Recruiting: Hanover Area (Pa.) lineman Justin Kopko’s commitment, Black-Gold Game visitors

Justin Kopko’s connection to Army football started to grow the moment the Hanover Area (Pa.) junior received the underclassman offensive lineman MVP award at the Black Knights’ prospect camp last summer.

Kopko made his eighth trip to West Point for the Black-Gold Game Friday. The 6-foot-4, 315-pound tackle gave his commitment to coach Jeff Monken at the spring game.

“It (the commitment) was coming,” Kopko said. “I’d rather be here than any other school in the country. It’s a top-notch place and the team is going places. I love it up here. Once I got the offensive MVP and started to get familiar with all of the coaches, I knew then that it was the right place.

Kopko, one of the top returning lineman in Pennsylvaniaa high honors student, visited Temple.

St. Joseph Regional (N.J.) junior safety Jimmy Ciarlo tweeted his commitment to Army Saturday. Ciarlo attended the Black-Gold Game. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Ciarlo had offers from Syracuse and Old Dominion.

Dutchtown (Ga.) running back Jonathan Andrews, Vance (N.C.) defensive end Damar Faison,  Mishawaka (Ind.) offensive lineman Alex Faulkner, Springfield (Ohio) linebacker Cameron Hoelscher, Utica Eisenhower (Mich.) defensive end Henry Janeway, East Lincoln (N.C.) defensive end Ryan Matz, Viera (Fla.) linebacker Brandon Mays, Centennial (Texas) OL Kyle Perry, Midlothian (Texas) fullback Landry Songer, Rockwall (Texas) kicker Cole Talley, Lake Ridge (Texas) running back Cartraven Walker and Montclair (N.J.) running back Danny Webb were among the 2018 commits attending the Black-Gold Game.

2019 commits (4)
S Jimmy Ciarlo, 6-3, 190, St. Joseph Regional HS, Montvale, N.J.: Other offers – Syracuse, Old Dominion. (COMMITTED, April 13)
LB Ryan Jewell, 6-1, 223, Pelham (Ala.) HS: (COMMITTED, April 4)
OL Justin Kopko, 6-4, 315, Hanover Area (Pa.) HS: (COMMITTED, April 13)
QB Dedrick Wilson, 6-1, 195, Kenedy (Texas) HS: (COMMITTED, March 28




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