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Sal Interdonato

Award-winning writer Sal Interdonato has been on the Army football beat since 2007. He’ll take you inside the huddle and into the lives of the Black Knights.

Recruiting: Tyler first 2017 QB commit

Tyhier Tyler walked out of Jeff Monken’s office Saturday following Army’s prospect camp. Isaiah Moore, Tyler’s best friend, was waiting for him. Moore had just finished talking to Army defensive coordinator Jay Bateman. The topic was Tyler. Bateman, the recruiting coach for both Tyler and Moore, has plenty of positives to say about the Woodside [...]

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Official freshmen class with some jersey numbers (Updated)

Army’s freshman class of 56 football players reported for Reception Day Monday morning to begin their basic training. Of the 56 players, 29 played at Army Prep last fall. Four quarterbacks are listed on the roster – Kelvin Hopkins (Army Prep); Malik McGue (Army Prep) Joey Benden (Massaponax, Va.) and Korie Frausto (Maize South, Kansas). [...]

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June Prospect Camp MVPs

The state of Virginia was well-represented at Army’s first of two summer prospect camps Saturday at West Point. Woodside (Newport News, Va.) quarterback Tyhier Tyler was the overall offensive most valuable player for the Class of 2017. Tyler, who has an offer from Army, did not participate in the combine (40-yard dash, vertical jump or [...]

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Recruiting: Two Texas commits, Alabama LB join 2017 class

Army picked up two commitments from Texas over the past two days. St. Pius X (Houston) safety Ayrton Payne joined the 2017 class on his birthday Thursday. Payne had more than 80 tackles in 2015. DeSoto linebacker Kemonte Yow tweeted his pledge to Army on Friday night. Yow made 96 tackles in 2015, according to [...]

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Recruiting: Versatile Schappell is Army’s second 2017 commit

The 2015 football season for Exeter (Pa.) was on the brink. Starting quarterback Brandon Unterkofler broke his leg in the fifth game of the season. Exeter’s next man up was receiver Gabe Schappell, who has never taken a snap in a game. Coach Matt Bauer and his staff had one week to prepare Schappell. Schappell [...]

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Recruiting: Roth Army’s first 2017 commit

Ben Roth caught Army linebackers coach Daryl Dixon  a little off guard with a phone call at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Roth, a senior linebacker from Seminole (Fla.) had made up his mind. He was committing to Army one day after a visit to West Point. “Are you serious?,” Dixon said to Roth. Roth had thought [...]

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2016 recruiting class update: Auer headed to Furman

Buford (Ga.) tight end Caleb Auer tweeted Saturday afternoon that he’s committed to Furman. Auer, who committed to Army in February, posted on Twitter June 8 that he wouldn’t be attending West Point and playing football, “due to a seemingly minor non-football related issue with my medical status.” The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Auer had chosen Army [...]

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2016 recruiting class update: Patrick headed to JMU

Hanover (Va.) linebacker and former Army commit Tabb Patrick announced on social media Saturday that he will be playing for James Madison in the fall. Patrick tweeted in late May that he was reopening his recruitment and not attending West Point in the fall. Patrick’s brother, Mac, a lineman, signed with James Madison in February. [...]

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Life After Jenkins

Army doesn’t plan on moving any current players to cornerback to make up for the loss of Josh Jenkins, coach Jeff Monken said. Monken said Army wasn’t certain on the availability of Jenkins, a two-year starter who has left the academy after missing the 2015 season with a head injury, this fall and planned ahead [...]

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Fullback Drue Harris departs

Fullback Drue Harris has decided to leave Army after his freshman year at West Point, coach Jeff Monken said. Harris was listed third on Army’s post-spring depth chart behind Andy Davidson and Cole Macek despite missing spring practice with an undisclosed injury, which occurred in January. He worked his way into the fullback rotation in [...]

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