, the county will build a $40,000 18-hole course at North Lake Community Park in Umatilla, completing the disc golf trail.
"Our goal is to one day host a world championship, which will bring over 1,000 disc golfers to Lake County," Chandler said. The Lake County Trailblazer disc golf tournament was held over Memorial Day weekend, drawing about 100 competitors.
With investment in athletic complexes, Central Florida counties have sought to dangle sunshine and theme parks to entice sports conferences and tournaments from around the country.
Seminole County completed a $27 million athletic complex a year ago in hopes of tapping into the sports industry. The new facility has synthetic turf fields that can be interchangeable for baseball, softball, lacrosse, football and soccer.
Lake, meanwhile, approved $2 million in May to build a fieldhouse for its 21 professional-level beach volleyball courts at Hickory Point Park in Tavares. The growing sport held its first NCAA championship last year.
But for officials, sport tourism's benefits are twofold.
"The great thing about it is that the courses will serve a dual purpose," Chandler said in an email. "One, sports tourism driver, and two, community amenity."
[email protected] or 352-742-5927.
Developed in the USA and tested on the toughest tracks in the world, Maxima Racing Oils are proven to increased horsepower, prolong engine life and offer unsurpassed engine cleanliness. Maxima has been committed to MX & SX for over 30 years and is used by more factory teams, engine builders and racers. Know you’re running the best with championship winning products. Maxima – Race Grade Formulas.Advertisement | Advertise with Us...
With the 41st annual Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch just around the corner, we thought we would share a reminder that there were AMA Youth and Amateur Nationals before Loretta Lynn's Ranch was ever a thing. The races moved around from year to year, and stopped at tracks like Carlsbad Raceway, Baja Acres, Brownsville City Park, Freddy Van's, the old Hangtown at Plymouth, and more.
During the COVID-19 shutdown we worked on sourcing as many of those old results and events as we could, with the help of past amateur greats like Ferrell McCollough, Troy Bradshaw, Jimmy McCaffery, and even David Bailey. Here are the results we were able to gather so far.
Rolling Hills Cycle Park. Reidsville, NC August 29-30, 1981
125cc Schoolboy (12-15)
100cc Schoolboy (12-15)
85cc Modified (12-14)
85cc Stock (12-14)
85cc Modified (7-11)
85cc Stock (7-11)
Spring Creek Raceway, Millville, MN
Luzerne Park, Brownsville, PA
85cc (7-11) Stock
85cc (7-11) Modified
85cc (12-14) Stock
85cc (12-14) Modified
0-85cc Stock (7-11)
0-85cc Modified (7-11)
0-85cc Stock (12-14)
0-85cc Modified (12-14)
Atlanta International Raceway. Hampton, GA October 8, 1978
High Point Raceway, Mt. Morris, PA
Carlsbad Raceway. Carlsbad, CA October 17, 1976
Baldwin Motocross Park. Baldwin, Kansas
August 30-31, 1975. Freddy Van’s Cycleland. Pittsburg, Kansas
March 2023 Issue Now Available
Christian Bentancur recalls a few years ago watching college football games, thinking about what it would be like to be recruited by the most prominent NCAA Division I schools.And now Bentancur, who will be a junior wide receiver at Marian Central, is finding out.Bentancur’s list of schools that have extended offers hit 28 Wednesday with two more big-time programs, Ohio State and Florida, jumping. On...
Christian Bentancur recalls a few years ago watching college football games, thinking about what it would be like to be recruited by the most prominent NCAA Division I schools.
And now Bentancur, who will be a junior wide receiver at Marian Central, is finding out.
Bentancur’s list of schools that have extended offers hit 28 Wednesday with two more big-time programs, Ohio State and Florida, jumping. On Friday, Bentancur announced on his Twitter page that Clemson had offered. Some others who recently offered were Oregon, Michigan and Oklahoma.
After a great camp and conversation with @ryandaytime, I’m blessed to say that I have received another offer from Ohio State!! @OSUCoachKDub @etwill21 @AllenTrieu @Rivals_Clint @Rivals @247Sports @MarianCentralFB @EDGYTIM @OhioStateFB #blessed pic.twitter.com/bzJnzX2JbD— Christian Bentancur (@cbentancur18) June 15, 2022
“It’s crazy. As a kid you watch them on the TV and you’re like, ‘I wonder what these people are going through,’ and then you start going through it, and it’s absolutely nuts,” Bentancur said. “Every [offer] I’m super blessed for, and I’m excited to keep on this recruiting process.”
Bentancur has caught 89 passes in two seasons (one abbreviated by COVID-19) for 1,792 yards and 24 touchdowns. He is a two-time Northwest Herald All-Area first-team receiver.
At 6-foot-4, 235 pounds, Bentancur projects as a tight end in college. He recently visited Ohio State and Clemson, where he had workouts at camps. Ohio State coach Ryan Day made the offer to Bentancur on Wednesday. Florida coach Billy Napier’s staff also offered that day.
“Usually, on the phone, it’s 15-, 20-minute conversations,” Bentancur said. “Most of the places I know pretty well, so there’s no introductions, we just talk about what they think of me, and they offer me, and we talk about what I’m looking for.
“I kind of figured it out myself,” Bentancur said of the recruitment process. “Luke Dalton [a former Marian offensive lineman now at Cincinnati] helped me set up my Twitter and stuff like that. I went through all that. I talked to other players on recruiting visits about how they went through it.”
Bentancur plans to visit Wisconsin on Tuesday and has other visits set for Louisville and Arkansas, all schools that have issued offers. He will meet the coaching staff, take campus tours, learn about the programs and do photo shoots.
Bentancur plans on taking his five official visits during his junior year, but likely in the spring semester and not during his football season.
Currently, he is practicing with Marian’s football team and going to basketball camp. He also is working with Marian graduate Pat Wenzel at Davis Speed Center in Crystal Lake.
Bentancur embraces the attention of recruiting, although it can become intense.
“I’ve learned to enjoy it,” he said. “Some parts are overwhelming and stressful at times. I’ve been enjoying and am blessed with the position I’m in right now.”