Army didn’t pick up a win against Navy on Saturday.
But one day after the loss, Army may have picked up a victory on the recruiting trail.
Malik McGue, a senior quarterback at Science Hill High in Johnson City, Tenn., tweeted Sunday he’s verbally committed to play at West Point. McGue, who is 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds, brings much-needed speed to the program. According to McGue’s hudl page, he has ran a 4.47 40-yard dash.
Trey Williams of the Johnson City Press reported McGue, who was a finalist for Tennessee’s Division I Class AAA Mr. Football, is being recruited as a slot back, slot receiver and quarterback.
McGue attended the Army-Navy game and came away impressed enough to make his pledge t0 Army.
“It was already my No. 1 school…and it was a pretty amazing experience,” McGue told the Johnson City Press. “It was pretty surreal just to be there and knowing I’d have an opportunity to be a part of that in a few years….Actually, I didn’t think I was gonna be making a commitment this early. Just being at that game kind of gave me a feel for what they’re all about.”
McGue rushed for 1,171 yards and 21 touchdowns and threw for 2,320 and 25 touchdowns this season, according to the Johnson City Press.
UPDATE: Landmark Christian (Ga.) DE Will Yancey tweeted Monday he will be attending West Point. Yancey was also attended the Army-Navy game.
Spoke with two Army commits – LB Harrison Rooney (Bentonville, Ark.) and DL Tanner Sheffield (North Paulding, Ga.) – during pregame of Army-Navy. Both were excited to be watching Army live. Rooney said the gameday atmosphere, “sealed the deal,” on ed his decision to play for Army. He committed last week.
A host of other Army commits were in attendance for the Army-Navy game including S Rashaad Bolton (Veterans High, Ga.); S James Gibson (Hayfield, Va.); CB Richard Hanson (Prince George, Va.); QB Kelvin Hopkins (Independence, N.C.); DE-LB Julian Meares (John Carroll, Md.); CB Jaylon McClinton (Charlotte Christian, N.C.); K Zach Potter (Terre Haute North, Ind.).
Among the Army recruits in attendance were RB Dominick Bragalone (South Williamsport, Pa.); WR Tyler Campbell (Peachtree Ridge, Ga.); OL Nick Carnesale (Hammonton, N.J.); RB Andrew Davidson (Emmaus, Pa.); QB Aaron Farmer (Cleveland, N.C.); TE-LB Jeff Gemmell (Heritage, N.C.); RB Evan Gray (Hayfield, Va.); WR-CB Corey Joyner (Lake Norman, N.C.); DE Rod Stoddard (Hillcrest, S.C.); OL Nathan Thacker (Lord Botetourt, Va.); QB Khalil Trotman (Timber Creek (N.J.); DE Will Yancey (Landmark Christian, Ga.).
Army 2015 verbal commitments
OL Jake Baumert, 6-3, 300, Lovejoy HS, Lucas, Texas
S Rashaad Bolton, 5-11, 205, Veterans HS, Kathleen, Ga.
LB Jacob Covington, 6-2, 215, Liberty Hill (Texas) HS
DE T.J. Jackson, 5-11, 245, Trinity Christian HS, Jacksonville, Fla.
S James Gibson, 6-1, 200 Westfield HS, Chantilly, Va.: Three-star recruit by Rivals. Voted top safety at Army’s second prospect camp in June.
CB Richard Hanson, 5-10, 170, Prince George (Va.) HS: Voted top cornerback at Army’s second prospect camp in June.
QB Kelvin Hopkins, 5-10, 194, Independence HS, Charlote, N.C.
CB Jaylon McClinton, 5-10, 185, Charlotte (N.C.) Christian HS
QB Malik McGue, 5-8, 170, Science Hill HS, Johnson City, Tenn.: Could be a slot back once he steps on post.
DE Julian Meares, 6-3, 219, John Carroll School, Bel Air, Md. Made unofficial visit to West Point and committed on July 17. Voted top defensive lineman at Army’s first prospect camp in June.
CB Markale Moses, 5-10, 164, Broken Arrow (Okla.) HS
K-P Zach Pottter, 5-10, 180, Terre Haute (Ind.) North HS
LB Harrison Rooney, 6-1, 212, Bentonville (Ark.) HS
LB Corey Sanders, 6-4, 215, The Woodlands (Texas): Verbally committed to Army at first prospect camp in June. Earned best linebacker at camp.
DT Tanner Sheffield, 6-3, 245, North Paulding HS, Dallas, Ga.: Verbally committed to Army on July 10.
RB Connor Slomka, 6-foot, 205, Pine-Richland HS, Gibsonia, Pa.
QB Troy Smith, 6-0, 185, Harker Heights (Texas) HS
RB Calen Taylor, 5-7, 160, Christian Brothers Collegiate, St. Louis, Mo.
DT Raymond Wright, 6-3, 265, Ardrey Kell HS, Charlotte, N.C.
DE Will Yancey, 6-4, 240, Landmark Christian HS, Fairburn, Ga.
DT Khahil Yelding, 6-1, 290, Daphne (Ala.) HS
Here’s a list of the high school players from the class of 2015, who have received an offer to play Army football.
Might be missing a few but a pretty solid list.
CB Roland Adams, 5-10, 202, Florence (Ala.) HS
S D’Angelo Amos, 6-1, 175, Meadowbrook HS, Richmond, Va.
TE Brion Anduze, 6-4, 225, Central Kitsap HS, Silverdale, Wash.: (COMMITTED to Arizona)
CB Aaquil Annoor, 5-11, 170, Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy: (COMMITTED to Furman)
WR Chad Artist, 6-3, 180, Logan (Utah) HS: Artist’s Hudl profile says he runs a 4.39-second, 40-yard dash. (COMMITTED to Utah State)
RB Jordan Asberry, 5-9, 165, Colerain HS, Cincinnati, Ohio: Navy and Air Force have also offered Asberry.
S Boomer Bakich, 6-1, 203, Highland Park HS, Dallas, Texas
CB-QB Zach Banks, 6-2, 180, Lakeside HS, Evans, Ga.
LB Colton Beebe, 6-3, 253, Piper HS, Kansas City, Kansas: Beebe has been offered by Air Force, Minnesota and Kansas. Made 159 tackles his junior season.
DT Luc Bequette, 6-2, 290, Little Rock (Ark.) Catholic: Played junior season at Centennial High in Champaign, Ill. Also a center. (COMMITTED to California)
QB Tymere Berry, 6-1, 180, Toms River (N.J.) South HS
K Rod Blankenship, 6-1, 192, Sprayberry HS, Marietta, Ga.: (COMMITTED to Georgia)
OL-DL Grant Branch, 6-3, 272, Montini HS, Lombard, Ill.
RB Dominick Bragalone, 5-11, 205, South Williamsport (Pa.) HS
RB-WR-CB Malik Braxton, 5-11, 185, Meadowdale HS, Lynnwood, Wash.
S Jaxon Brown, 6-1, 181, Regis HS, Eau Claire, Wisc.: Brown has verbally committed to North Dakota State but Army still offered the safety.
C Blake Browning, 6-1, 285, Hendrickson HS, Pflugerville, Texas: Browning verbally committed to Tulsa before head coach Bill Blankenship was fired on Dec. 1.
RB T.J. Brumfield, 5-8, 165, Crespi HS, Encino, Calif.
T-DE Nick Buchanan, 6-4, 275, Dunwoody (Ga.) HS: (COMMITTED to California)
RB Jaylen Burgess, 6-foot, 210, Maryville (Tenn.) HS: (COMMITTED to Air Force)
T Christian Castleberry, 6-4, 270, Mesquite (Texas) HS: (COMMITTED to Arkansas State)
T-DE Nick Carmen, 6-4, 255, Mountain Pointe HS, Phoenix, Ariz.: (COMMITTED to Utah)
T-DT Nick Carnesale, 6-2, 260, Hammonton (N.J.) HS
T Tyler Carr, 6-6, 322, Southside (Ala.) HS: Carr is ranked the fourth-best offensive tackle nationally and the 30th-best player overall by Rivals. Has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Texas, Georgia and Nebraska among others. (COMMITTED to Auburn).
K-P Luke Carter, 6-1, 225, Wilson HS, Florence, S.C.
QB Tre’von Cherry, 6-foot, 180, East Central HS, Tulsa, Okla.
LB Dyson Chmura, 6-3, 212, Waukesha West (Wisc.) HS: The son of former Packers tight end Mark Chmura has potential to play on the offensive side of the ball.
OL Steven Clark, 6-2, 300, Brindlee Mountain HS, Guntersville, Ala.: (COMMITTED to Syracuse)
WR Glen Coates, 5-11, 172, Davidson (N.C.) Day HS: Also offered by Navy.
QB Austin Conway, 5-11, 165, Overland HS, Aurora, Colo.: Conway, a three-star football recruit by Rivals, has offers from Nebraska and Colorado among others. He’s also a highly-recruited basketball player. Indiana has offered Conway for hoops. COMMITTED to Wyoming (basketball).
K Jon Coppens, 6-foot, 185, Nolan Catholic HS, Fort Worth, Texas: (COMMITTED to Wyoming)
LB Austin Corbett, 6-4, 215, Plano (Texas) East HS: Corbett has offers from Navy and Air Force, among others.
DE Shawn Curtis, 6-3, 247, Ronald Reagan-Doral (Fla.) HS: Curtis also had offers from Illinois and Mississippi State among others.
DE Nick Czar, 6-3, 269, Highland (Ill.) HS: Former Army commit. (COMMITTED to Navy)
QB-CB Nate Dalton, 6-3, 195, Cypress Falls HS, Houston, Texas: Dalton has offer from Oklahoma.
LB Trevor Darby 6-3, 210 Davidson (N.C.) Day HS: Navy has also offered Darby.
DL Jack Darnell, 6-3, 260, Champlin Park HS, Champlin, Minn.: (COMMITTED to North Dakota State)
RB Andrew Davidson, 6-2, 210, Emmaus (Pa.) HS
RB Charlie Davidson, 5-10, 200, Blackman HS, Munfreesboro, Tenn.
S Chuck Davis, 5-8, 160, Broad Run HS, Ashburn, Va.: Davis has received a scholarship offer from Wisconsin among others.
RB Taye Davis, 6-2, 225, Lebanon (Tenn.) HS
C-DT Tyler Davis, 6-2, 295, Waccamaw HS, Pawleys Island, S.C.
CB Kameron Dennis, 5-11 185, Servite HS, Anaheim, Calif.: Navy has also offered Dennis.
OG Pat DiCarlo, 6-3, 280, Foothill HS, Santa Ana, Calif.
DL Jordan Dollerson, 5-11, 262, Florence (Ala.) HS
CB Daivon Ellison, 5-9, 180, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.: Second-team, all-state cornerback is the No. 27 prospect in New Jersey, according to NJ.com. Ellison top four schools are Boston College, Penn State, Rutgers and Syracuse. (COMMITTED to Syracuse)
C Josh Fannin, 6-3, 290, Mill Creek HS, Hoschton, Ga.: Fannin is ranked the nation’s 10th best center and Georgia’s 70th-best player by Rivals. (COMMITTED to Middle Tennessee State)
QB Aaron Farmer, 6-foot, 178, Cleveland HS, Clayton, N.C.
FB-LB Pena Fitisemanu, 6-foot,255, Kahuku (Hawaii) HS: Navy offered Fitisemanu before Army.
S Kyle Floyd, 6-3, 205, Humble (Texas) HS
DE Marques Ford, 6-4, 217, East Bay HS, Gibsonton, Fla.: Ranked the 14th-best defensive end and 48th-best player in Florida by Rivals.com. Ford has offers from Clemson, Wisconsin, Miami (Fla.), Virginia Tech, Nebraska, Duke, N.C. State and among others. (COMMITTED to Tennessee)
RB Jonathan Forrest 5-11, 202, New Rochelle (N.Y.) HS: Forrest is ranked the second-best overall player in New York and the 50th-best running back in the country by Rivals.
RB Coleman Fox, 5-11, 190, Salem (Va.) HS: COMMITTED to Virginia Tech.
S Clay French, 6-2, 200, Northview HS, Duluth, Ga.: French has an unofficial visit to West Point planned for July 21.
LB Eric Gallon, 6-2, 220, Jenkins HS, Lakeland, Fla.: Buffalo, Bowling Green and Eastern Michigan are among the schools that have offered Gallon.
CB George Gbesee, 5-9, 170, Oakland HS, Murfreesboro, Tenn.: (COMMITTED to Wofford)
TE Jeff Gemmell, 6-3, 215, Heritage HS, Wake Forest, N.C.: (COMMITTED to UNC Charlotte)
TE Riley Gessner, 6-4, 225, Dunwoody (Ga.) HS: (COMMITTED to Furman)
C Michael Gomez, 6-foot, 270, Cary-Grove HS, Cary, Ill.
RB Evan Gray, 5-10, 228, Westfield HS, Chantilly, Va.: Voted best running back at Army’s second prospect camp in June.
P Cory Griffith, 6,-2, 210, St. Ignatius HS, Cleveland, Ohio
T-DE Devin Hannan, 6-4, 270, Belle Vernon (Pa.) HS: (COMMITTED to Towson)
WR KiAnte Hardin, 5-10, 160, Webb City (Mo.) HS: (COMMITTED to Minnesota)
WR Jaylen Harris, 5-7, 150, Steele HS, Cibolo, Texas
G R.J. Harris, 6-3, 260, North Florida Christian HS, Tallahassee, Fla.
CB Montre Hartage, 6-foot, 180, Crisp County HS, Cordele, Ga.
LB Hayden Haupt, 6-2, 210, Clovis North HS, Fresno, Calif.
S Miles Hayes, 6-3, 195, Archbishop Moeller HS, Cincinnati, Ohio.: Navy offered Hayes after Army did.
TE Charles Hays, 6-4, 250, La Quinta (Calif.) HS
RB Robert Heyward, 6-foot, 195, Calvary Day School, Savannah, Ga.: Heyward was named Georgia’s 3-A East player of the year.
WR Tabari Hines, 5-10, 165, South Florence HS, Florence, S.C.: (COMMITTED to Wake Forest)
QB Jordan Hoy, 6-1, 187, Rockwell-Heath HS, Rockwell, Texas
LB Kendrick Jackson, 6-1, 235, Haynesville (La.) HS: (COMMITTED to Arizona)
QB Issac James, 5-11, 183 Carmel (Ind.) HS: (COMMITTED to Indiana)
QB William James, 6-2, 206, Morgan Park HS, Chicago, Ill.
OL Radson Jang, 6-2, 250, Kamehameha HS, Honolulu, Hawaii
WR-CB Brenndan Johnson, 5-11, 170, Midway HS, Waco, Texas: (COMMITTED to Navy)
RB Jalen Johnson, 5-9, 167, Westview HS, Avondale, Ariz.
QB London Johnson, 6-foot, 185, Marlboro HS, Bennetsville, S.C.: (COMMITTED to Charleston Southern)
C Andrew Jones, 6-foot, 280 Unionville HS, Kennett Square, Pa.
DL Blake Jones, 6-1, 263, Harris County HS, Hamilton, Ga.
LB Cole Jones, 6-foot, 210, St Xavier HS, Cincinnati
CB James Jones, 6-1, 180, Mullen HS, Denver, Colo.
CB Dominieke Jones, 6-1, 170, Bingham HS, South Jordan, Utah
DE Milord Juste, 6-1, 242, Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) HS: (COMMITTED to Florida International)
WR-CB A.J. Keene, 5-9, 165, Calvary Day HS, Savannah, Ga.: Keene was named the Georgia’s 3-A East first team as a defensive back.
TE Christian Kelley, 6-2, 230, Mount Carmel (Pa.) HS: Kelley went on an unofficial visit to Army on June 17. (COMMITTED to Cornell)
CB Lyrics Klugh, 5-11, 180, Byrnes HS, Duncan, S.C.
T Griffin Landrum, 6-3, 285, South Forsyth HS, Cumming, Ga.
DL Simeon Lane, 6-1, 300, St. Xavier’s HS, Cincinnati: (COMMITTED to Princeton)
LB-RB Noah Lazaro, 6-2, 215, Southwest HS, Lincoln, Neb.
DB Trey Lee, 5-10, 185, Thomas Stone HS, Waldorf, Md.
LB Gus Little 6-3, 224, Massaponax HS, Fredricksburg, Va.: (COMMITTED to Maryland)
DE Kirk Livingstone, 6-4, 235, Stranahan HS, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.: (COMMITTED to Alabama-Birmingham)
DE Dante Lonardo, 6-2, 248, Bethlehem Catholic (Pa.) HS: (COMMITTED to Lafayette)
K-P Davis Luster, 6-2, 180, Montgomery Bell HS, Nashville, Tenn.
TE Tyler Mabry, 6-4, 245, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.
RB DeAngelo Malone, 5-11, 185, Cathedral HS, Erie, Pa.
DT Thad Mangum, 6-1, 270, Christ Church Episcopal HS, Greenville, S.C.
RB Marcus Marshall, 5-10, 200, Millbrook HS, Raleigh, N.C.
S Andrew Martel, 6-1, 195, Foster HS, Richmond, Texas: (COMMITTED to Texas-San Antonio)
OL Mitch Mathes, 6-3, 280, Troup County HS, LaGrange, Ga.: (COMMITTED to Mercer)
C-NG Jamarion McBride, 6-2, 290, Hillcrest HS, Simpsonville, S.C.
C Eric McAllister, 6-1, 270, Central Catholic, Pittsburgh
WR Maxwell McCormick, 6-3, 193, St. John’s Jesuit HS, Toledo, Ohio
G Kyle-Malik Mitchell, 6-2, 295, Alcoa (Tenn.) HS
G Trenton Mooney, 6-5, 255, Lamar (Mo.) HS
CB Sammy Morrison, 5-11, 160 Gonzaga HS, Washington, D.C. (COMMITTED to Arizona)
NG Army Motuapuaka, 5-11, 285, Salem HS, Virginia Beach, Va.: Army is Motuapuaka’s first FBS offer. Father is first sergeant in Army. Brother is linebacker for Virginia Tech. Made unofficial visit to West Point on July 16.
DE Twazanga Mugala, 6-3, 215, Ardrey Kell HS, Charlotte, N.C.: (COMMITTED to Purdue)
DT Kevin Murphy, 6-3, 275, West Chester (Pa.) East HS (COMMITTED to UConn)
LB-FB Robert Muschamp, Darlington School, Rome, Ga.: A three-star recruit by Rivals, Muschamp is ranked as the 38th-best outside linebacker in the nation and the 41st-best player in Georgia.
DE Jalen Nash, 6-3, 235, SouthLake Christian HS, Huntersville, N.C.
WR Devin Nixon, 6-foot, 181, Viera (Fla.) HS: (COMMITTED to Western Kentucky)
LB-S Jett Nye, 6-foot, 210, Granville (Ohio) HS: Nye also has an offer from Air Force.
OL-DL Michael Owens, 6-4, 270, Nazareth Academy, LaGrange Park, Ill.
RB Devine Ozigbo, 5-11, 230, Sachse (Texas) HS: Rivals ranks Ozigbo the 42nd-best running back in the class of 2015. Texas back has 23 FBS offers (COMMITTED to Iowa State)
G Ethan Palelei, 6-foot, 290 Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas: Brother, Evan, was a senior defensive end at Navy last season. Father, Lonnie, played for Steelers, Eagles, Giants and Jets.
LB Charlie Patrick, 6-1, 208, Mays HS, Atlanta: Patrick has named his top three schools. In no particular order, Western Kentucky, Appalachian State and Georgia State. (COMMITTED to Georgia State).
DE Michael Peoples, 6-3, 265, Agua Fria HS, Avondale, Ariz.
K Matt Philichi, 5-9, 175, Bellarmine Prep, Tacoma, Wash.
WR Christian Philpott, 6-4, 203, North Florida Christian HS, Tallahassee, Fla.: Georgia state 1A 200 and 400-meter champion also has offers from Wisconsin, Miami (Fla.), Iowa State, Maryland, Central Florida and Louisville among others. (COMMITTED to Georgia Tech)
QB Elijah Robinson, 6-1, 174, Montclair HS, N.J. (COMMITTED to Boston College)
QB Rashad Robinson, 6-foot, 180, Hermitage HS, Richmond, Va.
WR Donovan Rooks, 6-2, 185, Yuma (Ariz.) Catholic HS
LB-S Mykhael Sanford, 5-11, 190, Daphne (Ala.) HS: (COMMITTED to Austin Peay)
OL Nelson Santiago, 6-4, 266, Oakleaf HS, Orange Park, Fla.: Also has offers from Cincinnati, Western Kentucky and Florida International. (COMMITTED to South Alabama)
LB Ben Schrider, 6-4, 225, St. Mary’s College HS, Albany, Calif.: COMMITTED to Richmond)
DB Tank Scott, 6-foot, 185, Highland Springs (Va.) HS
LB Gabriel Sewell, 6-foot, 215, Desert Hills HS, St. George, Utah
DT Lausii “Boogie” Sewell, 6-foot, 305, Desert Hills HS, St. George, Utah: (COMMITTED to Colorado)
QB Jeff Smith, 6-1, 170, Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic HS: (COMMITTED to Boston College)
LB-S Aron Spann, 6-2, 195, Dorman HS, Roebuck, S.C.
WR Tre Spann, 6-1, 185, DeSoto HS, Southaven, Miss.
LB Jacquese Steen, 6-foot, 230, Skyline HS, Oakland, Calif.
DE Nick Steinhaus, 6-1, 235, Milton HS, Alpharetta, Ga.
WR Brad Stewart, 6-1, 190, Benedictine Military School, Savannah, Ga.
DL Roderick Stoddard, 6-foot, 250, Hillcrest HS, Simpsonville, S.C.
WR Bryce Sutherland, 6-1, 186, De La Salle HS, Chicago, Ill.
OL Nathan Thacker, 6-2, 250, Lord Botetourt HS, Daleville, Va.
RB Alex Trotter, 5-8, 170, McCallie HS, Chattanooga, Tenn.
DT Tyree Turner, 6-2, 258, Stockbridge (Ga.) HS: (COMMITTED to South Alabama)
DL Josh Uluocha, 6-3, 267, Stafford (Texas) HS: Uluocha received his first offer from Army. Texas State followed up with an offer on same day. (COMMITTED to Texas State)
RB-CB Josh Walker, 5-6, 160, Jacobs HS, Algonquin, Ill.
RB Quaide Weimerskirch, 6-foot, 200 pounds, Pace HS, Milton, Fla. (COMMITTED to Georgia Tech)
RB-S Luke West, 5-11, 200, San Angelo Central (Texas) HS
LB-FB Jake Whalen, 6-2, 220, Wausau (Wisc.) West HS
QB McKinley Whitfield, 6-4, 195, Spiro (Okla.) HS: Army is recruiting Whitfield, who was named the top basketball player in his area, as an quarterback and an athlete. Rivals ranks Whitfield as the 13th-best player in the state of Oklahoma. (COMMITTED to Tulsa)
WR Kielan Whitner, 6-1, 178, Mountain View HS, Lawrenceville, Ga.: (COMMITTED to Appalachian State)
CB D.J. Williams, 5-10, 168, Smyrna (Tenn.) HS: Toledo has also offered Williams.
QB Greg Williams, 5-10, 193, Steele HS, Cibolo, Texas: (COMMITTED to Texas State)
QB Arion Worthman, 6-foot, 200 University HS, Normal, Ill.
C Kendel Wright, 6-3, 280, Mountain View HS, Lawrenceville, Ga.: (COMMITTED to Navy)
DE Will Yancey, 6-4, 240, Landmark Christian HS, Fairburn, Ga.
LB Christian Young, 6-2, 215. Hough HS, Cornelius, N.C.
K Alex Barbir, 5-9, 185, South Forsyth HS, Cumming, Ga.
WR Tre Nixon, 6-foot, 155, Viera (Fla.) HS: Notre Dame is the latest high profile FBS school to offer Nixon was offered by Notre Dame this week.
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