2018 freshman class arrives

Quarterbacks Clay Czyzynski, Jabari Laws and Tyhier Tyler are Army freshman that reported for Reception Day Monday morning.

Czyzynski, Laws and Tyler all impressed while operating the option at Army Prep last fall. Czyzynski may be one of the strongest pound-for-pound quarterbacks that Army has recruited in some time.

Pretty even split between Army Prep (40) and direct admits (39).

Twitter follower Dan Cabeza noted the run of tall receivers in this class from Michael Roberts (6-foot-4) and Jalen Moy (6-foot-4) from Army Prep and Cameron Johnson (6-4) and Daniel Zuloaga (6-foot-5) direct.

Five freshmen are specialists (kickers and punters).

Heights and weights are from high school. Will update once they become available.

Here’s Army’s official 2018 freshman class (* – direct admit, # played at Army Prep in 2017):

*DB Kwantay Anderson, 6-foot, 160, Green Run HS, Virginia Beach, Va.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force
*DB Jonathan Andrews, 6-foot, 185, Dutchtown HS, Hampton, Ga.: 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.
*FB Cade Barnard, 6-2, 225, Seminole (Texas) HS: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Colorado State, North Texas, Bowling Green, Nevada, UMass
#OL Aaron Baudoux, Pendleton Heights HS, Anderson, Ind.
*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.
#RB Kaelin Byrd, 5-11, 207, Cambridge HS, Milton, Ga.
#TE Chris Cameron, 6-3, 220, Catholic HS, Baton Rogue, La.: Son of former LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.
*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.
#DB Cameron Clarke, 6-foot, 165, St. Peter’s Prep, Jersey City, N.J.
*DE 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.
#DE Eddie Crutchfield, 6-3, 240, Charlotte (N.C.) Latin School
#DB Cedrick Cunningham, 6-foot, 190, North Central HS, Kershaw, S.C.: 2016 USA Today first-team South Carolina running back.
#QB Clay Czyzynski, 6-foot, 205, New Trier HS, Winnetka, Ill.
*S Zion Davis-Thompson, 6-2, 175, North Stafford HS, Stafford, Va.: First offer – Army
#DE Ryan Duran, 6-5, 220, Pine-Richland HS, Gibsonia, Pa.
#WR Sean Eckert, 6-4, 180, Westfield HS, Chantilly, Va.: First offer – Army.
*LB Morgan Ernst, 6-foot, 195, Webb HS, Knoxville, Tenn.: Division II Class AA finalist for Mr. Tennessee Football.
#RB Ton Evans, 5-8, 175, Northgate HS, Newnan, Ga.: Other offers – Georgia Southern. Former Georgia Southern commit.
#LB Ray Gonzalez, 6-3, 215, Grafton HS, Yorktown, Va.
#OL Holton Greenfield, 6-3, 255, Vandegrift HS, Austin, Texas
*LB John Bailey “JB” Gullatt, 6-foot, 230, West Monroe (La.) HS: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Louisiana-Monroe
#WR Kevin Hamilton, 6-1. 175, Lee HS, Springfield, Va.
#WR Kraig Hamilton, 6-1, 175, Lee HS, Springfield, Va.
*P Zach Harding, 6-6, 185, Christian HS, O’Fallon, Mo.
*P Will Hetzinger, 6-4, 200, St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Hammond, La.
#OL Kamaron Holloway, 6-3, 255, Duncanville (Texas) HS: Other offers – Sam Houston State, Tennessee State, Texas Southern, Grambling State, Northwestern State, Stephen F. Austin, Prairie View A&M
#K Brooks Hosea, 6-foot, 175, Blessed Trinity HS, Roswell, Ga.
#RB AJ Howard, 6-foot, 190, Stephens County HS, Toccoa, Ga.
#S Jordan Jackson, 5-11, 180, Park Vista HS, Lake Worth, Fla.
#CB Caleb John, 5-10, 181, St. Frances Academy, Baltimore, Md.
*WR Cameron Johnson, 6-4, 215, Wilson HS, Long Beach, Calif.: Former Cal Poly commit.
#LB Nate Jones, 6-4, 200, Vance HS, Charlotte, N.C.
#LB Jake Killian, 6-2, 200, Grayson HS, Loganville, Ga.
#OL Noah Knapp, 6-foot, 270, Bishop Sullivan HS, Virginia Beach, Va.
*LS Brendan Knoespel, 6-foot, 210, Antonian Prep HS, San Antonio, Texas: Other offers – Air Force
*OL Mason Kolinchak, 6-2, 245, Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif.: Starting guard for country’s No. 1-ranked team
*OL Nick Kotok, 6-4, 285, Moon Area HS, Moon, Pa.
*OL Drew Kraatz, 6-6, 240, Standish-Sterling HS, Standish, Mich.
*K Miller Kronk, 6-2, 195, London (Ohio) HS: First offer – Army. Made school-record 51-yard field goal.
#CB Krys Kyle, 6-1, 191, Memorial HS, Houston, Texas
#RB Tyler Lavine, 5-11, 210, Cedar Park (Texas) HS
#QB Jabari Laws, 5-9, 160, Wise HS, Upper Marlboro, Md.: USA Today’s Maryland offensive player of the year.
#DL Dan Lord,6-5, 220, St. Anthony’s HS, Melville, N.Y.
*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.
*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.
#DB Julian McDuffie, 5-11, 162, Shiloh HS, Snellville, Ga.: Other offers – Ball State, Colorado State, Georgia State, Buffalo.
#CB Akyah Miranda, 5-10, 160, Belton-Honea Path HS, Honea Path, S.C.: Other offers – Citadel, South Carolina State.
*DB Malkelm Morrison, 5-10, 185, Iona Prep, New Rochelle, N.Y.
#WR Jalen Moy, 6-4, 200, Lamar HS, Houston, Texas
#TE Scott Murphy, Billerica, 6-3, 241, Billerica (Mass.) HS
*CB Tavores Pearson, Westside HS, Macon, Ga.
*OL Kyle Perry, 6-2, 305, Centennial HS, Burleson, Texas: First offer – Army
#FB Markens Pierre, 5-11, 215, Glades Day School, Belle Glade, Fla.: Brother of former Army safety Markenson Pierre
#OL Dean Powell, 6-1, 290, Buford (Ga.) HS: Other offers – Air Force, Tulane.
*DL Hunter Richard, 6-3, 270, Edmond (Okla.) North HS: Other offers – Princeton, Abilene Christian
#14 WR Michael Roberts, 6-4, 205, Vance HS, Charlotte, N.C.
#LB/S Chido Rwakonda, 6-2, 195, Delaware Valley HS, Westfall, Pa.
*OL Harmon Saint Germain, 6-foot-5, 280, Westfield HS, Chantilly, Va.
#K Bailey Schroeder, 6-foot, 175, Valley Christian HS, San Jose, Calif.
#LB Arik Smith, St. John’s HS, Washington, D.C.
*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.
*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 Jack Topping, 6-3, 261, Allen (Texas) HS: First offer – Army
#QB Tyhier Tyler, 5-9, 168, Woodside HS, Newport News, Va.
*LB Duncan Van Kouteren, 6-3, 205, Ponte Vedra (Fla.) HS: 2017 stats – 77 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 interceptions
*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.
#T Zack Ward, 6-6, 255, Byrd HS, Shreveport, La.
*QB J.C. Watson, 5-11, 178, Basehor-Linwood HS, Basehor, Kansas
#S Mike Williams, 6-3, 180, Watson Chapel HS, Pine Bluff, Ark.
*RB David Woodward, 5-11, 180, Mount Pisgah Christian School, Alpharetta, Ga.
#LB Kemonte Yow, 6-1, 235, DeSoto (Texas) HS
*WR Daniel Zuloaga, 6-5, 202, Community School of Naples, Naples, Fla.: Other offers – Western Kentucky, Central Michigan.

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