Recruiting: Tennessee LB Ernst commits

Morgan Ernst put some serious thought into attending West Point and playing Army football after visiting the academy for Junior Day in mid-April.

One month after the visit, the Webb (Tenn.) linebacker made up his mind. Ernst committed to Army on Saturday.

“I was just tired of trying to run around and find all of these offers,” Ernst said. “The process isn’t very fun. At the end of the day, I figured out this is my best opportunity to be successful in life and college as well…It was more of a waiting to make sure what I was doing was right for me. I’ve been thinking about it for the last few weeks and talking with everyone around me.”

Ernst, who received a visit from Army assistant coach David Corley two weeks ago, is Army’s fifth commit of the 2018 class. He put up some impressive numbers as a junior, making 156 tackles, including 14 for a loss, six fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and two sacks. Ernst also rushed for 1,026 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Army is recruiting Ernst to play as a hybrid linebacker/safety. Ernst, who is 6-foot and 195 pounds, is currently a midfielder and face-off specialist for Webb’s lacrosse team, which is in the Tennessee state semifinals.

2018 commits (5)
LB-S Morgan Ernst, 6-foot, 195, Webb HS, Nashville, Tenn.: Posted 156 tackles as a junior.
CB Khalil Fleming, 5-11, 163, Northshore HS, Slidell, La.
QB Walter Harris, 6-1, 190, Northshore HS, Slidell, La.
DL Tim Kater, 6-3, 265, Steelton-Highspire HS, Steelton, Pa.: Brother of former Army tight end Kelvin White.
OL Drew Kraatz, 6-6, 240, Standish-Sterling HS, Standish, Mich.

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