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Recruiting: California DE Chris Frey finds home at West Point

Chris Frey’s commitment post starts with, “This is Home.” Frey, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound defensive end has found his future home 2,800 miles away from his California residence. The Temescal Canyon (Calif.) senior visited Army during Friday’s “Knight on the Hudson” and gave his verbal commitment to the Black Knights before the event was over. The [...]

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2017 July Prospect Camp MVPs

Jenkins (Ga.) quarterback Javonte Middleton was named the most valuable player among rising seniors at Army’s second prospect camp of the summer. Middleton, who was offered by Army in May, showed an impressive arm during the camp’s 1-on-1 portion. Heights (Houston) 6-foot-4 wide receiver Noah Bush earned the co-offensive most valuable player for the 2018 [...]

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Recruiting: Big weekend starts with commitments from Brandon Mays, Chris Frey

A big Army recruiting weekend started off with a bang as the Black Knights received commitments from Viera (Fla.) linebacker Brandon Mays and Temescal Canyon (Calif.) defensive end Chris Frey during unofficial visits Friday. Mays made more than 100 tackles and was a first-team, all-state 7A pick as a junior. Frey, who is 6-foot-5 and 215 [...]

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Recruiting: Army lands Texas CB Richardson

Torey Richardson has grown up watching the Army-Navy football game with interest every December. When Army offered the Tomball Memorial (Texas) cornerback on March 31, his interest level increased in West Point. Assistant Todd Spencer continued to recruit Richardson following an ACL injury suffered in 7-on-7s earlier in March. Richardson showed his loyalty to Army [...]

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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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