Khalil Fleming was paid a visit by Army assistant coach Mike Viti Wednesday at his Louisiana home.
Viti, a 2008 West Point and the team’s fullbacks coach, didn’t start conversation with football.
“He talked more about the school than football to be honest and that caught me attention,” said Fleming, a 5-foot-11, 163-pound cornerback from Northshore High.
Before Viti could leave, Fleming gave him his verbal commitment to Army. Fleming is the Black Knights’ second commit of the 2018 class.
“When they first offered me (back in March), I told my mom and everyone and they were excited,” Fleming said. “I talked with my family and friends and all they had was positive things to say about West Point. Every day, it grew on me that no other school could beat what Army had to offer me…I would be set for life after graduating.”
Army is Fleming’s only Division I-A offer. Cornell also offered Fleming. Fleming made 35 tackles and had nine passes defenses as a junior. He said Army is also recruiting him as a kick return. Fleming said he averaged close to 50 yards per kick return his junior season.
Fleming plans on visiting West Point for the first time this summer. It will be his first trip to the state of New York.
“I’ve always wanted to go to New York and this is a great chance to go live four years of my life there,” Fleming said.
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