Spring roster: Xavier Moss shifts to safety for now

The big position move of the spring is sophomore Xavier Moss from wide receiver to safety.

Moss set a freshman record with 35 receptions in 2013. He caught just six passes in 11 starts last season.

Safety is an area of concern for Army heading into spring practice, which begins on March 12.

Seniors Geoff Bacon and Hayden Pierce, both who have started in parts of four seasons, graduate. Army shuffled players into the starting lineup at the two safeties spots last season.

Junior Luke Proulx, who started two games at safety last season, will miss spring practice due to injury.

Moss, who is 6-foot-2 and 197 pounds, requested the move from offense to defense. He will certainly provide more speed at the safety position. The question will be how quickly Moss picks up on his new position. He’s one of Army’s best athletes and the coaching staff needs to find a way to keep him on the field.

“He expressed an interest in doing that (playing safety),” Army coach Jeff Monken said. “Frankly, I let those guys try any position that they want during spring, within reason if we think it will help us. We are going to give it a whirl and see how he does, see how he handles the position changes and learning it and all the skills that go along with playing that position. If we feel it benefits our football team, we will leave him there.”

If Moss does remain on defense, Monken said there could be an opportunity for the sophomore, “to play on offense and be a two-way player.”

“Certainly not full time on every snap, that’s hard to do, but to be able to at least help us.” Monken said.

Junior Ryan Alexander will start the spring at tight end. Alexander finished the 2014 season at left tackle.

“He played a lot of tight end last year in an ineligible number with the unbalanced sets that we have,” Monken said. “It just makes sense to put an eligible number on him. He’s a good enough athlete to do that and be able to do all of the things that we are asking of the tight end. He’s tackle in a tight-end number but that doesn’t mean we can’t send him out in a pass route. He’s been working the routes when they run their captains’ practices. He’s a great kid and really works hard. He’s really conscientious. He’ll learn what he needs to do and he’ll know both positions.”

A few other position moves of note: sophomore Steven Johnson from safety to cornerback; sophomore Chasen Brown from linebacker to fullback.

Players who are not listed on the roster include junior linebacker Dalton Mendenhall, sophomore defensive tackle Ammon Tuimaunei; sophomore wide receiver Lane Holmes, freshman cornerback Khalil Harper, freshman center Tim Shover, freshman safety Chris Zook and freshman linebackers Jordan Elliott and Aaron Thompson.

Quarterbacks (4): A.J. Schurr, Jr. (injured, will not participate in spring practice); Ahmad Bradshaw, Fr.; Matt Kaufmann, Soph.; Seth Gonzalez, Fr.
Running backs/slotbacks (9): Joe Walker, Soph.; Elijah St. Hilaire, Soph.; John Trainor, Fr.; Egbezien Obiomon, Fr.; Christian Reed, Fr.; Marcelino Christie, Fr.; Matt McKenzie, Fr.; Grant Escobar, Jr.; Louis Napoles, Fr.;
Fullbacks (7): Matt Giachinta, Jr.; Aaron Kemper, Soph.; PaulAndrew Rhoden, Soph.; Richie Smith, Soph.; Chasen Brown, Soph.; Nick Shiver, Fr.; Corey Wilkinson, Fr.
Walk-on running backs (9): Austen Deepe, Fr.; Christian Hess, Fr.
Wide receivers (7): Edgar Poe, Soph.; DeAndre Bell, Jr.; Adam Bungum, Soph.; Jeff Ejekam, Fr.; Jermaine Adams, Fr.; Dylan Eddy, Fr.; Bronson Noggle, Fr.
Tight ends (4): Kelvin White, Jr.; Ryan Alexander, Jr.; Eddy Ruzga, Soph.; Nick Schebler, Fr.
Offensive line (20): Matt Hugenberg, Jr.; Justin Gilbert, Jr.; Drew Hennessy, Jr.; Corey Hobbs, Jr.; Wyatt Wilkerson, Jr.; Niko Schillaci, Jr.; Stefan Moreau, Soph.; Colby Enegren, Soph.; Lofi Tamasese, Soph.; O.J. Hall, Soph.; William Parker Bates, Soph.; Bryce Holland, Fr.; Jaryn Villegas, Fr.; Mike Houghton, Fr.; Brett Toth, Fr.; Trey Ratliff, Fr.; Josh Boylan, Fr.; Joe Tustin, Fr.; Sage Baltrusaitis, Fr.; Grant Kramer, Fr.

Defense
Defensive line (10): T.J. Atimalala, Jr.; Evan Finnane, Jr.; Jordan Smith, Soph.; Shawn Lemoto, Soph.; John Voit, Fr.; Andrew McLean, Fr.; Jake Vaughn, Fr.; Dan Carlone, Fr.; Spencer Welton, Fr.; Myles Brown, Fr.
Linebackers (16): Jeremy Timpf, Soph.; Andrew King, Soph.; Scott Washle, Fr.; Justin Fahn, Jr.; Kyle Ricciardi, Jr.; Seth Combs, Soph.; Sean McBryde, Soph.; Robert Jenkins, Soph.; Alex Aukerman, Fr.; Tyler L’Hommedieu, Fr.; Bayle Wolf, Fr.; Matt Sannella, Fr.; Justin Byers, Fr.; Dennis Washington, Fr.; Garrett Sweetser, Fr.; Dan Davis, Fr.
Cornerbacks (7): Chris Carnegie, Jr.; Josh Jenkins, Soph.; Jared Rogers, Jr.; Steven Johnson, Soph.; Tevin Long, Soph.; Caleb McNeil, Soph.; Taylor Ragland, Fr.
Safeties (10): Luke Proulx, Jr. (injured, will not participate in ; Rhyan England, Fr.; Xavier Moss, Soph.; Mike McFadden, Jr.; Joey Giovannelli, Jr.; Alex Waugh, Jr.; Gervon Simon, Soph.; Blake Goddard, Fr.; Brandon Barnes, Fr.; Zach Trainor, Fr.

Specialists
Kickers (5): Dan Grochowski, Jr.; Cale Brewer, Jr.; Mitchell Howard, Soph.; Jonathan Kim, Fr.; Blake Wilson, Fr.
Punters (2): Alex Tardieu, Jr.; Tim Garner, Fr.
Long snappers (3): Connor Farley, Jr.; Clay Barton, Fr.; Morgan Willcox, Fr.

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QB Schurr to miss spring practice

Army junior quarterback A.J. Schurr will miss the team’s spring practice following offseason shoulder surgery, coach Jeff Monken said Thursday.

Schurr is Army’s only returning quarterback with experience. He played in all 12 games in 2014, making consecutive starts against Yale and Ball State on Sept. 27 and Oct. 4. Schurr was the team’s fourth-leading rusher (320 yards) and completed 12 of 28 passes with one touchdown and one interception.

“He (Schurr) had shoulder surgery right after the season ended so he’s going to be out for the spring,” said Monken, whose team opens spring practice on March 12.

Schurr’s absence leaves Army with three quarterbacks – sophomore Matt Kaufmann and freshmen Ahmad Bradshaw and Seth Gonzales – for the spring.

Kaufmann was the star of last year’s spring game. He left the team during the 2014 season but returned late to be a scout-team quarterback. Bradshaw missed a good portion of the 2014 season due to an administrative matter. Gonzalez was the jayvee quarterback in 2014.

“We  got a chance to see Matt be the scout-team quarterback and he’s such a great competitor and I don’t have any doubt that he will know what to do and he will compete,” Monken said. “Seth Gonzales got to play in jayvee games so he’s going to have a basis of the offense. I hope all three of those guys will compete and it will be interesting to see who comes out of that pack and then going into fall, we have a couple of guys coming in from the prep school and see how they will compete for the starting job.”

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Recruiting: Indiana QB joins Army 2016 offer list

Carmel (Ind.) quarterback Michael Viktrup is attracting serious attention from the service academies.

Air Force, Navy and Army, in that order, offered Viktrup last week.

Viktrup led Carmel to 13-1 record and a berth in the Indiana 6A championship game.

Army offered Bergen Catholic (N.J.) teammates Gene Coleman, a wide receiver, and Sal Mauro, a defensive end, Monday. Bergen Catholic cornerback Manny Appiah had already received an offer from Army.

IMG Academy (Fla.) wide receiver Kjetri Cline also picked up an offer from Army Monday.

Army offered two more quarterbacks – Donald Hammond of Eagle’s Landing Christian (Ga.) and L.J. Northington of Orange Lutheran (Calif.) – Wednesday.

Here’s an updated list of juniors Army has offered:

CB Manny Appiah, 6-1, 180, Bergen Catholic HS, Oradell, N.J.
K Alex Barbir, 5-9, 185, South Forsyth HS, Cumming, Ga.
C-G Sean Behrens, 6-3, 285, Newsome HS, Lithia, Fla.
RB Rakeem Boyd, 5-11, 200, Stratford HS, Houston, Texas
OL Eric Cal, 6-3, 286, Providence Day HS, Charlotte, N.C.
S Adrian Clark, 6-2, 215, Woodrow Wilson HS, Camden, N.J.
WR Kjetil Cline, 6-foot, 185, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.
DE-TE Dante Cleveland, 6-3, 240, Hoffman Estates (Ill.) HS
WR Gene Coleman, 6-foot, 178, Bergen Catholic (N.J.) HS, Oradell, N.J.
DL Da’shon Copes, 6-1, 267, Toms River (N.J.) North HS
CB Joshua Drayden, 5-11, 175, Bishop Dunne HS, Dallas, Texas
DL Michael Dwumfour, 6-3, 265, DePaul Catholic HS, Wayne, N.J.: Also has offers from Wake Forest and Temple.
OL Will Fries, 6-6, 265, Cranford (N.J.) HS
DE Michael Geraghty, 6-3, 232, Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas, Nev.
OL-DL Joe Goff, 6-5, 265, Episcopal HS, Alexandria, Va.: Navy offered Goff after Army.
S Xavier Goodall, 5-11, 185, Henrico HS, Richmond, Va.
WR-CB Palmer Graham, 5-9, 165, Conant HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.
RB Russell Halimon, 5-9, 182, Allatoona HS, Acworth, Ga.
QB Donald Hammond, 6-1, 205 Eagle’s Landing Christian HS, McDonough, Ga.
CB Ojahi Hawkins, 6-2, 169, Winter Haven (Fla.) HS
QB-S Isaiah Hill, 6-1, 190, Florida HS, Tallahassee, Fla.
CB Tyrone Hill, 6-2, 198, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.
DE Dallas Jeanty, 6-1, 220, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) HS: Recently offered by Navy
OL-DL Braylon Jones, 6-4, 290, John Tyler HS, Tyler, Texas
QB Deshaunte Jones, 5-10, 170, Colerain HS, Cincinnati, Ohio: Cincinnati and Toledo have also offered Jones.
OL Spencer Kanz, 6-6, 280, Luxemburg-Casco HS, Luxemburg, Wisc.
DE-LB Eric Kendzoir, 6-3, 230, La Porte (Texas) HS
QB Riley Lees, 6-1, 185, Libertyville (Ill.) HS: Lees is from the same high school as Army junior quarterback A.J. Schurr.
S Kenney Lyte, 6-2, 182, Fremd HS, Palatine, Ill.: Recently offered by Iowa.
DT William Mack III, 6-2, 255, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.
DE Sal Mauro, 6-3, 238, Bergen Catholic (N.J.) HS, Oradell, N.J.
OL-DL Drew McEntyre, 6-2, 285, Calhoun (Ga.) HS
WR-CB Lonnie Moore, 5-10, 165, Paul VI HS, Haddonfield, N.J.
RB Blake Morgan, 5-10, 170, Creekside HS, St. Johns, Fla.
TE Jordan Myers, 6-1, 205, Dickinson (Texas) HS
WR Tre Nixon, 6-foot, 155, Viera (Fla.) HS:
QB L.J. Northington, 6-2, 190, Lutheran HS, Orange, Calif.
LB Ryan Parker, 6-1, 205,  Baylor HS, Chattanooga, Tenn.
LB Jonathan Pollock, 6-foot, 212, Dr. Phillips HS, Orland, Fla.: Pollock verbally committed to Rutgers in the fall.
LS John Shannon, 6-2, 225, Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Ill.
DE-LB Brandon Simon, 6-2, 230, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.
K Trey Simons, 6-2, 155, Atlantic Coast HS, Jacksonville, Fla.
RB-CB Trey Snead, 5-11, 195, Fleming Island HS, Orange Park, Fla.
S Keoni Stallworth, 6-2, 190, Cosumnes Oaks HS, Elk Grove, Calif.
T Sterling Strother, 6-5, 254, Campolindo HS, Moraga, Calif.
S Chanse Sylvie, 6-foot, 180, Calvary Academy, Shreveport, La.
TE Collin Tatko, 6-5, 255, Northpoint Christian HS, Southaven, Miss.
DE Anthony Trinh, 6-3, 230, Pace Academy, Atlanta, Ga.
QB Michael Viktrup, 6-1, 205, Carmel (Ind.) HS
RB Jamauri Wakefield, 6-1, 208, Providence HS, Jacksonville, Fla.
LB Parker Workman, 6-3, 215, Bingham HS, South Jordan, Utah
DE-TE Zander Zimmer, 6-4, 225, Bishop Moore HS, Orlando, Fla.

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Recruiting: Top Connecticut QB commits

Army picked up what might be an important addition to its 2015 recruiting class when Middletown (Conn.) quarterback Dario Highsmith committed this week.

Highsmith had committed to UConn as a preferred walk-on. He was the 2013 Gatorade state player of the year and the Hartford Courant’s 2014 offensive player of the year. Highsmith, who is 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds, rushed for 2,056 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior at Middletown.

It’s unsure whether Highsmith will be a direct admit or play at Army Prep this fall.

Highsmith, who rushed for 2,565 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior, could also play defensive back. He committed to UConn on Feb. 2.

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Recruiting: Updated 2016 offer list

Army coach Jeff Monken and his staff continued their strong recruiting efforts with the class of 2016 this week.

Army offered Stratford (Texas) RB Rakeem Boyd, Bergen Catholic (N.J.) cornerback Manny Appiah, DePaul Catholic (N.J.) defensive lineman Michael Dwumfour, Henrico (Va.) safety Xavier Goodall, Luxemburg-Casco (Wisc.) lineman Spencer Kanz, Fleming Island (Fla.) RB-CB Trey Sneed, Atlantic Coast (Fla.) kicker Trey Simons and Bishop Moore (Fla.) defensive end Zander Zimmer.

ESPN ranks Boyd as the No. 31 junior running back in the nation. According to ESPN.com, Boyd has offers from Arkansas, Boston College, Colorado, Colorado State, Duke, New Mexico and West Virginia.

Here’s an updated list of juniors Army has offered:

CB Manny Appiah, 6-1, 180, Bergen Catholic HS, Oradell, N.J.
K Alex Barbir, 5-9, 185, South Forsyth HS, Cumming, Ga.
RB Rakeem Boyd, 5-11, 200, Stratford HS, Houston, Texas
OL Eric Cal, 6-3, 286, Providence Day HS, Charlotte, N.C.
DL Michael Dwumfour, 6-3, 265, DePaul Catholic HS, Wayne, N.J.
OL Will Fries, 6-6, 265, Cranford (N.J.) HS
S Xavier Goodall, 5-11, 185, Henrico HS, Richmond, Va.
CB Tyrone Hill, 6-2, 198, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.
OL-DL Braylon Jones, 6-4, 290, John Tyler HS, Tyler, Texas
QB Deshaunte Jones, 5-10, 170, Colerain HS, Cincinnati, Ohio: Cincinnati and Toledo have also offered Jones.
OL Spencer Kanz, 6-6, 280, Luxemburg-Casco HS, Luxemburg, Wisc.
DT William Mack III, 6-2, 255, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.
WR Tre Nixon, 6-foot, 155, Viera (Fla.) HS:
LB Ryan Parker, 6-1, 205,  Baylor HS, Chattanooga, Tenn.
LS John Shannon, 6-2, 225, Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Ill.
DE-LB Brandon Simon, 6-2, 230, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.
K Trey Simons, 6-2, 155, Atlantic Coast HS, Jacksonville, Fla.
RB-CB Trey Snead, 5-11, 195, Fleming Island HS, Orange Park, Fla.
S Keoni Stallworth, 6-2, 190, Cosumnes Oaks HS, Elk Grove, Calif.
S Chanse Sylvie, 6-foot, 180, Calvary Academy, Shreveport, La.
TE Collin Tatko, 6-5, 255, Northpoint Christian HS, Southaven, Miss.
DE Anthony Trinh, 6-3, 230, Pace Academy, Atlanta, Ga.
RB Jamauri Wakefield, 6-1, 208, Providence HS, Jacksonville, Fla.
LB Parker Workman, 6-3, 215, Bingham HS, South Jordan, Utah
DE-TE Zander Zimmer, 6-4, 225, Bishop Moore HS, Orlando, Fla.

 

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Army spring football schedule

Army officially released its spring football schedule Wednesday.

Coach Jeff Monken and his team will open the first of 14 practices on Thursday, March 12.

Army will not practice again until March 24 after spring break.

The Black and Gold scrimmage is scheduled for 11 a.m. April 18 at Michie Stadium.

Here’s a look at the schedule:
Thursday, March 12, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 24, 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 26, 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 28, 11 a.m.
Tuesday, March 31, 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 2, 5 p.m.
Friday, April 3, 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 4, 11 a.m.
Tuesday, April 7, 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 9, 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m.
Tuesday, April 14, 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 16, 5 p.m.
Friday, April 17, 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, Black-Gold Game, Michie Stadium, 11 a.m.

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Recruiting: 2016 offer list

Jeff Monken and his staff are non-stop recruiters.

Army coaches didn’t take much of a break after Wednesday’s signing day. They have started to pick up on offers to high school juniors.

Here’s an updated list of juniors Army has offered:

K Alex Barbir, 5-9, 185, South Forsyth HS, Cumming, Ga.
OL Will Fries, 6-6, 265, Cranford (N.J.) HS
CB Tyrone Hill, 6-2, 198, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.
QB Deshaunte Jones, 5-10, 170, Colerain HS, Cincinnati, Ohio: Cincinnati and Toledo have also offered Jones.
DT William Mack III, 6-2, 255, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.
WR Tre Nixon, 6-foot, 155, Viera (Fla.) HS:
LB Ryan Parker, 6-1, 205,  Baylor HS, Chattanooga, Tenn.
LS John Shannon, 6-2, 225, Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Ill.
DE-LB Brandon Simon, 6-2, 230, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.
S Keoni Stallworth, 6-2, 190, Cosumnes Oaks HS, Elk Grove, Calif.
S Chanse Sylvie, 6-foot, 180, Calvary Academy, Shreveport, La.
LB Parker Workman, 6-3, 215, Bingham HS, South Jordan, Utah

 

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2015 schedule: Rutgers game moved to Michie

Army added a sixth game at Michie Stadium for the upcoming season when it announced Thursday that the Nov. 21 battle against Rutgers is being moved from Yankee Stadium to West Point.

Talking with Army athletic director Boo Corrigan last week, he said the game was “99.9 percent” going to be played at Michie Stadium. Army was waiting on paperwork from Rutgers and the Yankees.

Army’s press release Thursday indicates Army will return to play at least a game at Yankee Stadium in the future.

Army announced on Wednesday that its season opener against Fordham will be played on Friday Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5. The game was moved up in part to give cadets a three-day Labor Day weekend.

2015 schedule
Sept. 4 FORDHAM, 7 p.m.
Sept. 12 at UConn, TBA
Sept. 19 WAKE FOREST, Noon or 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 26 at Eastern Michigan, TBA
Oct. 3 at Penn State, TBA
Oct. 10 DUKE, Noon or 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 17 BUCKNELL, Noon or 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 24 at Rice, TBA
Nov. 7 at Air Force, TBA
Nov. 14 TULANE, Noon or 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 21 RUTGERS, Noon or 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 12 vs. Navy at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, 3 p.m.

 

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Signing Day notebook: Monken on recruiting

Signing Day has passed.

By my count, Army is up to 71 commits (Link for list: bit.ly/1BVccSD) and it could add more in the coming weeks.

Army doesn’t release a list of players until R-Day in late June. Some of the commits will attend Army Prep for a year before West Point.

Army coach Jeff Monken isn’t permitted to comment specifically about a recruit but he talked about the process.

Monken credited Army’s player personnel department of Troy Everhart, Danilo Robinson and Kassi Lee for gathering information on the pool of prospects.

On the recruiting class, Monken said, “I’m excited. The hope is we can get them here, we retain them here and we are able to develop those guys into being really good players. If we can do this and continue to do this year in and year out and do it consistently for a few days, hopefully we will have a very talented and competitive football team at this level. I think we can. I’m excited. I think this is a really good class.”

Monken said Army and Navy were granted a waiver by the NCAA, allowing home visits by the two academy coaches the week after the Army-Navy game, which is  quiet period for the rest of the Division I schools.

“We and Navy were able to (have home visits) and somehow Air Force fanagled their way into getting that week too even though they weren’t affected by a game,” Monken said. “They (Air Force) were done two weeks prior with their regular season.”

Monken believes home visits with recruits are a key part in recruiting.

“I got out to see as many players as I could,” Monken said. “I think it’s important that prospects see the head coach and parents have a chance to meet the head coach. I enjoy that part of it. I do enjoy getting out there and recruiting and seeing the coaches, prospects and their families.”

Monken said the 5-year military commitment after graduating West Point scares off some recruits. But, Monken said there is a misconception about the opportunities in the Army during the commitment.

“What’s really incredible you find here is that there are so many options and different things that they can do in the Army,” Monken said. “Any job that there is out there in the civilian world, they have the same jobs in the Army. They have a lot of input and choice in what they want to do. That’s the thing that a lot of people don’t understand how much freedom of choice there is in what you do as an officer in the United States Army.

“Getting people educated on that is really a difficult job because sometimes right from the get-go they are like, ‘ I’m not military. I’m not from a military family. I don’t see myself in the military.’ It’s having that window of opportunity to be able to talk to them and open the door. Sometimes they see what an incredible opportunity it is and that’s how so many of our prospects end of coming to school here.”

Monken said he is from an earlier signing period. (Story link: bit.ly/16z16Lb )

Would an earlier signing period affect Army’s commit number?

“All, I think that would do is clear some of the water,” Monken said. “I think most of major colleges, the schools at the top, would already have their classes signed and for everyone that is left over, (it would be), ‘Hey, here’s my options.’ There’s still going to be a food chain. Somebody is going to be at the top of that food chain and be able to get who they want and there’s going to be others at the bottom. You hear the term cherry-picking. Teams are going to cherry pick and because they lose a running back and they got to get another running back to fill that position. I think it would shake out the same.

“It don’t think it’s good for our sport to have an 18-year-old  kid or a 17-year-old kid on national TV with five hats out and he puts one on on national TV.  I don’t know if that’s healthy. I think it just creates a buzz that is unnecessary.”

Back to the recruiting class, an under-the-radar, player to watch is Wilson Memorial (Va.) safety Thai Wright. Wright, a four-year starter, had a pick six in the Virginia 2A state championship. He had six interceptions and 99 tackles in his senior season, according The News Leader of Staunton, Va., which named Wright its defensive player of the year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Signing day

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Recruiting: Updated signing day commit list

Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy kicker/punter Nick Schrage signed his pledge of commitment Wednesday morning.

Schrage chose Army over a preferred, walk-on spot at Miami (Fla.). He made all 11 of his field goals, was 21-for-21 on extra points and averaged 50 yards per punt at Fork Union in 2014.

Emmaus (Pa.) linebacker Andrew Davidson announced his decision to attend Army today. Davidson ran for 2,042 yards and 26 touchdowns and made 94 tackles, while blocking three kicks for Emmaus in 2014.

Warren Central (Ind.) lineman Tyler Young and Thomas Dale (Va.) tight end-linebacker Marco Carrabotta also signed today.

Elk Grove (Calif.) running back-safety Spencer Sheff committed to Army on Tuesday night.

Army 2015 verbal commitments

S D’Angelo Amos, 6-1, 175, Meadowbrook HS, Richmond, Va.
RB Jordan Asberry, 5-9, 173, Colerain HS, Cincinnati, Ohio: Navy and Air Force have also offered Asberry.
* – S Boomer Bakich, 6-1, 203, Highland Park HS, Dallas, Texas: Father, Huntley, played for Notre Dame and Lou Holtz in early 1990s. Took official visit on weekend of Jan. 23-25.
OL Jake Baumert, 6-3, 300, Lovejoy HS, Lucas, Texas
S Rashaad Bolton, 5-11, 205, Veterans HS, Kathleen, Ga.
* – DE Kenneth Brinson, 6-3, 220, Marist HS, Atlanta: Brinson, a state champion wrestler and discus thrower, reportedly had offers from Stanford, Georgia Tech and Boston College among others.
RB Tyler Campbell, 6-1, 175, Peachtree Ridge HS, Suwanee, Ga.
#-LB Marco Carrabotta, 6-1, 220, Thomas Dale HS, Chester, Va.
DE-LB Damani Carter, 6-1, 237, Fayetteville (Ark.) HS
# – WR Glen Coates, 5-11, 172, Davidson (N.C.) Day HS: Also offered by Navy.
LB Jacob Covington, 6-2, 215, Liberty Hill (Texas) HS
RB Andrew Davidson, 6-2, 210, Emmaus (Pa.) HS: Made official visit on weekend of Jan. 9-11.
#-G Jaxson Deaton, 6-5, 295, Frisco (Texas) HS
LB Will Dunavant, 6-3, 208, Lambert HS, Suwanee, Ga.
RB Donovan Franklin, 5-9, 177, Old Mill HS, Millersville, Md.
* – S James Gibson, 6-1, 200 Westfield HS, Chantilly, Va.: Three-star recruit by Rivals. Gibson was named Virginia’s 6A defensive player of the year and earned all-state, first-team honors.
OL Rowan Godwin, 6-4, 270, Providence Christian, Dothan, Ala.: Father, Joe, played linebacker for Alabama in the mid-1980s.
# – LB Hayden Haupt, 6-2, 210, Clovis North HS, Fresno, Calif.
CB Richard Hanson, 5-10, 170, Prince George (Va.) HS: Voted top cornerback at Army’s second prospect camp in June.
FB Drue Harris, 6-foot, 220, Fountain-Fort Carson HS, Fountain, Colo.
WR Christian Hayes, 6-foot, 185, La Jolla (Calif.) Country Day
RB-LB Robert Heyward, 6-foot, 195, Calvary Day School, Savannah, Ga.: Heyward was named Georgia’s 3-A East player of the year.
# – RB Kevin Hicks, 5-10, 195, Bishop Sullivan HS, Virginia Beach, Va.: Hicks’ Hudl profile says he’s runs the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds.
QB Kelvin Hopkins, 5-10, 194, Independence HS, Charlotte, N.C.: Threw for 1,811 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2014.
# – LB Konnor Houston, 6-4, 230, Buford (Ga.) HS: Helped lead Buford to 15-0 record, a state 4A championships and a No. 7 ranking in USA Today’s final high school poll.
CB Marcus Hyatt, 5-10, 170, Woodward Academy, College Park, Ga.
DE T.J. Jackson, 5-11, 245, Trinity Christian HS, Jacksonville, Fla.
# – QB William James, 6-2, 206, Morgan Park HS, Chicago, Ill.: James ran multiple offense, including some triple option at Morgan Park. He will attend Army Prep in the fall.
# – OL Radson Jang, 6-2, 265, Kamehameha HS, Honolulu, Hawaii
OL Mike Johnson, 6-3, 280, Hinsdale (Ill.) HS
LB Cole Jones, 6-foot, 210, St Xavier HS, Cincinnati
# – CB A.J. Keene, 5-9, 165, Calvary Day HS, Savannah, Ga.: Keene was named the Georgia’s 3-A East first team as a defensive back. Father, Aaron, and mother, Debra, served in Air Force.
RB Dejoun Lee, 5-9, 170, Lake Braddock HS, Burke, Va.
LB Donavan Lynch, 6-foot, 207, Noblesville (Ind.) HS: Flipped commitment from Air Force to Army.
# – C Eric McAllister, 6-1, 270, Central Catholic, Pittsburgh
# – CB Jaylon McClinton, 5-10, 185, Charlotte (N.C.) Christian HS
QB Malik McGue, 5-8, 170, Science Hill HS, Johnson City, Tenn.: Could be a slot back once he steps on post.
# – DE Julian Meares, 6-3, 219, John Carroll School, Bel Air, Md. Made unofficial visit to West Point and committed on July 17. Voted top defensive lineman at Army’s first prospect camp in June.
# – RB Ryan Miller, 6-2, 205, Charlotte (N.C.) Christian HS
P J.D. Mote, 6-5, 212, Georgia Military College, Milledgeville, Ga.
* – LB Denis Mucha, 6-1, 235, Paramus (N.J.) Catholic HS: Mucha helped Paramus Catholic to a 9-2 record and No. 4 final ranking in New Jersey as a senior.
OLB Jalen Nash, 6-2, 235, Southlake Christian Academy, Gastonia, N.C.: Committed to Army on New Year’s Eve.
# – OL-DL Michael Owens, 6-4, 270, Nazareth Academy, LaGrange Park, Ill.: Made official visit on weekend of January 16.
G Ethan Palelei, 6-foot, 290 Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas: Brother, Evan, was a senior defensive end at Navy last season. Father, Lonnie, played for Steelers, Eagles, Giants and Jets.
LB Jeff Panara, 6-3, 240, Archbishop Wood HS, Warminster, Pa.
K-P Zach Potter, 5-10, 180, Terre Haute (Ind.) North HS
DE Nathan Rodriguez, 6-3, 260, Westerville (Ohio) HS
* – LB Harrison Rooney, 6-1, 212, Bentonville (Ark.) HS
* – LB Corey Sanders, 6-4, 215, The Woodlands (Texas): Verbally committed to Army at first prospect camp in June. Earned best linebacker at camp.
* – K-P Nick Schrage, 6-2, 175, Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy
CB Tank Scott, 6-foot, 185, Highland Springs (Va.) HS
* – RB-S Spencer Sheff, 5-11, 199, Elk Grove (Calif.) HS
DT Tanner Sheffield, 6-3, 245, North Paulding HS, Dallas, Ga.: Verbally committed to Army on July 10.
WR Chris Shelling, 5-9, 165, Central Gwinnett HS, Lawrenceville, Ga.: Shelling caught 54 passes for 731 yards and four touchdowns in 2014.
RB Connor Slomka, 6-foot, 205, Pine-Richland HS, Gibsonia, Pa.
# – QB Troy Smith, 6-0, 185, Harker Heights (Texas) HS
LB Jacquese Steen, 6-foot, 230, Skyline HS, Oakland, Calif.
# – DE Nick Steinhaus, 6-1, 235, Milton HS, Alpharetta, Ga.: Previously committed to Southern Illinois.
CB Lawrence Stevens, 5-foot-10, 178, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.
# – DL Roderick Stoddard, 6-foot, 250, Hillcrest HS, Simpsonville, S.C.
WR Bryce Sutherland, 6-1, 186, De La Salle HS, Chicago, Ill.
RB Calen Taylor, 5-7, 160, Christian Brothers Collegiate, St. Louis, Mo.
WR-DB R.J. Trimble-Edwards, 6-1, 220, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.
#- RB-CB Josh Walker, 5-6, 160, Jacobs HS, Algonquin, Ill.
RB Kellyen Walker, 5-9, 177, Lakeside HS, Atlanta, Ga.
DE Amadeo West, 6-2, 235, Oceanside (Calif.) HS
* – S Luke West, 5-11, 200, San Angelo Central (Texas) HS
* – DT Raymond Wright, 6-3, 265, Ardrey Kell HS, Charlotte, N.C.
*- S Thai Wright, 5-11, 185, Wilson Memorial HS, Fisherville, Va.
DE Will Yancey, 6-4, 240, Landmark Christian HS, Fairburn, Ga.
DT Khahil Yelding, 6-1, 290, Daphne (Ala.) HS
OL Tyler Young, 6-2, 255, Warren Central HS, Indianapolis, Ind.

* – direct admit
# – will play for Army Prep in 2015

Here’s a list of the high school players from the class of 2015, who have received an offer to play Army football.

2015 Offers
CB Roland Adams, 5-10, 202, Florence (Ala.) HS: (SIGNED with Samford)
T Bo Alexander, 6-5, 285, Dr. Phillips HS, Orlando, Fla.: Alexander visited Eastern Michigan earlier this month. (SIGNED with Appalachian State)
TE Brion Anduze, 6-4, 225, Central Kitsap HS, Silverdale, Wash.: (SIGNED with Arizona)
CB Aaquil Annoor, 5-11, 170, Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy: (SIGNED with Furman)
WR Chad Artist, 6-3, 180, Logan (Utah) HS: Artist’s Hudl profile says he runs a 4.39-second, 40-yard dash. (SIGNED with Utah State)
CB-QB Zach Banks, 6-2, 180, Lakeside HS, Evans, Ga.
LB Colton Beebe, 6-3, 253, Piper HS, Kansas City, Kansas: Beebe has been offered by Air Force, Minnesota and Kansas. Made 159 tackles his junior season. (SIGNED with Minnesota)
DT Luc Bequette, 6-2, 290, Little Rock (Ark.) Catholic: Played junior season at Centennial High in Champaign, Ill. Also a center. (SIGNED with California)
QB Tymere Berry, 6-1, 180, Toms River (N.J.) South HS: Good athlete, a 1,000-point scorer in basketball. Maine is also in the mix for Berry. (SIGNED with Monmouth)
K Rod Blankenship, 6-1, 192, Sprayberry HS, Marietta, Ga.: (COMMITTED to Georgia)
OL-DL Grant Branch, 6-3, 272, Montini HS, Lombard, Ill.: (SIGNED with Eastern Illinois)
RB Dominick Bragalone, 5-11, 205, South Williamsport (Pa.) HS: Rushed for 4,717 yards and a state-record 67 touchdowns in 2014. (SIGNED with Lehigh).
RB-WR-CB Malik Braxton, 5-11, 185, Meadowdale HS, Lynnwood, Wash. (SIGNED with Western Oregon)
S Jaxon Brown, 6-1, 181, Regis HS, Eau Claire, Wisc.: Brown has verbally committed to North Dakota State but Army still offered the safety. (SIGNED with North Dakota State)
C Blake Browning, 6-1, 285, Hendrickson HS, Pflugerville, Texas: (SIGNED with Tulsa)
RB T.J. Brumfield, 5-8, 165, Crespi HS, Encino, Calif.
T-DE Nick Buchanan, 6-4, 275, Dunwoody (Ga.) HS: Decommitted from California. (SIGNED with Florida)
RB Jaylen Burgess, 6-foot, 210, Maryville (Tenn.) HS: (COMMITTED to Air Force)
T Christian Castleberry, 6-4, 270, Mesquite (Texas) HS: (SIGNED with Texas A&M-Commerce)
T-DE Nick Carmen, 6-4, 255, Mountain Pointe HS, Phoenix, Ariz.: (SIGNED with Utah)
T-DT Nick Carnesale, 6-2, 260, Hammonton (N.J.) HS: (SIGNED with Towson)
T Tyler Carr, 6-6, 322, Southside (Ala.) HS: Carr was ranked the fourth-best offensive tackle nationally and the 30th-best player overall by Rivals. Has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Texas, Georgia and Nebraska among others. (SIGNED with Auburn).
K-P Luke Carter, 6-1, 225, Wilson HS, Florence, S.C.: (SIGNED with Wofford)
QB Tre’von Cherry, 6-foot, 180, East Central HS, Tulsa, Okla.: (SIGNED with Grambling)
LB Dyson Chmura, 6-3, 212, Waukesha West (Wisc.) HS: The son of former Packers tight end Mark Chmura has potential to play on the offensive side of the ball. (SIGNED with New Mexico)
OL Steven Clark, 6-2, 300, Brindlee Mountain HS, Guntersville, Ala.: (SIGNED with Syracuse)
QB Austin Conway, 5-11, 165, Overland HS, Aurora, Colo.: Conway, a three-star football recruit by Rivals, has offers from Nebraska and Colorado among others. He’s also a highly-recruited basketball player. Indiana has offered Conway for hoops. (COMMITTED to Wyoming, basketball).
K Jon Coppens, 6-foot, 185, Nolan Catholic HS, Fort Worth, Texas: (COMMITTED to Rice)
LB Austin Corbett, 6-4, 215, Plano (Texas) East HS: Corbett has offers from Navy and Air Force, among others. (SIGNED with SMU)
DE Shawn Curtis, 6-3, 247, Ronald Reagan-Doral (Fla.) HS: Curtis also had offers from Illinois and Mississippi State among others. (SIGNED with Ole Miss)
DE Nick Czar, 6-3, 269, Highland (Ill.) HS: Former Army commit. (COMMITTED to Navy)
QB-CB Nate Dalton, 6-3, 195, Cypress Falls HS, Houston, Texas: Dalton has offer from Oklahoma. Ranked 42nd-best cornerback in country by Rivals. (SIGNED with Arkansas)
WR Abu Daramy, 5-10, 167, Westerville South HS, Westerville, Ohio: Daramy is ranked the 47th-best player in Ohio by Rivals. (COMMITTED to Yale)
LB Trevor Darby 6-3, 210 Davidson (N.C.) Day HS: Navy has also offered Darby. (SIGNED with Elon)
DL Jack Darnell, 6-3, 260, Champlin Park HS, Champlin, Minn.: (SIGNED with North Dakota State)
RB Charlie Davidson, 5-10, 200, Blackman HS, Munfreesboro, Tenn. (COMMITTED to Navy)
S Chuck Davis, 5-8, 160, Broad Run HS, Ashburn, Va.: Davis has received a scholarship offer from Wisconsin among others.
RB Taye Davis, 6-2, 225, Lebanon (Tenn.) HS: (SIGNED with Austin Peay)
C-DT Tyler Davis, 6-2, 295, Waccamaw HS, Pawleys Island, S.C.: (SIGNED with Citadel).
CB Kameron Dennis, 5-11 185, Servite HS, Anaheim, Calif.: Navy has also offered Dennis. (SIGNED with Cal Poly)
OG Pat DiCarlo, 6-3, 280, Foothill HS, Santa Ana, Calif.
DL Jordan Dollerson, 5-11, 262, Florence (Ala.) HS: (SIGNED with Coastal Carolina)
CB Daivon Ellison, 5-9, 180, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.: 2013 second-team, all-state cornerback. (SIGNED with Syracuse)
C Josh Fannin, 6-3, 290, Mill Creek HS, Hoschton, Ga.: (SIGNED with Middle Tennessee State)
QB Aaron Farmer, 6-foot, 178, Cleveland HS, Clayton, N.C.: (SIGNED with Lenoir-Rhyne)
FB-LB Pena Fitisemanu, 6-foot,255, Kahuku (Hawaii) HS: Navy offered Fitisemanu before Army.(SIGNED with Utah)
S Kyle Floyd, 6-3, 205, Humble (Texas) HS: (COMMITTED to Air Force)
RB Aaron Forbes, 6-foot, 205, Newburgh (N.Y.) Free Academy: Rushed for 24 touchdowns and led Newburgh to New York state Class AA final. (SIGNED with Villanova).
DE Marques Ford, 6-4, 217, East Bay HS, Gibsonton, Fla.: Ford, one of the country’s top defensive ends decommitted from Tennessee and gave his verbal to Rutgers this week. (SIGNED with Rutgers)
RB Jonathan Forrest 5-11, 202, New Rochelle (N.Y.) HS: Forrest is ranked the third-best overall player in New York by Rivals.
RB Coleman Fox, 5-11, 190, Salem (Va.) HS: (SIGNED with Virginia Tech).
S Clay French, 6-2, 200, Northview HS, Duluth, Ga.: French has an unofficial visit to West Point planned for July 21.
LB Eric Gallon, 6-2, 220, Jenkins HS, Lakeland, Fla.: Buffalo, Bowling Green and Cincinnati are among the schools that have offered Gallon. (SIGNED with Virginia)
CB George Gbesee, 5-9, 170, Oakland HS, Murfreesboro, Tenn.: (SIGNED with Wofford)
TE Jeff Gemmell, 6-3, 215, Heritage HS, Wake Forest, N.C.: (SIGNED with UNC Charlotte)
TE Riley Gessner, 6-4, 225, Dunwoody (Ga.) HS: (SIGNED with Furman)
C Michael Gomez, 6-foot, 270, Cary-Grove HS, Cary, Ill.: (COMMITTED to Winona State)
RB Evan Gray, 5-10, 228, Westfield HS, Chantilly, Va.: Voted best running back at Army’s second prospect camp in June. (SIGNED with New Hampshire)
P Cory Griffith, 6,-2, 210, St. Ignatius HS, Cleveland, Ohio: (SIGNED with Duquesne)
T-DE Devin Hannan, 6-4, 270, Belle Vernon (Pa.) HS: (COMMITTED to Old Dominion)
WR KiAnte Hardin, 5-10, 160, Webb City (Mo.) HS: (SIGNED with Minnesota)
WR Jaylen Harris, 5-7, 150, Steele HS, Cibolo, Texas: (SIGNED with Sam Houston State)
G R.J. Harris, 6-3, 260, North Florida Christian HS, Tallahassee, Fla.: (SIGNED with Florida International)
C-DT Stephen Haralambis, 6-3, 270, Chapin (S.C.) HS: (SIGNED with Charleston Southern)
CB Montre Hartage, 6-foot, 180, Crisp County HS, Cordele, Ga.: (SIGNED with Northwestern)
S Miles Hayes, 6-3, 195, Archbishop Moeller HS, Cincinnati, Ohio.: Navy offered Hayes after Army did. (SIGNED with William & Mary)
TE Charles Hays, 6-4, 250, La Quinta (Calif.) HS: (SIGNED with Cal-Davis)
QB Dario Highsmith, 5-10, 190, Middletown (Conn.) HS
WR Tabari Hines, 5-10, 165, South Florence HS, Florence, S.C.: (SIGNED with Wake Forest)
QB Jordan Hoy, 6-1, 187, Rockwell-Heath HS, Rockwell, Texas. (SIGNED with Montana State)
LB Kendrick Jackson, 6-1, 235, Haynesville (La.) HS: (SIGNED with Arkansas)
QB Issac James, 5-11, 183 Carmel (Ind.) HS: (SIGNED with Indiana)
WR-CB Brenndan Johnson, 5-11, 170, Midway HS, Waco, Texas: (COMMITTED to Navy)
RB Jalen Johnson, 5-9, 167, Westview HS, Avondale, Ariz.: (COMMITTED to Air Force)
QB London Johnson, 6-foot, 185, Marlboro HS, Bennetsville, S.C.: (SIGNED with Charleston Southern)
C Andrew Jones, 6-foot, 280 Unionville HS, Kennett Square, Pa.: (SIGNED with Bryant)
DL Blake Jones, 6-1, 263, Harris County HS, Hamilton, Ga.: (SIGNED with Mercer)
CB James Jones, 6-1, 180, Mullen HS, Denver, Colo.: Visited Army on the weekend of Jan. 23-25. (COMMITTED to Air Force)
CB Dominieke Jones, 6-1, 170, Bingham HS, South Jordan, Utah: Visited Army on the weekend of Jan. 23-25. (COMMITTED to Air Force)
DE Milord Juste, 6-1, 242, Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) HS: (SIGNED with Florida International)
TE Christian Kelley, 6-2, 230, Mount Carmel (Pa.) HS: Kelley went on an unofficial visit to Army on June 17. (COMMITTED to Cornell)
CB Lyrics Klugh, 5-11, 180, Byrnes HS, Duncan, S.C.: (SIGNED with Towson).
T Griffin Landrum, 6-3, 285, South Forsyth HS, Cumming, Ga. (COMMITTED to Air Force)
DL Simeon Lane, 6-1, 300, St. Xavier’s HS, Cincinnati: (COMMITTED to Princeton)
LB-RB Noah Lazaro, 6-2, 215, Southwest HS, Lincoln, Neb.
DB Trey Lee, 5-10, 185, Thomas Stone HS, Waldorf, Md. (SIGNED with Towson)
LB Gus Little 6-3, 224, Massaponax HS, Fredricksburg, Va.: (SIGNED with Maryland)
DE Kirk Livingstone, 6-4, 235, Stranahan HS, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.: (SIGNED with South Florida)
DE Dante Lonardo, 6-2, 248, Bethlehem Catholic (Pa.) HS: (SIGNED with Lafayette)
K-P Davis Luster, 6-2, 180, Montgomery Bell HS, Nashville, Tenn.
TE Tyler Mabry, 6-4, 245, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.: (SIGNED with Buffalo)
RB DeAngelo Malone, 5-11, 185, Cathedral HS, Erie, Pa.: (SIGNED with Youngstown State)
DT Thad Mangum, 6-1, 270, Christ Church Episcopal HS, Greenville, S.C.: (SIGNED with Wofford)
RB Marcus Marshall, 5-10, 200, Millbrook HS, Raleigh, N.C.: Marshall rushed for 2,151 yards this fall and was named to the Raleigh News & Observer all-Metro first team. (SIGNED with Georgia Tech)
S Andy Martel, 6-1, 195, Foster HS, Richmond, Texas: (SIGNED with Texas-San Antonio)
OL Mitch Mathes, 6-3, 280, Troup County HS, LaGrange, Ga.: (SIGNED with Mercer)
C-NG Jamarion McBride, 6-2, 290, Hillcrest HS, Simpsonville, S.C.: (SIGNED with Coastal Carolina)
WR Maxwell McCormick, 6-3, 193, St. John’s Jesuit HS, Toledo, Ohio: (COMMITTED to Cornell)
G Kyle-Malik Mitchell, 6-2, 295, Alcoa (Tenn.) HS: (COMMITTED to Navy)
K-P Bennett Moehring, 5-9, 180, Bentonville (Ark.) HS: Moehring kicked a field goal in Bentonville’s 24-21 win over Fayetteville in 7A Arkansas state championship game. (COMMITTED to Navy).
G Trent Mooney, 6-5, 255, Lamar (Mo.) HS: (SIGNED with North Dakota State)
CB Sammy Morrison, 5-11, 160 Gonzaga HS, Washington, D.C. (SIGNED with Arizona)
NG Army Motuapuaka, 5-11, 285, Salem HS, Virginia Beach, Va.: Army was Motuapuaka’s first FBS offer. Father is first sergeant in Army. Brother is linebacker for Virginia Tech. Made unofficial visit to West Point on July 16.
DE Twazanga Mugala, 6-3, 215, Ardrey Kell HS, Charlotte, N.C.: (SIGNED with Duke)
DT Kevin Murphy, 6-3, 275, West Chester (Pa.) East HS (SIGNED with UConn)
LB-FB Robert Muschamp, Darlington School, Rome, Ga.: (COMMITTED to Auburn)
WR-DB Alassane Niang, 6-1, 180, Highland HS, Salt Lake City, Utah
WR Devin Nixon, 6-foot, 181, Viera (Fla.) HS: (SIGNED with Western Kentucky)
LB-S Jett Nye, 6-foot, 210, Granville (Ohio) HS: Nye also has an offer from Air Force. (COMMITTED to Air Force
TE-DE Taylor Otterstatter, 6-6, 235, Mayer (Minn.) Lutheran HS: (SIGNED with Northern Iowa)
RB Devine Ozigbo, 5-11, 230, Sachse (Texas) HS: Rivals ranks Ozigbo the 50th-best running back in the class of 2015. Texas back has 23 FBS offers (SIGNED with Nebraska)
LB Charlie Patrick, 6-1, 208, Mays HS, Atlanta: (SIGNED with Georgia State).
RB-S Thomas Pembroke, 6-foot, 180, Highland HS, Salt Lake City, Utah
DE Michael Peoples, 6-3, 265, Agua Fria HS, Avondale, Ariz.: (SIGNED with San Diego State)
K Matt Philichi, 5-9, 175, Bellarmine Prep, Tacoma, Wash.: (COMMITTED to Air Force)
WR Christian Philpott, 6-4, 203, North Florida Christian HS, Tallahassee, Fla.: Georgia state 1A 200 and 400-meter champion also has offers from Wisconsin, Miami (Fla.), Iowa State, Maryland, Central Florida and Louisville among others. (SIGNED with Georgia Tech)
TE Nick Potts, 6-6, 220, Davidson HS, Hillard, Ohio
QB Elijah Robinson, 6-1, 174, Montclair HS, N.J. (SIGNED with Boston College)
QB Rashad Robinson, 6-foot, 180, Hermitage HS, Richmond, Va.: (SIGNED with James Madison)
WR Donovan Rooks, 6-2, 185, Yuma (Ariz.) Catholic HS: (SIGNED with Montana)
LB-S Mykhael Sanford, 5-11, 190, Daphne (Ala.) HS: (COMMITTED to Austin Peay)
OL Nelson Santiago, 6-4, 266, Oakleaf HS, Orange Park, Fla.: Also has offers from Cincinnati, Western Kentucky and Florida International. (COMMITTED to South Alabama)
TE-DE Clay Schmerber, 6-7, 230, Centerville (Ohio) HS: (SIGNED with Eastern Kentucky)
LB Ben Schrider, 6-4, 225, St. Mary’s College HS, Albany, Calif.: (SIGNED with Richmond)
LB Gabriel Sewell, 6-foot, 215, Desert Hills HS, St. George, Utah: (SIGNED with Nevada)
DT Lausii “Boogie” Sewell, 6-foot, 305, Desert Hills HS, St. George, Utah: (SIGNED with Weber State)
QB Jeff Smith, 6-1, 170, Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic HS: (SIGNED with Boston College)
LB-S Aron Spann, 6-2, 195, Dorman HS, Roebuck, S.C.: (COMMITTED to The Citadel)
WR Tre Spann, 6-1, 185, DeSoto HS, Southaven, Miss. (SIGNED with Southeastern Louisiana)
WR Brad Stewart, 6-1, 190, Benedictine Military School, Savannah, Ga. (SIGNED with Georgia Tech)
OL Nathan Thacker, 6-2, 250, Lord Botetourt HS, Daleville, Va.
RB Alex Trotter, 5-8, 170, McCallie HS, Chattanooga, Tenn. (SIGNED with Tennessee-Chattanooga)
DT Tyree Turner, 6-2, 258, Stockbridge (Ga.) HS: (SIGNED with South Alabama)
DL Josh Uluocha, 6-3, 267, Stafford (Texas) HS: Uluocha received his first offer from Army. Texas State followed up with an offer on same day. (SIGNED with Texas State)
RB Quaide Weimerskirch, 6-foot, 200 pounds, Pace HS, Milton, Fla. (SIGNED with Georgia Tech)
LB-FB Jake Whalen, 6-2, 220, Wausau (Wisc.) West HS: (SIGNED with Wisconsin)
QB McKinley Whitfield, 6-4, 195, Spiro (Okla.) HS: Army is recruiting Whitfield, who was named the top basketball player in his area, as an quarterback and an athlete. Rivals ranks Whitfield as the 13th-best player in the state of Oklahoma. (SIGNED with Tulsa)
WR Kielan Whitner, 6-1, 178, Mountain View HS, Lawrenceville, Ga.: (SIGNED with Syracuse)
CB D.J. Williams, 5-10, 168, Smyrna (Tenn.) HS: Toledo has also offered Williams. (SIGNED with Tennessee-Chattanooga)
QB Greg Williams, 5-10, 193, Steele HS, Cibolo, Texas: (SIGNED with Texas State)
QB Arion Worthman, 6-foot, 200 University HS, Normal, Ill. (COMMITTED to Air Force)
C Kendel Wright, 6-3, 280, Mountain View HS, Lawrenceville, Ga.: (COMMITTED to Navy)
LB Christian Young, 6-2, 215. Hough HS, Cornelius, N.C.: (SIGNED with South Carolina State)

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