Army adds Newburgh DB Johnson to class

Newburgh Free Academy defensive back Steven Johnson led the team with eight interceptions in the 2011 season.

An eye-popping number considering Johnson had not played football in five years.

Johnson visited West Point on Monday and decided to accept an invitation to Army Prep over walking on at FCS Albany.

Here’s an up-to-date list of Army’s 2012 recruiting class:
Lance Baggett, DT, 6-1, 250 pounds, Chicago Military Institute, Chicago, Ill.: Brother of Army freshman running back Terry Baggett, plays power forward on basketball team.
*-Cedrik Bell, DB, 6-foot, 180, Marion (Ind.) High: Hails from same high school as former Army quarterback Reggie Nevels.
Greg Bender, LB, 6-1, 205, Dawson Bryant, Ironton, Ohio: Second-team all-state linebacker rushed for 974 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Todd Blatnik, DT, 6-2, 285, Arrowhead, Hartland, Wisc.
Cale Brewer, K, 6-1, 180 Prosper (Texas) High
#-Adam Bungum, WR-DB, 6-2, 180 Triton High, Dodge City, Minn.
Matt Dabeck, WR, 6-3, 164, Leavenworth, Kan.
Jevon Elmore, RB, 5-10, 171, New London (Conn.) High: Elmore scored 12 touchdowns including three on defense and two on special teams as a senior. He also intercepted seven passes. Ranked 10th-best recruit in Connecticut by rivals.com
#-Colby Enegren, FB, Xaveria, Westwood, Mass.
Evan Finnane, DT, 6-2, 260, St. Edward, Elgin, Ill.
Kyle Fleming, LB, 6-1, 220, Waimea, Hi.
Ralphie Freibert, K-P, 5-10, 180 Jesuit, New Orleans, La.: Two-time all-state punter made 27 field goals in his career.
Joey Giovannelli, DB, 6-foot, 175 Glenwood, Chatham, Ill.: Brother, Tony, is a freshman running back at West Point.
Nate Guidry, S, 6-2, 185 Arlington Heights, Ft. Worth, Texas: All-district, first-team linebacker.
*-Jack Hanley, DT, 6-3, 265 Mentor, Concord, Ohio: Could add depth to defensive line in 2012. Hanley was offered by Air Force before Army but chose West Point after an official visit two weeks ago.
Desmond Jarman, DE, 6-3, 220, Winton Woods, Cincinnati, Ohio
Josh Jenkins, CB, 6-foot, 185, De La Salle, Pittsburg, Calif.
Robert Jenkins, RB, 5-11, 215, Loyola, Los Angeles, Calif.
#Steven Johnson, DB, 6-foot, 175, Newburgh Free Academy, NY
Matt Kaufmann, QB, McAllen Memorial, Texas: Rushed for 2,107 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior.
Aaron Kemper, FB, 5-7, 207, Winton Woods, Cincinnati, Ohio: Kemper rushed for 1,541 yards and 26 touchdowns as a senior. Kemper’s junior season was even better. He rushed for 1,606 yards and 28 touchdowns and was voted Ohio’s best offensive player.
*Khodadod Kia, OL/DL, 6-foot, 270, Beckman, Irvine, Calif.
#-Andrew King, RB, 6-1, 215, Flushing, NY: King rushed for 963 yards and 10 touchdowns his senior season. Headed to Army Prep.
Tevin Long, QB, 5-10, 170, Royal, Brookshire, Texas
James Meagher, OL, 6-3, 285, Pawling, NY
#-Sean McBryde, LB-S, 6-4, 210 Ellison, Killeen, Texas: The first player to commit to recruiting class. McBryde was offered a scholarship by North Texas and made two unofficial visits to Air Force. Could play linebacker/safety hybrid position when he gets to West Point.
Michael McFadden, DB, 6-1, 180, Westminster Christian Academy, Huntsville, Ala.
Blake McPherson, QB, 6-1, 200, Arlington, Wash.: Threw for 2,355 yards and 27 touchdowns and rushed for six scores as a senior.
Stefan Moreau, DE, 6-3, 235, United, Armagh, Pa.
Xavier Moss, WR, 6-2, 175, Westside, Houston, Texas
Charles Neild, DE, Campbell, Litchfield, N.H.
Edgar Poe, WR, 6-4, 205, Cienega, Vail, Az.
Kyle Ricciardi, LB, 6-2, 220, Croton, N.Y.
Jay Roberson, RB, 6-2, 195, Belleville, Mich.: Roberson was offered scholarships by Central Michigan and New Mexico, goblackknights.com reports.
*-Eddy Ruzga, FB, 6-3, 205, Badger, Lake Geneva, Wisc.
#-John Sanford, RB, Bergen Catholic (N.J.), Piermont, N.Y.
Niko Schillaci, T, Memorial, Texas
Gervon Simon, Athlete, 5-11, 190, Johnstown, Pa.
*-Elijah St. Hilaire, Athlete, 5-10, 176, Palisades Park, N.J.
Jeremy Timpf, LB, 6-2, 200, Sabino, Tucson, Ariz.: Played at the same high school as Army freshman running back Stephen Fraser.
Ammon Tuimaunei, C, 6-2, 275, Wilsonville, Ore.
#-Joe Walker, WR, 6-foot, 180, Eagle’s Landing (Ga.) Christian
Alex Waugh, S, Leavenworth, Kan.

#- headed to Army Prep
* – direct admit

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