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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.

Army football grads thoughts on updated DoD pro policy

How much of an effect the updated Department of Defense policy, which allows service-academy athletes to pursue professional sports right after graduation, have on recruiting? A top Class of 2016 linebacker told the Times Herald-Record he would have given Army more consideration if the NFL was an option directly after graduation. “Definitely, that was a [...]

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Recruiting: Linemen Bowler, Wages visit

Pretty quiet on the Army recruiting front. Army hasn’t received a commitment to its 2017 class since July 3. Linemen prospects Jack Bowler (Cardinal Gibbons, N.C.) and Ted Wages (Auburn, Ala.) took visits on Monday and Wednesday respectively. Wages has an offer from Air Force. By my count, Army has offered 474 rising seniors. Here’s [...]

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Andrew King: Nagurski Trophy candidate

Army senior linebacker Andrew King picked up his second preseason honor Friday, making the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. King, who made 92 tackles, 16.5 for a loss, is one of 88 players on the list for the award, which is given to college football’s best defensive player. He made the Lott IMPACT [...]

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Projected 2016 Army Prep football roster

Georgia linebacker Markus Wright and Florida cornerback Joe King are among the 2016 Army Prep football team reports to West Point for their version of boot camp on July 18 Here’s a look at the projected roster: OL Nate Archie, 6-1, 268, Murphy HS, Mobile, Ala. S-KR Wallace Barrett, 6-1, 185, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville, [...]

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Kemper kicked off team for academic violation

Fullback Aaron Kemper, Army’s top rusher in 2015, has been removed from the team due to an academic honor-code violation, according to sources. Army athletic communications confirmed Kemper is no longer on the team but declined comment on the senior’s dismissal. Kemper led Army with 544 yards and scored three rushing touchdowns, the most by [...]

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Recruiting: Byrd, Douglas latest commits

Army received commitments from Cambridge (Ga.) running back Kaelin Byrd and Pickerington (Ohio) Central linebacker Kieren Douglas during Fourth of July weekend. The 5-foot-11, 207-pound Byrd could project into a fullback. Byrd scored 12 rushing touchdowns in 2015. He is Army’s first Georgia commit in the 2017 class. Douglas, who visited Army two weeks ago, [...]

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Notebook: Position change for Kaufmann, RB leaves West Point

Matt Kaufmann has taken his share of hits in practice as a scout-team quarterback in his three seasons at Army. When preseason practice begins August 1, Kaufmann, a senior, will be looking to deliver the hits. Kaufmann has moved to safety for his final year as junior Ahmad Bradshaw and sophomore Chris Carter compete to [...]

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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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