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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.

Watch list: Ahmad Bradshaw up for Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

Army senior Ahmad Bradshaw was recognized as one of the nation’s top quarterbacks earlier this week when he was named a candidate for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. Moments after posting the news, this message appeared on my Twitter feed. “Shouldn’t he be nominated 4 Archie Manning Golden Legs Award instead? He rushed 2x [...]

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Watch list: Brett Toth candidate for Outland Trophy

Pro Football Focus ranked Army tackle Brett Toth as the country’s fifth-best, run-blocking tackle in 2016. Bleacher Report listed Toth as the nation’s 23rd-best offensive lineman, period. The 6-foot-6, 276 senior’s play continues to receive national recognition as he was recently one of 81 linemen named to the Outland Trophy watch list. Toth started all [...]

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Nicolas, Army Prep class report

Burke Catholic graduate Garnett Nicolas and his Army Prep football teammates reported for R-Day at the prep school Monday. Nicolas, a fullback, rushed for 1,560 yards and 22 touchdowns and was named the New York state (coaches) Class C player of the year as a senior. Quarterback Jabari Laws, the 2016 USA Today Maryland offensive [...]

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Recruiting: Texas DE Hunter Brabham commits on visit

Hunter Brabham has visited many schools during his recruiting process. Brabham made stops at the University of Texas, SMU, TCU, Tulsa, Sam Houston and Columbia. None of those visits compared to Brabham’s time at West Point Sunday. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Hughes Springs (Texas) defensive end spent five hours touring the academy. In the middle of [...]

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Watch list: Aukerman up for Nagurski Trophy

Alex Aukerman’s 2014 high school recruiting profiles listed the Indiana native between 205 and 210 pounds. This week, the Army senior posted a picture of a scale reading 262 pounds on social media. Aukerman has become one of the football team’s strongest and effective players. Army’s leader on tackles for loss (15) and sacks (7.5) [...]

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Recruiting: Indiana LB Tim Johns on commitment

Tim Johns sensed West Point was going to be his future home moments after his unofficial visit on June 22. Johns shared the same work ethic and intensity with everyone associated with football program. “The people there were my kind of people,” said Johns, a Greenwood (Ind.) senior linebacker. “I fit in well. I felt [...]

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Recruiting: Army lands highly-recruited North Carolina DE Damir Faison

Vance (N.C.) defensive end Damir Faison turned down offers from Big Ten schools Maryland and Rutgers to join Army’s 2018 recruiting class. Faison revealed his commitment to the Black Knights on Twitter Friday night. Temple, East Carolina, Colorado State, Georgia Southern, Appalachian State and Georgia State offered the 6-foot-2, 240-pound senior. Faison originally committed to [...]

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Fourth of July Commits: Payne, Murphy, Harris, McElwain, Garrison join 2018 class

A.J. Payne committed to Army and assistant coach Mitch Ware three weeks ago. But, Payne, a rising senior from Americus-Sumter (Ga.), told Ware that he wanted to wait Tuesday to officially announce his decision through social media. “There’s nothing like the Army, Fourth of July and Independence Day,” said Payne Tuesday afternoon. “It was the [...]

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Updated and official 2017 freshmen class

Quarterbacks Christian Anderson, Jordan Johnson and Cameron Thomas are among the freshmen expected to report for Reception Day Monday at West Point. Army released its freshmen class, consisting of 82 players this morning. The online release lists some players’ birth names. Anderson threw for 3,653 yards and 37 touchdowns and added 10 rushing touchdowns f0r [...]

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Commitment Tracker: Tennessee DB Will Hankins joins 2018 class

Army added a quick, physical defensive back to its 2018 recruiting class when Will Hankins of Munford (Tenn.) announced his commitment to the Black Knights Monday. Hankins, who is 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, made 53 tackles his junior season. According to his Hudl profile, Hankins, who recently camped at Memphis, has ran the 40-yard dash [...]

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