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Recruiting: Michigan LB Samih Beydoun switches from Wolverines to Army

A visit to West Point Friday swayed Catholic Central (Detroit) linebacker Samih Beydoun’s college decision. Beydoun, who was committed to Michigan as a preferred walk-on, announced his pledge to Army Friday night. “It’s a tremendous opportunity that I’ve always considered,” said Beydoun Friday night. “Going to West Point is definitely bigger than football and I […]

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Christiansen, Hopkins, Riley 2019 captains

Senior linebacker Cole Christiansen, senior quarterback Kelvin Hopkins and senior cornerback Elijah Riley were voted as 2019 captains by their teammates Christansen, a two-year starter, is the third Army player in the last 10 years to be named captain in his junior and senior seasons. Hopkins enters his second season as starting quarterback. He helped […]

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2019 recruiting class: Direct or Army Prep

Here’s a partial list of 2019 Army commits who will be attending West Point or Army Prep. Commits, please message me on Twitter (@salinterdonato) if you have not been noted with your destination. DIRECTRB Anthony Adkins, 6-3, 225, LaRue County HS, Hodgenville, Ky.: Other offers – Louisville, Bowling Green, Western Kentucky, Georgia State. Former Louisville […]

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Cam Thomas transfers to Jacksonville University

Cam Thomas, Army’s No. 2 quarterback in 2018, will continue operating the triple option at his next college football home. Thomas, a sophomore, announced Wednesday that he will transfer to Division I-AA Jacksonville University in the fall. Thomas’ offensive coordinator at Jacksonville will be none other than Trent Steelman, Army’s all-time leader in rushing touchdowns […]

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Recruiting: Florida tackle David Hoyt joins 2020 class

David Hoyt’s wish or dream of attending West Point started at an early age. How early? “I’ve been thinking about it since I was 5,” said Hoyt, a 6-foot-6, 280-pound junior tackle of out Tampa (Fla.) Catholic. Hoyt’s dreams came true Saturday when he committed to Jeff Monken and his staff on a visit. ESPN […]

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2019 First Spring Practice Blog

“It’s supposed to be spring practice, not winter practice,” Army coach Jeff Monken said about halfway through the Black Knights’ first session since defeating Houston 70-14 in the Armed Forces Bowl and finishing with an 11-2 record and No. 19 Associated Press ranking. Temperatures were in the mid-20s with a real feel in the teens […]

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Recruiting: Georgia kicker Albert Jang first 2020 commit

Peachtree Ridge junior punter-kicker Albert Jang announced his commitment to Army Friday. Jang is the first member of Army’s 2020 recruiting class. The Georgia Sports Writers Association named Jang a first-team, all-state punter for the 2018 season. Jang averaged 45 yards per punt as a junior. “Playing at this school has been my biggest dream […]

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2019 Spring Practice Questions: Who will be Army’s No. 2 QB

Hard to believe that the opening of Army football spring practice is just one week away. One of the biggest questions for the Black Knights this spring is who will back up starting quarterback Kelvin Hopkins. Sophomore Cam Thomas, who was Army’s No. 2 quarterback and started in a win over Miami (Ohio) last season, […]

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Monken on new assistants Matt Hachmann and Kevin Lewis

Outside linebackers coach Matt Hachmann and defensive line coach Kevin Lewis will take the field for the first time as members of Army’s staff when the Black Knights open spring practice on March 7. Coach Jeff Monken discussed the additions to his staff in an interview last week. Hachmann was recommended to Monken by John […]

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Signing Day Update: Top Kentucky RB Anthony Adkins commits to Army

Army landed one of the top recruits in its 2019 class when LaRue County (Ky.) running back Anthony Adkins announced his commitment on the morning of Signing Day Wednesday. Adkins, an USA Today second-team all-state linebacker, was originally committed to Louisville of the Atlantic Coast Conference. He announced his decommitment from Louisville on Dec. 9 […]

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