2018 recruiting class: Direct or Army Prep

With R-Day approaching quickly on July 2, here’s a partial list of 2018 Army commits who will be attending West Point or Army Prep.

Some names are missing off the our past lists including Tomball Memorial (Texas) safety Christian Cross and cornerback Torey Richardson, who posted on social media that they are no longer attending Army. Greenwood (Ind.) linebacker Tim Johns, who committed to Army in July 2017, is now attending Purdue. Johns was a second-team, all-state pick by USA Today.

Commits, please message me on Twitter (@salinterdonato) if you have not been noted with your destination.

Direct admits
DB Jonathan Andrews, 6-foot, 185, Dutchtown HS, Hampton, Ga.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force
FB Cade Barnard, 6-2, 225, Seminole (Texas) HS: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Colorado State, North Texas, Bowling Green, Nevada, UMass
LB Briar Bearss, 6-foot, 213, Millington (Mich.) HS: Walk-on.
TE Bryton Belvin, 6-7, 230, Lake Highland Prep, Orlando, Fla.
LB Hayden Bollinger, 6-1, 209, Lafayette HS, Wildwood, Mo.: Other offers – Syracuse
DE Kwabena Bonsu, 6-4, 255, South Cobb HS, Austell, Ga.: Other offers – Air Force, Rutgers, Florida Atlantic, Arkansas State, Charlotte
DE Hunter Brabham, 6-3, 235, Hughes Springs (Texas) HS: 2017 stats – 70 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 2 sacks.
S Luke Cameron, 6-foot, 207, Kokomo (Ind.) HS: First offer – Army. Other offers – Air Force. 2017 stats – 72 tackles, 3 interceptions.
LB Wilson Catoe, 6-1, 217, Peachtree Ridge HS, Suwanee, Ga.: Other offers – Air Force, Wake Forest (preferred walk-on), Bowling Green, Ohio, Appalachian State, Former Harvard commit.
DE-TE Nolan Cockrill, 6-3, 230, Westfield HS, Chantilly, Va.: First offer – Army. USA Today first-team, all-state. Virginia High School League Class 6 defensive player of the year.
K Matteo Cordray, 5-10, 155, Highland Park HS, Dallas, Texas.
LB Morgan Ernst, 6-foot, 195, Webb HS, Knoxville, Tenn.: Division II Class AA finalist for Mr. Tennessee Football.
CB Quindrelin Hammonds, 6-foot, 195, Alcivy HS, Covington, Ga.: Other offers – Citadel, Birmingham Southern, Carson-Newman, West Georgia
OL Blake Harris, 6-1, 299, Ben Lippon School, Columbia, S.C.
P Will Hetzinger, 6-4, 200, St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Hammond, La.
CB Cameron Jones, 5-10, 163, Harvard-Westlake HS, North Hollywood, Calif.: Other offers – Navy.
OL Drew Kraatz, 6-6, 240, Standish-Sterling HS, Standish, Mich.
LS Brendan Knoespel, 6-foot, 210, Antonian Prep HS, San Antonio, Texas: Other offers – Air Force
OL Nick Kotok, 6-4, 285, Moon Area HS, Moon, Pa.
DE Ryan Matz, 6-3, 235, East Lincoln HS, Denver, N.C.: 2017 stats – 115 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 9 sacks, 3 forced fumbles.
OL Kyle Perry, 6-2, 305, Centennial HS, Burleson, Texas: First offer – Army
DL Hunter Richard, 6-3, 270, Edmond (Okla.) North HS: Other offers – Princeton, Abilene Christian
DL Darius Richardson, 6-2, 230, Tampa Bay Tech, Tampa, Fla.: First offer – Army.
OL Harmon Saint Germain, 6-foot-5, 280, Westfield HS, Chantilly, Va.
FB Landry Songer, 6-1, 205, Midlothian (Texas) HS: Scored 12 touchdowns and rushed for 741 yards despite missing first three games due to injury as a senior.
OL Jack Topping, 6-3, 261, Allen (Texas) HS: First offer – Army
QB-Athlete J.C. Watson, 5-11, 178, Basehor-Linwood HS, Basehor, Kansas
WR Cole Wright, 6-3, 185, Union County HS, Blairsville, Ga.: Dual-threat quarterback is being recruited to play receiver for Black Knights.

Army Prep
OL Sam Barczak, 6-3, 275, Sandy Creek HS, Tyrone, Ga.: Other offers – Buffalo, Georgia Tech (preferred walk-on)
FB JaKobi Buchanan, Chaminade Prep, St. Louis, Mo.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force
TE-LB Trevor Cosenke, 6-3, 212, John Champe HS, Aldie, Va.: First offer – Army
RB Earnest Crownover, 6-1, 205, Grandview (Texas) HS
WR Reikan Donaldson, 6-3, 175, Wheeler HS, Marietta, Ga.: Other offers – Air Force
OL Alex Faulkner, 6-4, 270, Mishawaka (Ind.) HS: First offer – Air Force. Second offer – Army
DE Chris Frey, 6-5, 225, Temescal Canyon HS, Lake Elsinore, Calif.: First offer – Army.
TE-DE Jordan Funk, 6-3, 230, Damascus (Md.) HS: USA Today second-team, all-state offensive lineman
QB Walter Harris, 6-1, 190, Northshore HS, Slidell, La.: Other offers – Navy.
LB Cameron Hoelscher, 6-2, 219, Springfield (Ohio) HS. Other offers: Air Force, Kentucky, Western Michigan, Bowling Green, Buffalo and Toledo
DE Henry Janeway, 6-5, 215, Utica Eisenhower HS, Shelby Township, Mich.: First offer – Army. Other offers – Navy, Eastern Michigan, Ball State
#DL Tim Kater, 6-3, 265, Steelton-Highspire HS, Steelton, Pa.: First commit of 2018 class. Brother of former Army tight end Kelvin White. Other offers – Delaware, Delaware State, Howard, Morgan State.
LB Brandon Mays, 6-foot, 210, Viera (Fla.) HS: Other offers – Buffalo.
QB Steven Migut, 6-foot. 180, Unity HS, Tolono, Ill.: First offer – Army. Offensive MVP at 2017 Army July camp.
LB Troy Nachtigal, 6-foot, 205, Fort Atkinson (Wis.) HS: Brother of Army senior linebacker James Nachtigal. First offer – Army.
C Daniel Parrish, 6-foot, 283, Prince Avenue Christian, Bogart, Ga.: Other offers – Navy, Middle Tennessee State
K Cole Talley, 6-foot, 175, Rockwall (Texas) HS
LB Evan Townsend-Henry, 6-1, 225, King HS, Norwalk, Conn.: First offer – Army. Other offers – Navy, Air Force.
LB Jesse Walsh, 6-3, 230, Avon Old Farms, Avon, Conn.
OL Cody Winokur, 6-2, 260, Archbishop Spaudling HS, Severn, Md.: First offer – Army


S Izzy Akojie, 6-2, 185, Wise HS, Upper Marlboro, Md.: First FBS offer – Army. Former Old Dominion commit.
DB Kwantay Anderson, 6-foot, 160, Green Run HS, Virginia Beach, Va.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force
QB Matt Armstrong, 6-1, 195, Oak Hill HS, Gainesville, Fla.: Father, Trace, played defensive line in the NFL for Bears, Dolphins.
OL Sam Backenstoe, 6-3, 263, Davidson HS, Hillard, Ohio: First offer – Army.
WR Jalen Banks, 6-3, 175, Riverside Academy, Reserve, La.
WR-CB Adam Bazan, 5-10, 180, Ridge Point HS, Missouri City, Texas: First offer – Army
DB Marquel Broughton, 5-10, 175, Mountain View HS, Lawrenceville, Ga.
DT Ryan Bryce, 6-5, 285, St. Joseph’s Prep, Philadelphia, Pa.: Other offers – Rutgers, Virginia, Temple, Central Florida, Buffalo, UMass
QB-WR-TE Shayne Buckingham, 6-4, 220, Dacula (Ga.) HS
RB Amon Byars, 5-8, 167, Terry HS, Rosenberg, Texas: Other offers – Navy. Hudl 40-yard dash time – 4.46.
WR Cole Caterbone, 6-foot, 170, St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.: Other offers – Iowa, Rutgers, Cincinnati, East Carolina
WR Azaveshe Daniyan, 6-foot, 183, North Mesquite HS, Mesquite, Texas
S Zion Davis-Thompson, 6-2, 175, North Stafford HS, Stafford, Va.: First offer – Army
CB Jontae Dobson, 5-9, 170, Ben Davis HS, Indianapolis, Ind.
S Xavier File, 6-1, 190, St. Augustine Prep, Richland, N.J.
CB Khalil Fleming, 5-11, 163, Northshore HS, Slidell, La.: Other offers – Air Force.
LB John Bailey “JB” Gullatt, 6-foot, 230, West Monroe (La.) HS: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Louisiana-Monroe
P Zach Harding, 6-6, 185, Christian HS, O’Fallon, Mo.
LB Chris Hunter, 6-1, 235, Austin East HS, Knoxville, Tenn.
WR Cameron Johnson, 6-4, 215, Wilson HS, Long Beach, Calif.: Former Cal Poly commit.
S Ja’ren Kenyatta, 6-1, 190, Urbana HS, Ijamsville, Md.: First offer – Army
OL Mason Kolinchak, 6-2, 245, Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif.: Starting guard for country’s No. 1-ranked team
K Miller Kronk, 6-2, 195, London (Ohio) HS: First offer – Army. Made school-record 51-yard field goal.
DL Kenese Leomiti, 6-4, 275, Calallen HS, Corpus Christi, Texas
CB Michael Mbony, 5-11, 189, Sherwood HS, Sandy Spring, Md.: First offer – Army. Second offer – Air Force. Other offers – Navy. Mbony’s brother, James, is a former Army rugby player.
LB Rasean McCauley, 6-2, 220, Louisville Male HS, Louisville, Ky.
DE/LB Marcus Mosley, 6-2, 238, Duncanville (Texas) HS: Other offers – Air Force, Colorado State, Texas-San Antonio, Texas State, Bowling Green, New Mexico State
CB Isaiah Morris, 5-11, 170, Bolles School, Jacksonville, Fla.
DB Malkelm Morrison, 5-10, 185, Iona Prep, New Rochelle, N.Y.
DB Braheam Murphy, 5-10, 160, Harding University HS, Charlotte, N.C.: First offer – Army.
DE L.J. Salazar, 6-2, 220, Veterans Memorial HS, Corpus Christi, Texas
LB Nate Smith, 6-3, 220, Bishop O’Connell HS, Arlington, Va.: First offer – Army
LB Paul Stanley, 6-2, 220, Marist School, Atlanta, Ga.: Other offers – Air Force, Georgia (preferred walk-on), Butler, Davidson
DE Ke’Shawn Sullivan, 6-4, 227, Zachary (La.) HS
OL Jose Taveras, 6-4, 265, Union City (N.J.) HS: Third-team all-state pick by NJ.com
LB Duncan Van Kouteren, 6-3, 205, Ponte Vedra (Fla.) HS: 2017 stats – 77 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 interceptions
K-P Will Van Pamelen, 6-foot, 190, Grayson HS, Loganville, Ga.
RB Cartraven Walker, 5-9, 170, Lake Ridge HS, Mansfield, Texas: First offer – Army.
S Mondo Walker, 6-foot, 183, Bishop Sullivan HS, Virginia Beach, Va.: Other offers – Florida Atlantic. Ranked 16th among Virginian-Pilot’s Top 50 seniors. Brother Ricky is senior defensive lineman at Virginia Tech. Brother Rijo was safety and captain at Virginia.
DB Brandon Walters, 6-foot, 170, Bolingbrook (Ill.) HS: First offer. Verbal after attending Buffalo game on Sept. 9. 2017 stats – 60 tackles, 6 pass breakups.
RB Danny Webb, 5-7, 160, Montclair (N.J.) HS: Other offers – Illinois, Central Michigan, Kent State. First-team, all-state by NJ.com. Set Essex County (N.J.) record with 78 career TDs. Scored 28 touchdowns, rushed for 1,371 yards, returned three punts and kickoff for scores as senior.
RB Tyrese White, 5-10, 200, Hamshire-Fannett HS, Hamshire, Texas: First offer – Army.
QB Hajj-Malik Williams, 6-2, 180, Hapeville Charter Career Academy, College Park, Ga.: Led Hapeville Charter to state Class AA  title as senior. 2017 stats – 2,502 passing yards, 27 TDs, 6 INTs, 447 rushing yards, 12 TDs.
RB David Woodward, 5-11, 180, Mount Pisgah Christian School, Alpharetta, Ga.
DE Noah Yates, 6-foot-5, 215, Carbondale Area HS, Carbondale, Pa.
WR Daniel Zuloaga, 6-5, 202, Community School of Naples, Naples, Fla.: Other offers – Western Kentucky, Central Michigan.

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