Coaching staff connection led James back to Army

William James is happy to be a Black Knight.

James can’t wait to start Army football preseason camp in August and compete at quarterback.

Just two weeks ago, James, a senior at Morgan Park High in Chicago, was being pulled in another direction.

James tweeted that he wasn’t attending Army after committing to the academy on a January recruiting visit and that he was going to play for Air Force.

“With my last decision (Air Force), I wasn’t totally happy,” James said. “I think I was just trying to make my parents happy. But, looking at the situation, I wasn’t doing what was best for me.”

James said his parents wanted him to attend the Air Force Academy because its coaching staff would best prepare him for serving active duty following graduation.  Nine of Air Force coaches, including head Troy Calhoun are Air Force graduates.

“The majority of their coaches graduated from the academy and that really interested my parents that they would have the best insight on what you needed to be successful and the jobs (in the Air Force) were safer,” James said. “They (his parents) didn’t feel like there was an option in the Army as far as what jobs  to chose, which is not true.”

James needed to take a step back and reevaluate his situation.

One recent night at 11 p.m., James called Army recruiting coordinator and slotbacks coach Tucker Waugh. Waugh had started recruiting James at the end of the junior season. Army was the first Division I school to offer James a chance to play football.

“Coach Waugh did an amazing job recruiting me and I felt the staff was very genuine and didn’t lie to me like the other guys that I think were telling me some untruths or overexaggerating on some things,” James said. “I just really felt more comfortable with their staff.”

James asked Waugh if Army’s offer still stood. He wanted to be a part of the program.

“He was actually excited as well as coach (Jeff) Monken,” James said. “They gave me my space. It was really me reconsidering everything and making sure that I was making the best decision for me because it’s not a four or five-year decision. It’s a nine or 10-year decision (including five years of active duty after graduation). Even though, they were very upset (about him possibly leaving for Air Force), they were understanding.”

James said he never got as far as filling out an application for admittance to Air Force.

“Once I spoke with Coach Waugh and Coach Monken, everything they were saying I was totally agreeing with,” James said. “It just seemed crazy that I was making the change. I want to play in a Black Knight uniform for Army. It was the coaches. They were just really saying the truth and I thought they were genuine.”

When James originally committed, he was leaning toward attending Army Prep this fall. But now, James, who is 6-foot-2 and 223 pounds, will come in as direct admit and challenge senior A.J. Schurr and sophomore Ahmad Bradshaw. James said he ran some mid-line option, zone reads and quarterback sprint outs at Morgan Park in 2014.

“There’s a good chance that I come in and hopefully play right away,” James said. “I know I’m going to be competing right away with those guys and the coaches are confidently speaking on how they want me to do that and my potential to come in and contribute.”

In an unique connection, James played against Bradshaw, who went to Brooks College Prep in Chicago, in 2011. James was the second-string quarterback for Nicholas Senn High. When the starter was injured in the games, James stepping in for his first varsity action at quarterback.

“That was my first time throwing a varsity pass,” James said. “They definitely won the game. They were the No. 1 team in the conference.”

James played for three different Chicago high schools – Senn his freshman and sophomore years, Hales Franciscan his junior year and Morgan Park.

“I had nine different head coaches and tried to learn nine different offenses,” James said.

Army provides James with stability on and off the field.

“It’s more planned out,” James said. “It’s not going left to right and left to right. It’s more of a straight line and I will be able to grow academically. I’m definitely excited for it.”



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Roster update: Spring cuts

Sophomore fullback Chasen Brown is among 21 players, who are no longer listed on Army’s online roster, and have apparently been cut or left the team.

Brown, who was moved from linebacker this spring, had three carries for 33 yards in Army’s spring game Saturday.

Freshman Seth Gonzales, one of three quarterbacks who participated in spring practice, is also no longer listed on the roster.

The following players have been removed: freshman linebacker Garrett Sweetser, freshman slotback Marcelino Christie, freshman fullback Corey Wilkinson, freshman slotback Austen Deepe, freshman slotback Christian Hess, freshman linebacker Dennis Washington, freshman linebacker Justin Byers, freshman linebacker Dan Davis, freshman kicker Blake Wilson, freshman cornerback Taylor Ragland, freshman offensive lineman Jake Vaughn, freshman tackle Dan Carlone, sophomore offensive lineman William Parker Bates, sophomore offensive lineman O.J. Hall, freshman wide receiver Bronson Noggle, freshman kicker Jonathan Kim, sophomore wide receiver Adam Bungum, freshman wide receiver Dylan Eddy and freshman tight end Nick Schebler.

Davis, Washington and Hall did not participate in spring practice due to injury.

Byers saw some second-team snaps at outside linebacker in the spring.

Hess, Deepe, Noggle and Ragland were walk-ons this spring.

Freshman slotback Egbezien Obiomon remains on roster though I’ve been told he quit the team last week.

Could be a few more names to release.

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Giachinta, Timpf 2015 captains

Army players were handed slips of paper and asked to write their top two picks for captains of the 2015 team.

Position and class didn’t matter.

When the votes were tallied, senior fullback Matt Giachinta and junior linebacker Jeremy Timpf were selected as captains by their peers.

It’s honor that Giachinta, who grew up in Cold Spring, 15 miles from West Point, has always dreamt of.

“I’m definitely humbled that I was selected by my teammates to serve as a captain this year,” Giachinta said. “It’s a great opportunity for me to grow as a leader.”

Giachinta joins a distinguished group of fullbacks, who have been Army captains, including Joe Ross, Mike Viti, Collin Mooney and most recently, Larry Dixon, last season.

Timpf, the team’s leading tackler in 2014 and a Lott Trophy candidate, will be the first junior captain since Stephen Anderson in 2009.

“Our team recognizes that they (Giachinta and Timpf) provide the leadership that we need when it’s necessary,” Monken said. “They lead by example and when somebody leads by example their voice can be heard. I think that speaks to the strengths of both of those guys.”

Like last season, Monken said every senior in the program will get a chance to be a game captain along with Giachinta and Timpf this season.

Army also announced a leadership council, which consists of Giachinta, Timpf, senior cornerback Chris Carnegie, senior center Matt Hugenberg, senior quarterback A.J. Schurr, junior cornerback Josh Jenkins, junior linebacker Andrew King, sophomore defensive end John Voit and sophomore linebacker Scott Washle.

“We have a lot of guys on this team that can lead,” Monken said. “There are representatives from each class on the leadership council. I think it’s important that everybody on our team recognize that there’s more than just a couple of guys that can lead.

“Often times when captains are voted for, too many people count on just the captains to take care of the leadership and be responsible for that. Having a leadership council puts some of that responsibility on other guys and says to the team that there are other guys that can lead.”

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VIDEO: Coach Monken post-spring press conference

For your viewing pleasure, here’s the start of Army coach Jeff Monken’s postgame press conference from Tuesday.


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Post-spring depth chart: Defense

Army remains young on the defense.

Only two seniors – nose tackle T.J. Atimalala and linebacker Justin Fahn – are on the two-deep of Army’s front seven.

The depth chart lists eight sophomores including starters John Voit (DE), Bayle Wolf (OLB) and Rhyan England (S).

Xavier Moss, a former wide receiver, is listed as the starting boundary safety.

Steven Johnson, a Newburgh Free Academy graduate, is listed as the second-team field corner behind three-year starter Chris Carnegie.

Note: Class years are for 2015 season

DE: John Voit, Soph.; Spencer Welton, Soph.
NT: T.J. Atimalala, Sr.; Andrew McLean, Soph.
DT: Jordan Smith, Jr.; Shawn Lemoto, Jr.
Rush end: Seth Combs, Jr.; Alex Aukerman, Soph.
OLB: Bayle Wolf, Soph.; Blake Goddard, Soph.
MLB: Andrew King, Jr.; Scott Washle, Soph.
WLB: Jeremy Timpf, Jr.; Justin Fahn, Sr.
CB: Josh Jenkins, Jr.; Jared Rogers, Sr. or Mike McFadden, Sr.
CB: Chris Carnegie, Sr.; Steven Johnson, Jr.
FS: Rhyan England, Soph. or Tevin Long, Jr.
S: Xavier Moss, Jr.; Luke Proulx, Sr.

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Post-spring depth chart: Offense

Coach Jeff Monken said he’s interested in seeing how the competition for starting quarterback plays out between A.J. Schurr and Ahmad Bradshaw starting in August.

Schurr, who will be a senior, missed spring practice recovering from shoulder surgery. Monken said he’s not sure how Schurr will respond in August after not taking a snap since December.

Monken said the game needs to slow down for Bradshaw, who will be a sophomore, and the more he plays, the more option reads and throws will come naturally.

“I think he’s a talented guy,” Monken said. “It will be interesting to see what he looks like when we take the red jersey off of him.”

Army only had three quarterbacks – Bradshaw, sophomore Matt Kaufmann and freshman Seth Gonzales – this spring. Quarterbacks were not tackled to ground in practices to prevent injury.

Roster notes: Can confirm freshman running back Egbezien Obiomon quit the team last week. Monken said 20-25 players have been cut or left the team since Saturday’s spring game. Army’s roster hasn’t been updated yet but still trying to confirm who is no longer on the team.

Offense (2015 class year)
QB: A.J. Schurr, Sr. or Ahmad Bradshaw, Soph.; Matt Kaufmann, Jr.
FB: Aaron Kemper, Jr. or Matt Giachinta, Sr.
SB: John Trainor, Soph.; Louis Napoles, Soph.
SB: Joe Walker, Jr.; Elijah St. Hilaire, Jr.
WR: Edgar Poe, Jr.; Jermaine Adams, Soph.
WR: DeAndre Bell, Sr.; Jeff Ejekam, Soph.
TE: Kelvin White, Sr.; Ryan Alexander, Sr.
LT: Justin Gilbert, Sr.; Ryan Alexander, Sr.
LG: Mike Houghton, Soph.; Lofi Tamasese, Jr.
C: Matt Hugenberg, Sr.; Josh Boylan, Soph.
RG: Lofi Tamasese, Jr.; Jaryn Villegas, Soph.
RT: Drew Hennessy, Sr.; Brett Toth, Soph.

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Moss finds home at safety

Xavier Moss knows there’s work to do.

Moss hasn’t perfected playing safety in 14 spring practices.

But, each day, the former wide receiver gets more comfortable at his new position.

Moss picked off a pass in Army’s Spring Game Saturday.

The plan is to remain at safety for the start of preseason camp in August, Moss said.  He plans on studying Army’s defensive playbook as much as possible in the offseason.

“There’s nothing worse than getting out there and getting confused,” said Moss, who is 6-foot-2 and 194 pounds. “When I know what I’m doing and I’m real confident and have it down pat over the summer, I feel like I can come here in the fall and (play) real fast.”

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Spring Game blog

Promising freshman quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw chalked up Saturday’s Spring Game as another lesson in his development under center.

Bradshaw took the blame for his two interceptions on consecutive drives in the second quarter.

“I have to protect the football and don’t be the hero,” said Bradshaw, who rushed for 45 yards and threw for 37 more for the Black in a 40-17 win. “Just do what your team needs you to do and execute the play. (Edgar) Poe and I weren’t on the same page on both of them.”

Josh Jenkins picked off Bradshaw in the end zone on a pass intended for Edgar Poe.

“It was all my fault,” Bradshaw said. “I should have put a little more air under the ball. Poe ran a great route and got open.”

Bradshaw connected with Poe on a 3-yard touchdown where he faked an option run before the pass.

First play: Sean Callahan, a 12-year-old from Mahopac lined up in Army’s backfield to start the game. Callahan, who is battling a pediatric brain tumor, took a handoff from Ahmad Bradshaw and run up the right sideline for a 73-yard touchdown. He closed the game with a 75-yard scoring run.

Scoring plays: Black – Sean Callahan 73-yard run, Ahmad Bradshaw 3-yard pass to Edgar Poe, Justin Fahn safety (recovered fumble in end zone), Dan Grochowski 25-yard field goal; Aaron Kemper 20-yard run, Alex Aukerman 15-yard interception return; Richie Smith 1-yard run. Gold – Mitchell Howard 32-yard field goal; Grant Escobar 4-yard run, Sean Callahan 75-yard run.

Leading rushers: Aaron Kemper (Black) 20 carries, 122 yards; Nick Shiver (Gold) 14 carries, 87 yards.

Leading tackler: Tyler L’Hommedieu (Gold) 11 tackles, 2 for loss.

Leading receiver: Joey Giovannelli (Black) 2 catches, 28 yards

Top defensive plays: Josh Jenkins (Gold) interception; Xavier Moss (Gold) interception; Andrew McLean (Black) 2.5 tackles for loss, sack; Justin Fahn (Black) sack, safety; Steven Johnson (Black) sack.

Sitting out: Junior center Matt Hugenberg, junior fullback Matt Giachinta, junior tackle Justin Gilbert and sophomore slotback Elijah St. Hilaire were among the players that didn’t play due to injury.

Junior Day: Army held its first Junior Day Saturday. More than 90 prospects attended, inlcuding Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) linebacker Dallas Jeanty, Pine-Richland (Pa.) defensive end Matt Hampson, Lafayette (Va.) tight end Trey Neville and Camden Catholic (N.J.) cornerback Jamal Parker.

Spring Game observations: Biggest crowd I’ve seen for a spring game in my eight-plus season covering the team. At first, I estimated more than 3,000 fans but was informed 2,500 was a more realastic number…Army will need to throw the ball more effectively than it did in scrimmage and game-like conditions. Quarterbacks Ahmad Bradshaw, Matt Kaufmann and Seth Gonzalez combined to complete 7-of-20 passes with three interceptions. A couple of throws were dropped. But, in other cases like Alex Aukerman’s 15-yard interception return, bad reads were made…During the spring, coach Jeff Monken said Army might need to look at freshman to be its third team fullback behind Matt Giachinta and Aaron Kemper. But, sophomore Chasen Brown (3 carries, 33 yards) and freshman Nick Shiver (14 carries, 87 yards) finished the spring strong and had the two longest runs (31 by Shiver and 26 by Brown) in the spring game…Have to ask coach Monken where the kicking game stands at his Tuesday post-spring presser. Junior Dan Grochowski, the team’s field-goal kicker the past three seasons, made a 25-yarder and all three of his extra point. Sophomore Mitchell Howard connected on a 32-yard field goal to close the first half. Jonathan Kim made both of his extra points and junior Cale Brewer is still in the mix. Even, junior punter Alex Tardieu was given a shot at kicking off Saturday…Junior Freshman slotback John Trainor was injured on the first series and didn’t return to action.

VIDEO: Ahmad Bradshaw’s 3-yard touchdown pass to Edgar Poe and interview with linebacker Seth Combs.

Follow me on Periscope (@salinterdonato) for interviews with former Army football players Mike Viti and Caleb Campbell.


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Who is going to be at Spring Game

Nick Schrage asked one of Army’s coaches if he could bring up his cleats Saturday.

Schrage, punter and kicker at Fork Union Military Academy last fall, desperately wants to be on the field for Army’s Black and Gold game at Michie Stadium. He’ll have to settle for wathcing from the sideline as a member of Army’s 2015 recruiting class.

“Give me a helmet,” Schrage said. “I want to play at Michie Stadium.”

By Schrage’s accounts, he’s ready. Schrage said he booted a kickoff through the uprights for the first time ever early this week in training.

Come this summer, Schrage said he’s ready to challenge punter Alex Tardieu and kicker Dan Grochowski, both juniors, for their jobs.

” They are not really expecting a guy like me to come in there and rock the boat a little, make waves and make these guys fight for their job,” Schrage said. “Right now, from what I’ve heard, they are kind of set in their places and they are not expecting to be contested.

“I want to go in there and I want to start a proverbial ruckus. I want to cause the problem where they don’t know who to pick. More than anything, my whole dream, my whole goal, is to kick the winning field goal against Navy.”

A number of 2015 Army commits including Frisco (Texas) offensive lineman Jaxson Deaton, Veterans (Ga.) safety Rashaad Bolton, Central Catholic (Pa.) center Eric McAllister, Old Mill (Md.) running back Donovan Franklin and Daphne (Ala.) defensive tackle Khahil Yelding will be taking in the game.

For the first time in my days on the beat, Army will also be holding a Junior Day.

Juniors, who are expected to attend the game, are Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) defensive end/linebacker Dallas Jeanty, Newsome (Fla.) offensive lineman Sean Behrens, LaPorte (Texas) defensive end Eric Kendzoir, Paul VI (N.J.) wide receiver-cornerback Lonnie Moore and Toms River (N.J.) South lineman Kyle Hebrew.

Jeanty says Army is in his top three college choices with Oregon State and Miami (Fla.).

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Recruiting: Highly touted Alabama QB offered

Army has thrown in its name with some heavy hitters from the Southeastern Conference by offering Leeds (Ala.) junior quarterback TaDarryl Marshall.

Marshall visited Alabama practice this week and has an offer from the Crimson Tide and Auburn among others. He was the most valuable of the Alabama state 4A championship game.

By my count, Army has offered 159 high school juniors.

2016 Army offers
T Tarik Adams, 6-4, 285, Lowndes HS, Valdosta, Ga.
RB Jaret Anderson, 5-10, 185, Charlotte (N.C.) Catholic HS
CB Austin Andrews, 6-1, 180, St. Francis de Sales HS, Columbus, Ohio: Andrews has received offers from Ball State, Boston College, Iowa, Purdue, Rutgers and Wisconsin, among others.
CB Manny Appiah, 6-1, 180, Bergen Catholic HS, Oradell, N.J.
WR Kirk Augustus, 5-9, 165, Ardrey Kell HS, Charlotte, N.C.
K Alex Barbir, 5-9, 185, South Forsyth HS, Cumming, Ga.
LB Michael Badejo, 6-1, 203, Mansfield Timberview HS, Arlington, Texas: Air Force and Washington have offered Badejo and TCU has shown interest. Army has also offered Badejo’s teammate, quarterback Devin Williams.
WR Jaquarius Bargnare, 5-9, 189, Dr. Phillips HS, Orlando, Fla.
OL Harrison Barton, 6-3, 285, Houston (Texas) Christian HS
C Chris Beech, 6-2, 288, Archbishop Alter HS, Kettering, Ohio
C-G Sean Behrens, 6-3, 285, Newsome HS, Lithia, Fla.: Attending Army Junior Day.
QB Joey Benden, 5-10, 180, Massaponax HS, Spotsylvania, Va.
RB Rakeem Boyd, 5-11, 200, Stratford HS, Houston, Texas
LB Todd Bradley, 6-foot, 210, Valdosta (Ga.) HS
T Parker Braun, 6-4, 275, Osceola HS, Kissimmee, Fla: Braun’s father, Mike, played football for Army from 1986-88. Ohio State, Stanford and Duke are among others, who have offered Braun.
QB Anthony Brown, 6-2, 190, St. John Vianney HS, Holmdel, N.J.: Brown has offers from Air Force, Boston College, Northwestern, Temple, Wake Forest and UConn among others.
RB-S Brittain Brown, 6-2, 190, Cherokee HS, Canton, Ga.
RB Jesse Brown, 5-11, 185, Brookwood HS, Snellville, Ga.: Offered by Kansas State, Navy and Air Force among others.
S Anthony Butler, 6-2, 190, Vance HS, Charlotte, N.C.
CB Camryn Bynum, 5-11, 164, Centennial HS, Corona, Calif.: Navy offered Bynum soon after he received his offer from Army. Also has offers from Boise State, San Diego State.
DE Charles Callender, 6-2, 220, Gulliver Prep, Miami, Fla.
WR Antoine Cannady, 6-3, 225, Dawson HS, Pearland, Texas
OL Eric Cal, 6-3, 286, Providence Day HS, Charlotte, N.C.
LB Eron Carter, 6-2, 215, Palatka (Fla.) HS: UMass and Troy have offered Carter.
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.
CB Miles Corpening, 5-11, 180, Vance HS, Charlotte, N.C.
DL Da’shon Copes, 6-1, 267, Toms River (N.J.) North HS
RB Jeremiah Credit, 5-7, 165, Brazosport HS, Freeport, Texas
CB Ty Daniels, 6-foot, 177, Foster HS, Richmond, Texas: Army was Daniel’s first offer.
LB Lorenzo Dantzler, 6-2, 230, Starkville (Miss.) HS
DL Jonathan Decker, 6-5, 250, Acola (Tenn.) HS
K J.D. Dellinger, 6-2, 170, Charlotte (N.C.) Country HS
LB Joel Dublanko, 6-3, 227, Aberdeen (Wash.) HS: Dublanko, a member of Team USA’s U-18 team, has been offered by Washington State among others.
CB Coney Durr, 5-10, 171, Dutchtown HS, Geismar, La.: Kansas State is among the other schools, which has offered Durr.
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.
CB D’Angelo Ellis, 6-foot, 160, Cypress Ridge HS, Houston, Texas: Ellis has also received an offer from Rice.
DE Will Evans, 6-2, 260, Aquinas HS, Augusta, Ga.
RB Tyus Flakes, 5-10, 195, Auburn (Ala.) HS
DE Andrew Fitzgerald, 6-5, 245, Marcus HS, Flower Mound, Texas: Air Force, Boise State, Caifornia, Colorado State, Kansas State, North Carolina and Vanderbilt has also offered Fitzgerald.
OL Will Fries, 6-6, 265, Cranford (N.J.) HS
CB-S Bricen Garner, 6-3, 175, Central Catholic HS, Pittsburgh, Pa.” Also offered by Navy, Kent State, Miami (Ohio), Temple, Toledo, UMass and Fordham.
DE Demerick Gary, 6-3, 245, Kimball HS, Dallas, Texas
DE Michael Geraghty, 6-3, 232, Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas, Nev.
DE Jordan Giberti, 6-3, 225, Gainesville (Fla.) HS
LB Ryan Gilmartin, 6-1, 230, Charlotte (N.C.) Christian HS
LB Roury Glanton, 6-foot, 230, Carrollton (Ga.) HS
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.
WR Tanner Hall, 6-2, 185, Lambert HS,  Suwanee, Ga.: Army was the first to offer Hall.
WR-CB Damar Hamlin, 6-1, 185, Central Catholic HS, Pittsburgh, Pa.: Hamlin recently received his 32nd offer from Tennessee. Auburn, Clemson, Indiana, Miami (Fla.), Navy, Stanford, UCLA, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest, among others, that have also offered Hamlin.
QB Donald Hammond, 6-1, 205 Eagle’s Landing Christian HS, McDonough, Ga.
DE Matt Hampson, 6-4, 235, Pine-Richland HS, Gibsonia, Pa.: Bowling Green has also offered Hampson.
LB Bryce Handy, 6-1, 213, Columbus HS, Miami, Fla.
QB Felix Harper, 6-foot, 170, Creekside HS, Fairburn, Ga.
WR Jared Harrell, 6-2, 190, St. John Bosco HS, Bellflower, Calif.
DL  Chase Hatada, 6-3, 255, Rocklin (Calif.) HS: San Diego State is among other schools, which have offered Hatada.
CB Ojahi Hawkins, 6-2, 169, Winter Haven (Fla.) HS: Recently received an offer from Utah.
CB Joe Joe Headen, 6-1, 175, Bishop McDevitt HS, Harrisburg, Pa.
RB Artiss Henderson, 5-10, 200, MacArthur HS, Irving, Texas
QB-S Isaiah Hill, 6-1, 190, Florida HS, Tallahassee, Fla.
CB Tyrone Hill, 6-2, 198, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.: Navy offered Hill last week.
RB Artice Hobbs, 5-10, 175, Newton HS, Covington, Ga.: Hobbs’ Hudl profile says he runs the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds.
RB-S Khaleke Hudson, 6-foot, 205, McKeesport (Pa.) HS: Also offered by Navy
DE Dallas Jeanty, 6-1, 220, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) HS: Recently offered by Navy
WR-CB Nate Johnson, 6-foot, 180, Independence HS, Thompsons Station, Tenn.
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.
DL Noah Jones, 6-5, 255, Southmoore HS, Moore, Okla.: Navy, Kansas State and Toledo have offered Jones.
OL Spencer Kanz, 6-6, 280, Luxemburg-Casco HS, Luxemburg, Wisc.: Kanz’s first offer came from Illinois, has offered been offered by MAC schools Bowling Green, Ohio, Buffalo, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Miami (Ohio) and Toledo
DE-LB Eric Kendzoir, 6-3, 230, La Porte (Texas) HS: Attending Army Junior Day
SB-CB Chris Kershner, 5-9, 164, Dardanelle (Ark.) HS: Kershner’s first offer came from Navy.
WR Tyler Kirtz, 6-2, 190, Brownsburg (Ind.) HS
K Jake Koehnke, 6-foot, 175, La Costa Canyon HS, Carlsbad, Calif.: Army was the first offer for Koehnke.
RB Alan Lamar, 5-9, 185, DeSoto Central HS, Southaven, Miss.
RB Jonathon Lee, 5-11, 187, Riverdale Baptist School, Upper Marlboro, Md.
QB Riley Lees, 6-1, 185, Libertyville (Ill.) HS: Lees is from the same high school as Army junior quarterback A.J. Schurr. (COMMITTED to Miami, Ohio).
LB Peyton Long, 6-2, 225, Dallas (Texas) Jesuit HS: Also offered by Navy.
S Kenney Lyte, 6-2, 182, Fremd HS, Palatine, Ill.: Lyte holds a recent offer from Baylor.
DT William Mack III, 6-2, 255, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.
RB Dorian Maddox, 5-11, 200, Gilman HS, Baltimore, Md.
RB-CB Martin Mangram, 5-11, 180, Buford (Ga.) HS: Has been offered by Northwestern.
QB TaDarryl Marshall, 6-foot, 172, Leeds (Ala.) HS: Marshall has received offers from Alabama, Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Auburn among others. Auburn wants Marshall to play on defensive side of the ball.
LB Tanner Matthews, 6-3, 228, Santa Margarita HS, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
DE Sal Mauro, 6-3, 238, Bergen Catholic (N.J.) HS, Oradell, N.J.
DE Matt McClurg, 6-5, 230, Alcoa (Tenn.) HS: McClurg was offered by Army, Navy and Eastern Michigan on the same day. Air Force and Ball State among others to offer McClurg.
OL-DL Drew McEntyre, 6-2, 285, Calhoun (Ga.) HS
DE Darius McFarland, 6-3, 250, Box Elder HS, Brigham City, Utah
WR-S Teddrick McGhee, 6-2, 175, Memphis East HS, Memphis, Tenn.
LB Jimmy McKinney, 6-1, 225, Oologah (Okla.) HS: Air Force, Colorado State, Wyoming and Ohio are among the schools to offer McKinney.
RB Tre Miller, 6-1, 215, Dixie HS, St. George, Utah
RB Darius Morehead, 5-8, 170, Ensworth HS, Nashville, Tenn.
WR-CB Lonnie Moore, 5-10, 165, Paul VI HS, Haddonfield, N.J.: Attending Army Junior Day
RB Blake Morgan, 5-10, 170, Creekside HS, St. Johns, Fla.
CB T.J. Morrison, 5-11, 175, Stepinac HS, White Plains, N.Y.
S Justin Mulbah, 6-foot, 200, St. Vincent Pallotti HS, Laurel, Md.: Navy was first to offer Mulbah.
TE Jordan Myers, 6-1, 205, Dickinson (Texas) HS
TE Mack Nash, 6-5, 250, Camden County HS, Kingsland, Ga.
OL Marshal Nathe, 6-3, 285, Centennial HS, Peoria, Ariz.: (COMMITTED to Arizona State)
TE Trey Neville, 6-4, 245, Lafayette HS, Williamsburg, Va.
WR Tre Nixon, 6-foot, 155, Viera (Fla.) HS:
QB L.J. Northington, 6-2, 190, Lutheran HS, Orange, Calif.
WR Audie Omotosho, 6-2, 189, Plano (Texas) East HS: Oklahoma State, Utah, Kansas, Boston College, Navy and SMU are among the schools to offer Omotosho.
DB Mikial Onu, 5-11, 175, George Ranch HS, Richmond, Texas
DT Mike Panasiuk, 6-3, 285, Lake Park HS, Roselle, Ill.
WR-CB Jamal Parker, 5-10, 170 Camden Catholic HS. Cherry Hill, N.J.
LB Ryan Parker, 6-1, 205, Baylor HS, Chattanooga, Tenn.
OL-DL Mac Patrick, 6-2, 285, Hanover HS, Mechanicsville, Va.
LB Tabb Patrick, 6-1, 210, Hanover HS, Mechanicsville, Va.: Navy has offered Patrick.
LB Jonathan Pollock, 6-foot, 212, Dr. Phillips HS, Orlando, Fla.: Pollock verbally committed to Rutgers in the fall.
G Dylan Powell, 6-3, 270, Hannibal (Mo.) HS
LB Evan Powell, 6-1, 220, Cherokee HS, Marlton, N.J.
S Austin Quillen, 6-foot, 190, Jenks (Okla.) HS: Navy, Iowa and Vanderbilt are among the schools to offer Quillen. (COMMITTED to Vanderbilt)
RB Micah Reed-Campos, 5-9, 180, Chandler (Ariz.) HS: The Hudl profile of Reed-Campos says he runs the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds.
DL Darius Reynolds, 6-2, 225, York HS, Yorktown, Va.
QB Tyree Rodgers, 6-2, 180, Camden (N.J.) Catholic HS
WR-S Jarel Rowe, 6-4, 190, Carrollton (Ga.) HS
WR Geraud Saunders, 6-3, 185, Bishop Dunne HS, Dallas, Texas
OL Zach Shackelford, 6-4, 290, Belton (Texas) HS: Rice, Tulsa and Houston among schools, which have offered Shackelford.
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.
WR Demari Simpkins, 6-foot, 176, Hallandale HS, Hallandale Beach, Fla.
CB Simeon Smiley, 6-1, 200, Pensacola (Fla.) Catholic HS: Wisconsin has offered Smiley.
T-DT Nate Smith, 6-7, 260, Murrieta Mesa HS, Murrieta, Calif.: Oregon, UCLA, Oregon State, Arizona State, Arizona, California, Washington State, Baylor, Illinois, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, Penn State, Nebraska, Louisville, Cincinnati and Syracuse are among the schools we have offered Smith. (COMMITTED to USC)
RB-CB Trey Snead, 5-11, 195, Fleming Island HS, Orange Park, Fla.: (COMMITTED to Rutgers)
WR Jack Sorenson, 6-1, 185, Stevenson HS, Lincolnshire, Ill.
S Keoni Stallworth, 6-2, 190, Cosumnes Oaks HS, Elk Grove, Calif.
RB Bryson Stephens, 5-9, 176, Morristown-Hamblen HS, Morristown, Tenn.
LB Mason Stokke, 6-3, 205, Menomonie (Wisc.) HS: Stokke won the state 195-pound wrestling title this season. Iowa has also offered Stokke.
T Sterling Strother, 6-5, 254, Campolindo HS, Moraga, Calif.
S Tyshawn Suddoth, 5-11, 178, Lake Ridge HS, Mansfield, Texas
QB-LB Tymar Sutton, 6-foot, 215, McKeesport (Pa.) HS
S Chanse Sylvie, 6-foot, 180, Calvary Academy, Shreveport, La.
TE Collin Tatko, 6-5, 255, Northpoint Christian HS, Southaven, Miss.
RB-DB Yeedee Thaenrat, 5-10, 192, Father Judge HS, Philadelphia, Pa.: Recently received an offer from Purdue.
CB Mykal Tolliver, 6-foot, 177, St. John Bosco HS, Bellflower, Calif.: Also offered by Washington State, Colorado State and Nevada.
DE Anthony Trinh, 6-3, 230, Pace Academy, Atlanta, Ga.: Army was Trinh’s first offer. Air Force, Navy, Florida Atlantic, Kent State and Toledo are among the schools to offer Trinh.
SB Dawonya Tucker, 5-7, 150, Terrell (Texas) HS: Tucker runs the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds according to his Hudl profile.
DL Julius Turner, 6-2, 270, Meridian (Miss.) HS
RB Darryl Turner, 5-9, 184, DeMatha HS, Hyattsville, Md.: (COMMITTED to Maryland)
K Logan Tyler, 6-foot, 190, Nixa (Mo.) HS
LB Desmond Veals, 6-foot, 195, West Brook HS, Beaumont, Texas
RB Daevon Vigilant, 5-10, 180, Downey (Calif.) HS; Vigilant’s Hudl profile says he runs a 4.3 40-yard dash.
QB Michael Viktrup, 6-1, 205, Carmel (Ind.) HS
DE Traver Vliem, 6-4, 240, Midland (Texas) HS
RB Jamauri Wakefield, 6-1, 208, Providence HS, Jacksonville, Fla.
DE Evan Weaver, 6-3, 239, Gonzaga Prep, Spokane, Wash.: California, Utah, UNLV and Wyoming are among the schools to offer Weaver.
QB Devin Williams, 5-10, 166, Mansfield Timberview HS, Arlington, Texas: (COMMITTED to Texas State). Williams committed to Texas State in late March. Five days later, Army offered.
QB Ramar Williams, 6-1, 177, Bishop McNamara HS, Forestville, Md.: Williams has also received an offer from Air Force.
T Justin Witt, 6-6, 273, Lincoln-Way West HS, New Lenox, Ill.: California and Iowa State are among the other schools to offer to Witt.
LB Parker Workman, 6-3, 215, Bingham HS, South Jordan, Utah
LB Markus Wright, 6-3, 210, Jordan HS, Columbus, Ga.
DE-TE Zander Zimmer, 6-4, 225, Bishop Moore HS, Orlando, Fla.: Zimmer has also received offers from Duke, Illinois, Navy, Northwestern, Oregon State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Southern Mississippi, South Florida, Syracuse, Virginia and West Virginia.

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