VIDEO: Jeff Monken Penn State postgame

Army coach Jeff Monken talks about 20-14 loss at Penn State.

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Pregame blog: Penn State

Senior quarterback A.J. Schurr took first-team snaps in pregame and will make his first start of season.

Schurr will make his four career start and his first since Ball State one year ago.

Sophomore Ahmad Bradshaw, who started Army’s first four games, dressed for warmups but did not take any snaps.

Not sure if Bradshaw is available for the game. If not, junior Matt Kaufmann appears to be the second-string quarterback. Freshman Chris Carter would be third string.

Sophomore right tackle Brett Toth is listed on the dress roster for the first time since UConn.

Sophomore guard Jaryn Villegas will miss his third straight game with an ankle injury.

Senior DE Evan Finnane  and senior T Ryan Alexander would join FB Matt Giachinta and LB Jeremy Timpf.

Freshmen dress list: CB-KR Marcus Hyatt; S Max Regan; QB Chris Carter; SB Nick Black; FB Darnell Woolfolk; S Gibby Gibson; CB Brandon Jackson; SB Jordan Asberry; SB Tyler Campbell; FB Drue Harris; SB Christian Drake; LB Calen Holt; LB Andy Davidson; TE Quinten Parker; FB Spencer Sheff; LB Cole Macek; LB James Nachtigal; LB Kenneth Brinson; T Rick Kurz; G Riko Tamasese; G Victor Nieves; T Tim Gant; NT Raymond Wright; WR Jalen Sharp; DE Wunmi Oyetuga; NT Cordarrell Davis.

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Prediction time: Penn State

Army is a 26.5-point road underdog at Penn State Saturday.

Penn State has won its last three games by an average of 15 points.

Army is 1-1 on the road, losing at UConn 22-17 and winning 58-36 at Eastern Michigan last week.

Army and Penn State haven’t played since 1979. The Lions have won nine straight in the series. Army last defeated Penn State 11-0 in 1966.

Senior quarterback A.J. Schurr should make his first start of the season for Army.

The Black Knights will need the best game from their offensive and defensive lines to be competitive in this game.

Army is expected to start its third offensive line in three games with senior Justin Gilbert battling an injury. Sophomore Mike Houghton and freshman Victor Nieves are likely to be Army’s starting guards.

Getting Army’s fullbacks going inside won’t be easy against Penn State’s defensive tackle Austin Johnson and Anthony Zettel. Penn State has the best defensive line that Army will play against this season.

Sal Interdonato (Times Herald-Record Army football beat writer): Penn State 34, Army 17. Have a feeling that Army’s defense will create a turnover and set up one of  Black Knights’ touchdowns. Big plays will be tough to come by against a Penn State’s defense that has allowed seven touchdowns in its first four games. If Army can play competitive football into the fourth quarter in Happy Valley, it’s a win for the Black Knights.

Predictions from around the college football universe
Bob Flounders ( Penn State 30, Army 14. Flounders said on,”Field goals, a few touchdowns, and lots of action between the 20s. And a late PSU TD gives the hosts breathing room.”
David Jones ( Penn State 22, Army 11
Greg Pickel ( Penn State 27, Army 10
Kevin McGuire (Athlon Sports): Penn State 37, Army 10
Tom Dienhart (Senior writer for Big Ten Penn State 33, Army 17
Sean Merriman (Blogger/web editor for Big Ten Penn State 28, Army 14
Angelique Chengelis (Detroit News): Penn State 24, Army 10
Brent Yarina (Big Ten senior editor): Penn State 31, Army 10

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Recruiting: Va. LB Christiansen picks Army

Catching up on recruiting. Apologize for slacking.

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy (Va.) senior linebacker Cole Christiansen verbally committed to Army Sunday.

Lew Johnston, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s coach, said Christiansen called Army with his commitment before church.

Christiansen visited West Point and attended the Army-Wake Forest game on Sept. 19.

“Army is getting one of the toughest, smartest and most dedicated football players I’ve had the pleasure of coaching during my 41 years of high school experience,” Johnston said. “He is very aggressive, loves the weight room and is an outstanding classroom student.  He has been elected by his teammates to be a team captain since his sophomore year. So, he possesses the leadership skills that West Point is looking for too.  Just an outstanding young man.”

2016 commits (26)
LB Gavin Bassett, 6-1, 205, Farmington (Minn.) HS: Other offers – Air Force. Bassett camped at Army on June 27.
LB Vershawn Brock, 6-foot, 217, Morgan Park HS, Chicago, Ill.
WR Antoine Cannady, 6-3, 225, Dawson HS, Pearland, Texas
LB Cole Christiansen, 6-2, 215, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, Suffolk, Va.
WR Kjetil Cline, 6-foot, 185, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.
RB Dominic Distefano, 5-7, 160, Hendrickson (La.) HS: Fastest prospect at Army camp on June 27.
DL Tyler Fleagle, 6-2, 265, Linganore HS, Frederick, Md.: Other FBS offers: Old Dominion.
LB Christian Gomez, 6-1, 215, Cypress Bay HS, Weston, Fla.
QB Felix Harper, 6-foot, 160, Creekside HS, Fairburn, Ga.
RB-S Kyle Harrell, 6-1, 205, Calera (Ala.) HS
WR Chance Kennedy, 5-8, 158, South Mecklenburg HS, Charlotte, N.C.
LB Jack King, 6-2, 205, Providence HS, Charlotte, N.C.
CB Joseph King, 5-10, 160, Bolles School, Jacksonville, Fla.: First offer – Army. Named “Most Explosive Athlete” at Army Prospect camp on June 27.
TE Geoff Kirk, 6-4, 230, Avon (Conn.) HS
OL Liam McCarthy, 6-2, 275, Avon (Conn.) Old Farms
RB Sandon McCoy, 5-11, 202, A.L. Brown HS, Kannapolis, N.C.
RB Ostin McPherson, 5-8, 170, St. Paul’s Espiscopal, Mobile, Ala.
DT Jake Monroe, 6-foot, 258, Coldspring-Oakhurst HS, Coldspring, Texas
RB Stefone Moore-Green, 5-8, 167, Paul VI HS, Haddonfield, N.J.
T Trey Neville, 6-4, 250, Lafayette HS, Williamsburg, Va.: First offer – Army. Neville’s father, Thomas, played nose guard for Navy in 1994 and 1995.
LB Joe Ryan, 6-1, 215, Plant HS, Tampa, Fla.
K Trey Simons, 6-2, 155, Atlantic Coast HS, Jacksonville, Fla.: First offer – Army.
S Justin Thomas, 6-1, 176, Chaminade-Madonna HS, Hollywood, Fla.
LB Desmond Veals, 6-foot, 195, West Brook HS, Beaumont, Texas
QB Brett Virgil, 5-10, 166, Heritage HS, Brentwood, Calif.: First offer – Army. Virgil was responsible for 26 touchdowns and combined for more than 2,000 yards as a junior.
QB Thomas Wyatt, 6-4, 208, Overbrook HS, Pine Hill, N.J.

2016 Army offers
DL Myles Adams, 6-2, 262, Mansfield Summit HS, Arlington, Texas: (COMMITTED to Rice)
T Tarik Adams, 6-4, 285, Lowndes HS, Valdosta, Ga.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Cincinnati, Marshall, Ohio, Georgia Southern, Southern Mississippi, Troy, Georgia State. (COMMITTED to Marshall)
WR-CB Jair Anderson, 6-2, 185, Northview HS, Duluth, Ga.: First offer: Tulane. Other offers: Georgia, Tennessee, Cincinnati, Georgia Southern, UMass, Middle Tennessee, Arkansas State, Georgia State.
RB Jaret Anderson, 5-10, 185, Charlotte (N.C.) Catholic HS
CB Austin Andrews, 6-1, 180, St. Francis de Sales HS, Columbus, Ohio: Other offers -Michigan State, Ball State, Boston College, Iowa, Purdue, Rutgers, Wisconsin. (COMMITTED to Michigan State)
DE Kelvin Apari, 6-2, 235, Lone Star HS, Frisco, Texas: First offer – Army.
CB Manny Appiah, 6-1, 180, Bergen Catholic HS, Oradell, N.J.
T Jordan Asbury, 6-4, 270, De La Salle HS, Warren, Mich.: (COMMITTED to Western Michigan)
CB T.J. Ashley, 5-10, 170, North Florida Christian, Tallahassee, Fla.: Hudl profile: 4.39 second 40.
DE Robert Ator, 6-4, 220, Pulaski Academy, Little Rock, Ark.
WR Kirk Augustus, 5-9, 165, Ardrey Kell HS, Charlotte, N.C.
QB Michael Austin, 6-1, 180, Helix HS, La Mesa, Calif.
QB Blake Baccarini, 6-2, 210, Fossil Ridge HS, Keller, Texas: First FBS offer – Army.
LB Michael Badejo, 6-1, 203, Mansfield Timberview HS, Arlington, Texas: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Boise State, Washington, Illinois, Houston, Indiana, Fresno State.  (COMMITTED to SMU)
OL Steven Bailey, 6-3, 285, Centennial HS, Peoria, Ariz.: Other offers -Air Force, New Mexico, New Mexico State.
RB Malik Bakker, 5-9, 190, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.:
RB Yajaha Banks, 6-foot, 190, Immaculata HS, Somerville, N.J.: First offer: Army
K Alex Barbir, 5-9, 185, South Forsyth HS, Cumming, Ga.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force. (COMMITTED to Rutgers)
WR Jaquarius Bargnare, 5-9, 189, Dr. Phillips HS, Orlando, Fla.
LB Zac Barnard, 6-3, 220, Hammonton (N.J.) HS
RB Ashton Barnes, 5-10, 185, Lanier HS, Sugar Hall, Ga.: Hudl profile; 4.48 second 40. Army visit – June 26. (COMMITTED to Air Force)
DE Romario Barnes, 6-3, 250, Berkner HS, Richardson, Texas
OL Harrison Barton, 6-3, 285, Houston (Texas) Christian HS: (COMMITTED to SMU)
CB Essang Bassey, 5-10, 180, Columbus (Ga.) HS: Other offers – Air Force. (COMMITTED to Wake Forest)
WR-DB Anthony Battaglia, 6-1, 195, Pine-Richland HS, Gibsonia, Pa.
DB John Baty, 6-foot, 165, Hilton Head (S.C.) HS
DL David Bearden, 6-1, 251, Argyle (Texas) HS: (COMMITTED to Air Force before Army offer)
DE Ben Beatty, 6-3, 240, Courtland HS, Spotsylvania, Va.
C Chris Beech, 6-2, 288, Archbishop Alter HS, Kettering, Ohio: (COMMITTED to Ball State)
DE Drew Beesley, 6-3, 220, De La Salle HS, Warren, Mich.: Other offers – Ball State. (COMMITTED to Bowling Green)
C-G Sean Behrens, 6-3, 285, Newsome HS, Lithia, Fla.: Attended Army Junior Day. (COMMITTED to Marshall, May 22)
QB Joey Benden, 5-10, 180, Massaponax HS, Spotsylvania, Va.
RB Taven Birdow, 6-1, 210, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.: Other offers – Southern Mississippi
RB Jordan Blackmon, 5-11, 180, Bishop Dunne HS, Dallas, Texas
WR Jadan Blue, 5-11, 170, Mount Saint Joseph HS, Baltimore, Md.
RB Jahvari Boudreau, 5-10, 180, Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, Fla.: Boudreau, an Alcorn State commit, received a recent offer from Army.
RB Rakeem Boyd, 5-11, 200, Stratford HS, Houston, Texas: ESPN ranks Boyd as the 27th-best RB in the 2016 class. (COMMITTED to Texas A&M)
RB Dalton Bradfield, 5-11, 185, Germantown HS, Madison, Miss.: First offer – Navy.
LB Todd Bradley, 6-foot, 210, Valdosta (Ga.) HS: Navy offered Bradley before Army. (COMMITTED to Georgia Southern)
TE Devan Brady, 6-3, 225, Waxahachie (Texas) HS: First offer: Air Force
RB Travis Brannan, 6-foot, 178, Vandegrift HS, Austin, Texas: 2014 stats – 2,600 + yards, 38 TDs. Hudl profle – 4.30 40-yard dash. Other offers – Navy, Rice.
T Parker Braun, 6-4, 275, Hallsville (Texas) HS: Braun’s father, Mike, played football for Army from 1986-88. Other offers – Ohio State, Stanford, Duke. (COMMITTED to Georgia Tech)
TE Demetrius Breedlove, 6-3, 260, McQuaid Jesuit HS, Rochester, N.Y.
DB Diameon Brewer, 6-foot, 170, Wilmer-Hutchins HS, Dallas, Texas: Other offers -  Navy, Air Force.
RB-CB Lyndemian Brooks, 5-8, 160, Manor (Texas) HS.
QB Anthony Brown, 6-2, 190, St. John Vianney HS, Holmdel, N.J.: Other offers: Air Force, Boston College, Northwestern, Temple, Wake Forest, UConn. (COMMITTED to Boston College)
RB-S Brittain Brown, 6-2, 190, Cherokee HS, Canton, Ga.: (COMMITTED to Duke)
RB Jesse Brown, 5-11, 185, Brookwood HS, Snellville, Ga.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Boston College, Kansas State. (COMMITTED to Northwestern).
WR Jordan Brown, 6-2, 198, Stillwater (Okla.) HS: Other offers – Texas Tech, Navy. (COMMITTED to Tulsa, July 2)
S Christian Bruce, 6-foot, 192, LaVernia (Texas) HS
DB Khalil Bryant, 5-11, 190, First Coast HS, Jacksonville, Fla.: Other offers: Kent State, South Alabama. (COMMITTED to Indiana)
QB Manny Bunch, 6-2, 181, Roland (Okla.) HS: Other offer – Air Force. Resume – Part of state champion 400 and 800 relay teams. (COMMITTED to Tulsa).
WR-S Eric Burrell, 6-foot, 180, McDonogh HS, Owings Mills, Md.: Other offers: Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Syracuse, Temple.
WR Rico Bussey, 6-1, 170, Eisenhower HS, Lawton, Okla.
S Anthony Butler, 6-2, 190, Vance HS, Charlotte, N.C.
CB Camryn Bynum, 5-11, 164, Centennial HS, Corona, Calif.: Navy offered Bynum soon after Army. Other offers – Washington State, Boise State,  San Diego State. (COMMITTED to California).
OL Bryson Cain, 6-4, 263, Great Oak HS, Temecula, Calif.: Other offers -Navy, Washington State, Kansas, Colorado State, San Diego State, Nevada. (COMMITTED to Arizona)
DE Charles Callender, 6-2, 220, Gulliver Prep, Miami, Fla.: ESPN ranked Callender the 62nd best DE in 2016 class. (COMMITTED to Yale).
LB Steffon Canady, 6-foot, 220, Apollo HS, Glendale, Ariz.
OL Eric Cal, 6-3, 286, Providence Day HS, Charlotte, N.C.
K Grant Carlson, 5-11, 160, Ridge Point HS, Missouri City, Texas: First offer – Army. (COMMITTED to Boston College)
WR Nick Carlton, 6-3, 210, Alpharetta (Ga.) HS: Other offer – Air Force
DE Brian Carter, 6-2, 235, St. Edward’s HS, Vero Beach, Fla.
LB Eron Carter, 6-2, 215, Palatka (Fla.) HS: Carter has Army at the top of his recruiting list. Other offers – UMass, Troy.
S Adrian Clark, 6-2, 215, Woodrow Wilson HS, Camden, N.J.: Other offers – Temple.
CB Justin Clark, 6-foot, 165, West Bloomfield (Mich.) HS: Hudl profile – 4.41 40. (COMMITTED to Toledo, June 30).
S Chandler Claterbaugh, 6-1, 195, Flower Mound (Texas) High: Other offers – Air Force.
RB Eric Clayburn, 6-foot, 183, Midway HS, Waco, Texas: Other offers – Navy.
DE Dante Cleveland, 6-3, 240, Hoffman Estates (Ill.) HS
WR Gene Coleman, 6-foot, 178, Bergen Catholic (N.J.) HS, Oradell, N.J.: Other offers – Syracuse, UConn, Buffalo.
DE Caleb Colvin, 6-2, 250, Owasso (Okla.) HS: First FBS offer – Army.
LB Rahmeel Cook, 6-2, 210, Demopolis (Ala.) HS: Other offers – Southern Mississippi.
CB Miles Corpening, 5-11, 180, Vance HS, Charlotte, N.C.
DL Da’shon Copes, 6-1, 267, Toms River (N.J.) North HS
CB DeVarius Cortner, 6-1, 180, East Nashville Magnet HS, Nashville, Tenn.: Other offers: Navy. (COMMITTED to Navy, June 10)
RB Justin Covington, 5-10, 190, Cardinal Hayes HS, Bronx, N.Y.: Other offers – Navy.
RB Domenic Cozier, 5-9, 172, Milton (Mass.) Academy
QB JaVaughn Craig, 6-2, 185, McCallie School, Chattanooga, Tenn.: Other offers – Navy.
RB Jeremiah Credit, 5-7, 165, Brazosport HS, Freeport, Texas
NT Alex Criddle, 6-4, 311, Edison HS, Tulsa, Okla.: Other offers – Navy, Hawaii, Tulane. (COMMITTED to Tulane)
RB Damarea Crockett, 6-foot, 215, Little Rock (Ark.) Christian HS: Hudl profile – 4.42 40-yard dash. Other offers – Navy, Arizona State, Boise State, Vanderbilt, Colorado State, Louisiana Tech. (COMMITTED to Boise State)
QB Devante Cross, 6-2, 185, Parkland HS, Allentown, Pa.: Cross was a first-team selection by the Allentown Morning Call in 2014. He threw for 2,348 yards and 27 touchdowns and rushed for 725 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior. Cross was also named the Morning Call’s basketball co-player of the year after leading Parkland to a 28-2 record.
DT Ja’Quize Cross, 6-3, 286, Buckhorn HS, New Market, Ala.: Other offers: Minnesota, Navy, Georgia Southern, Western Kentucky, Troy, Middle Tennessee State. (COMMITTED to Kentucky)
K Connor Culp, 5-10, 180, Desert Vista HS, Phoenix, Ariz.: (COMMITTED to LSU)
WR-CB Drew Dan, 6-3, 180, Checotah (Okla.) HS
CB Ty Daniels, 6-foot, 177, Foster HS, Richmond, Texas: First offer – Army.
LB Lorenzo Dantzler, 6-2, 230, Starkville (Miss.) HS: (COMMITTED to Louisiana Tech)
NT Jeremy Darvin, 6-2, 280, Father Ryan HS, Nashville, Tenn.: First offer – Tennessee. Other offers – Navy, Louisville, Cincinnati, Western Kentucky.
S Michael Davenport, 6-1, 175, Woodberry Forest (Va.) HS: First offer – Army.
DL Jonathan Decker, 6-5, 250, Acola (Tenn.) HS
RB DeAndre Delaney, Morristown (Tenn.) West HS
K J.D. Dellinger, 6-2, 170, Charlotte (N.C.) Country HS
DL Anthony Del Toro, 6-3, 260, Grants Pass (Ore.) HS
DE-LB Elijah Diarrassouba, 6-1, 230, Page HS, Greensboro, N.C.
S Taylor Dill, 6-2, 193, SouthLake Christian HS, Huntersville, N.C.
OL Luke Doerger, 6-3, 310, LaSalle HS, Cincinnati, Ohio: Other offers – Navy, Marshall, Yale, Harvard. (COMMITTED to Toledo)
LB Joe Donald, 6-3, 210, Mountain Brook HS, Birmingham, Ala.
LB Joel Dublanko, 6-3, 227, Aberdeen (Wash.) HS: Member of Team USA’s U-18 team. ESPN ranking – 27th-best OLB in 2016 class. Other offers: Washington State, Tennessee.
CB Coney Durr, 5-10, 171, Dutchtown HS, Geismar, La.: Other offers – Kansas State, Kansas, Wake Forest, Memphis, Tulane, Toledo, Southern Miss.
CB Joshua Drayden, 5-11, 175, Bishop Dunne HS, Dallas, Texas: ESPN ranks Drayden the 38th best CB in the 2016 class.
DL Michael Dwumfour, 6-3, 265, DePaul Catholic HS, Wayne, N.J.: Other offers – Wake Forest, Temple. (COMMITTED to Penn State)
CB Will Eason, 5-9, 160, SouthLake Christian HS, Huntersville, N.C.
LB Jake Ellington, 6-3, 222, East Wake HS, Wendell, N.C.
CB Shamon Elliott, 6-foot, 185, Sanford HS, Fayetteville, N.C.: First offer – Army
CB D’Angelo Ellis, 6-foot, 160, Cypress Ridge HS, Houston, Texas: Other offers – Rice.
CB Tino Espinoza, 6-foot, 179, West Florida HS, Pensacola, Fla.
RB Darrynton Evans, 5-10, 181, New Smyrna Beach (Fla.): Other offers – Air Force. Resume – Scored 16 rushing touchdowns in 2014 despite missing last 3 games due to injury. Orlando Sentinel listed Evans as the No. 27-best prospect in Orlando area.
LB Nate Evans, 6-2, 245, John Curtis Christian HS, River Ridge, La.: Other offers: Kent State, Southern Mississippi, Texas State.
DE Will Evans, 6-2, 260, Aquinas HS, Augusta, Ga.: Other offers – Air Force. (COMMITTED to Ohio)
DE Andrew Fitzgerald, 6-5, 245, Marcus HS, Flower Mound, Texas: Other offers – Oregon, Navy, Air Force, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Iowa, Texas Tech, Boise State, California, Colorado State, Kansas State, North Carolina, Oregon State, Vanderbilt, Virginia.
RB Tyus Flakes, 5-10, 195, Auburn (Ala.) HS: Marshall recently offered Flakes. (COMMITTED to Indiana)
DL Tyler Fleagle, 6-3, 262, Linganore HS, Frederick, Md.: Visited West Point on June 8.
DL Bryce Folsom, 6-4, 266, Chattahoochee HS, Alpharetta, Ga. Other offer – Navy, North Carolina State, Syracuse, Middle Tennessee State, Troy.  (COMMITTED to North Carolina State).
DB Martin Foray, 5-10, 180, Northwest HS, Germantown, Md.: First offer – Army. Hudl profile – 4.43 40-yard dash.
S Evan Foster, 6-1, 195, West Bloomfield (Mich.) HS: (COMMITTED to Bowling Green)
TE Kyle Fourtenbury, 6-3, 227, Opelika (Ala.) HS: Other offers – Air Force, Minnesota, Cincinnati,
Western Kentucky, Georgia Southern, Southern Mississippi. (COMMITTED to South Alabama)
RB Maurice Ffrench, 6-foot, 180, New Brunswick (N.J.) HS: Hudl profile: 4.40 second 4o. (COMMITTED to Pittsburgh)
RB Kevin Franklin, 5-10, 202, Fairview HS, Camden, Ark.
OL Will Fries, 6-6, 265, Cranford (N.J.) HS: (COMMITTED to Penn State)
RB Jake Funk, 5-11, 205, Damascus (Md.) HS: Other offers – Wisconsin, Navy, Air Force, Ohio, Eastern Michigan.
WR Jeremy Garcia, 6-3, 192, Warren HS, San Antonio, Texas: First offer – Army.
CB-S Bricen Garner, 6-3, 175, Central Catholic HS, Pittsburgh, Pa. Other offers – Navy, Kent State, Miami (Ohio), Temple, Toledo, UMass, Fordham. (COMMITTED to Pittsburgh)
DE Demerick Gary, 6-3, 245, Kimball HS, Dallas, Texas: Other offers – Air Force. (COMMITTED to SMU)
CB Simeon Gatling, 5-10, 183, Dudley HS, Greensboro, N.C.
DE Michael Geraghty, 6-3, 232, Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas, Nev.
DE Jordan Giberti, 6-3, 225, Gainesville (Fla.) HS
QB Darius Gibson, 6-foot, 185, Franklin HS, Somerset, N.J.
K-P Blake Gillikin, 6-2, 185, Westminster HS, Atlanta, Ga.: Other offers – Penn State, Georgia, Kentucky, Vanderbilt. (COMMITTED to Penn State)
LB Ryan Gilmartin, 6-1, 230, Charlotte (N.C.) Christian HS: other offers – Toledo, Ohio. (COMMITTED to UConn).
WR-LB Nolan Givan, 6-4, 220, Berkley (Mich.) HS: (COMMITTED to Fordham)
LB Roury Glanton, 6-foot, 230, Carrollton (Ga.) HS
OL-DL Joe Goff, 6-5, 265, Episcopal HS, Alexandria, Va.: Navy offered Goff after Army. (COMMITTED to Navy, 6/17).
S Xavier Goodall, 5-11, 185, Henrico HS, Richmond, Va.: (COMMITTED to Richmond)
S Parrish Gordon, 6-1, 212, Bendictine Prep, Richmond, Va.: (COMMITTED to Old Dominion)
LB Lawrence Graham, 5-10, 214, American Heritage HS, Delray Beach, Fla.
WR-CB Palmer Graham, 5-9, 165, Conant HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.
LB Ryan Grady, 6-2, 201, Woodberry Forest (Va.) HS: Army first offer.
WR E.J. Gray, 6-2, 190, St. Peter’s Prep, Jersey City, N.J.: (COMMITTED to Boston College)
QB Deion Hair-Griffin, 5-10, 165, Arlington Heights HS, Ft. Worth, Texas: (COMMITTED to North Texas)
DE Eli Hale, 6-5, 235, Fayetteville (Ark.) HS: First offer – Air Force.
RB Russell Halimon, 5-9, 182, Allatoona HS, Acworth, Ga.: (COMMITTED to Arizona)
WR Tanner Hall, 6-2, 185, Lambert HS,  Suwanee, Ga.: Army first offer. Other offers – Navy and Air Force. (COMMITTED to Georgia Southern, July 8)
CB Elijah Hamilton, 6-1, 190, Blessed Trinity HS, Roswell, Ga.: Other offers – Navy. Father, Ruffin, played three seasons with Atlanta Falcons.
WR-CB Damar Hamlin, 6-1, 185, Central Catholic HS, Pittsburgh, Pa.: Offers – 35. Other offers -  Auburn, Cincinnati, Clemson, Indiana, Miami (Fla.), Navy, Stanford, Syracuse, Tennessee, UCLA, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.
QB Donald Hammond, 6-1, 205 Eagle’s Landing Christian HS, McDonough, Ga.
RB Darrian Hammonds, 6-foot, 220, Seguin HS, Arlington, Texas: Other offers – Air Force, Iowa and Kansas. (COMMITTED to Fresno State, August 17)
DE Matt Hampson, 6-4, 235, Pine-Richland HS, Gibsonia, Pa.: Other offers – Bowling Green. Visited Army on Sept. 19.
WR Joe Hampton, 6-1, 177, Little Rock (Ark.) Christian
LB Bryce Handy, 6-1, 213, Columbus HS, Miami, Fla.
CB Zach Hannibal, 6-1, 169, Ouachita HS, Monroe, La.: (COMMITTED to Louisiana Tech)
LB Jake Hansen, 6-1, 220, East Lake HS, Tarpon Springs, Fla.: Other offers – Iowa State. (COMMITTED to Iowa State)
CB Jaylon Harden, 5-11, 175, Griffin (Ga.) HS
RB-CB Isaiah Harris, 5-9, 169, All Saints HS, Ft. Worth, Texas. Other offers – Kansas State, Houston, Colorado State, North Texas. (COMMITTED to Kansas State)
WR Jared Harrell, 6-2, 190, St. John Bosco HS, Bellflower, Calif.
OL Hunter Harris, 6-2, 260, Aledo (Texas) HS: Texas 5A all-state lineman. Other offers – California, Kansas. (COMMITTED to Kansas)
RB Romello Harris, 5-10, 180, Tulare (Calif.) Union HS:
S Devonte Harrison, 6-1, 185, Sandalwood HS, Jacksonville, Fla. (COMMITTED to Appalachian State)
CB Reid Harrison-Ducros, 5-11, 175, Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HS: (COMMITTED to Boise State, June 26). Offered by Army on July 14. Other offers: Louisiana-Monroe, Texas State, Yale, Colgate.
OL Donte Harrington, 6-2, 285, San Clemente (Calif.) HS
LB Sion Harrington, 6-2, 210, South Iredell HS, Statesville, N.C.: (COMMITTED to Navy)
QB Jacob Harrison, 6-1, 190, Chaminade-Julienne HS, Dayton, Ohio: Other offers – Navy, Air Force. Originally committed to Akron. (COMMITTED to Navy, July 1)
WR David Harvey, 6-1, 194, New Caney (Texas) HS. First offer: Air Force.
DL  Chase Hatada, 6-3, 255, Rocklin (Calif.) HS: Other offers – Air Force, Washington State, Fresno State and San Diego State. (COMMITTED to Boise State, May 25)
CB Ojahi Hawkins, 6-2, 169, Winter Haven (Fla.) HS: Other offer – Utah. (COMMITTED to Utah)
OL Caden Haws, 6-2, 275, Pulaski Academy, Little Rock, Ark.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force and BYU.
RB Hunter Hayes, 6-1, 195, South Fayette HS, McDonald, Pa.
QB Reggie Hayes, 5-7, 165, Parkview Baptist HS, Baton Rogue, La.: Hudl profile – 4.39 40-yard dash.
DL Malik Haynes, 5-10, 280, Raby HS, Chicago, Ill: First offer – Army.
CB Joe Joe Headen, 6-1, 175, Bishop McDevitt HS, Harrisburg, Pa.: (COMMITTED to Old Dominion)
DE Jake Heeren, 6-4, 225, Sidney (Neb.) HS
RB Artiss Henderson, 5-10, 200, MacArthur HS, Irving, Texas
RB Rickey Henderson, 5-6, 160, Lancaster (Texas) HS
OL Matt Hennessy, 6-4, 281, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.
RB-CB Markus Herd, 5-11, 190, St. Vincent-St. Mary HS, Akron, Ohio
C-DT Alex Herndon, 5-11, 235, Calvary Day HS, Savannah, Ga.
OL Ford Higgins, 6-2, 240, Greater Atlanta Christian HS, Norcross, Ga.: Camped at Army in late June. (COMMITTED to Navy).
QB-S Isaiah Hill, 6-1, 190, Florida HS, Tallahassee, Fla.: (COMMITTED to Florida International).
LB Jordan Hill, 6-foot, 228, Paint Branch HS, Burtonsville, Md.: Other offers – Toledo, Buffalo.
CB Tyrone Hill, 6-2, 198, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.: Other offers – Navy. (COMMITTED to Maryland)
LB Kaelin Himphill, 6-2, 220, Liberty HS, Hillsboro, Ore.: Other offers – Oregon State
RB Artice Hobbs, 5-10, 175, Newton HS, Covington, Ga.: Hudl profile – 4.39 second, 40-yard dash.
T Ben Hoffner, 6-4, 280, Calvert Hall HS, Baltimore, Md.
DL Kellton Hollins, 6-3, 285, Zachary (La.) HS: Other offers – TCU. (COMMITTED to TCU).
RB Nate Hopkins, 6-1, 215, Marcus HS, Flower Mound, Texas: Other offers – Navy.
LB Kyleb Howell, 6-1, 220, Liberty Christian HS, Argyle, Texas: Other offers – Air Force
WR-CB R.J. Hubert, 6-foot, 180, Moapa Valley HS, Overton, Nev.:  (COMMITTED to Utah)
RB-S Khaleke Hudson, 6-foot, 205, McKeesport (Pa.) HS: Recent offer – Wisconsin. Other offers – Purdue, Illinois, Navy and Bowling Green.
FB Will Huff, 6-2, 229, Meade HS, Fort Meade, Md.
LB Andrzej Hughes-Murray, 6-3, 230, Federal Way (Wash.) HS: Other offers: Utah State, UNLV, New Mexico
DE/LB John “Baer” Hunter, 6-2, 232, West Forsyth HS, Clemmons, N.C.: Other offers -Navy, Toledo, Bowling Green. (COMMITTED to Toledo).
RB-LB Garrison Hurd, 5-10, 205, Glynn Academy, Brunswick, Ga.: First offer – Army.
DE Mason Husmann, 6-4, 230, Aurora (Mo.) HS: Other offers: Louisiana-Monroe.
DE-TE Javonis Isaac, 6-3, 218, Acadiana HS, Lafayette, La.
OL Keith Ismael, 6-3, 295, Sacred Heart Cathedral HS, San Francisco: First offer – Army. Other offers – Air Force, Colorado State
CB Hanif Jamal, 6-foot, 183, Kingsway HS, Woolwich, N.J.: First offer – Army.
RB Datron James, 5-10, 207, Fort Dorchester HS, North Charleston, S.C.: First offer – Army
DE Dallas Jeanty, 6-1, 220, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) HS: Other offers – Navy, Oregon State, Indiana, South Florida. (COMMITTED to Wisconsin)
DE Christian Johnson, 6-3, 250, Parkland HS, El Paso, Texas: (COMMITTED to UTEP)
S Daylon Johnson, 6-2, 170, Oak Ridge HS, Conroe, Texas.
DB Desmond Johnson, 6-foot, 186, Johnson HS, Huntsville, Ala.
DT Hayden Johnson, 6-3, 255, Rock Bridge HS, Columbia, Mo.: Other offers – Air Force, Purdue, Wyoming, Bowling Green, Buffalo. (COMMITTED to Arkansas)
LB Kyle Johnson, 6-1, 210, Bolles School, Jacksonville, Fla.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force.
WR Nate Johnson, 6-foot, 180, Independence HS, Thompsons Station, Tenn.: (COMMITTED to Purdue).
QB Tyler Johnston, 6-2, 210, Spanish Fort (Ala.) HS: Other offers – Navy
LB Aaron Jones, 6-foot, 205, Pike HS, Indianapolis, Ind.
LB-S Arman Jones, 6-3, 220, Western Branch HS, Chesapeake, Va.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force.
OL-DL Braylon Jones, 6-4, 290, John Tyler HS, Tyler, Texas
QB Deshaunte Jones, 5-10, 170, Colerain HS, Cincinnati, Ohio: Other offers – Cincinnati, Toledo.
DL Noah Jones, 6-5, 255, Southmoore HS, Moore, Okla.: Other offers – Navy, Kansas State, Toledo. (COMMITTED to Texas Tech).
OL Spencer Kanz, 6-6, 280, Luxemburg-Casco HS, Luxemburg, Wisc.: First offer – Illinois. Other offers – Oklahoma State, Bowling Green, Ohio, Buffalo, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Miami (Ohio), Toledo. (COMMITTED to Western Michigan)
DL Alema Kapoi, 6-foot, 250, Kamehameha HS, Honolulu, Hawaii
QB Carrington Kearney, 6-foot, 180, Henderickson HS, Pflugerville, Texas: (COMMITTED to Texas-San Antonio).
DT Josh Keeler, 6-2, 295, Bishop Moore HS, Orlando, Fla.: Other offers – Air Force, Boise State, Georgia Southern, Syracuse, Purdue, Central Florida, Vanderbilt, Buffalo. (COMMITTED to Yale)
LS Peyton Kemp, 6-2, 215, Christ Presbyterian HS, Nashville, Tenn.
DE-LB Eric Kendzoir, 6-3, 230, La Porte (Texas) HS: (COMMITTED to Louisiana Tech, June 10)
DB Ernest Kenty, 6-2, 185, Ramsay HS, Birmingham, Ala.: (COMMITTED to Charlotte, April 21).
SB-CB Chris Kershner, 5-9, 164, Dardanelle (Ark.) HS: First offer – Navy. Other offers: Air Force. (COMMITTED to Central Arkansas)
DL Wayne Kirby, 6-3, 301, Highland HS, Pocatello, Idaho: Other offers: BYU, Washington State
WR Tyler Kirtz, 6-2, 190, Brownsburg (Ind.) HS: Other offers – Air Force, Ball State, Bowling Green.
LB Rob Knox, 6-3, 230, Sinton (Texas) HS: First FBS offer – Army
K Jake Koehnke, 6-foot, 175, La Costa Canyon HS, Carlsbad, Calif.: First offer – Army.
DE-TE Adam Korutz, 6-3, 270, Johnson City (N.Y.) HS: Army is second to offer Korutz. First offer – Northwestern. Other offers – Boston College, Syracuse. (COMMITTED to Boston College).
OL Doug Kramer, 6-2, 275, Hinsdale Central (Ill.) HS
LB Jake Ksiazek, 6-3, 227, Salpointe Catholic HS, Tucson, Ariz.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, UNLV.
RB Khalil Lacy, 5-11, 158, Richardson (Texas) HS: First offer – Army. Second-team, all-district receiver in 2014. (COMMITTED to Louisiana-Monroe)
DE Niko Lalos, 6-5, 239, St. Vincent-St. Mary HS, Akron, Ohio
RB Alan Lamar, 5-9, 185, DeSoto Central HS, Southaven, Miss.
LB Jake Lauer, 6-3, 215, Franklin Regional HS, Murrysville, Pa.: First offer – Army. Attended Army Junior Day.
OL-DL Chase Laurita, 6-3, 236, Ironwood Ridge HS, Tucson, Ariz.
T-DT Brett Leake, 6-4, 260, Eastern View HS, Culpeper, Va.: Other offer – Buffalo. (COMMITTED to Navy).
RB Jonathon Lee, 5-11, 187, Riverdale Baptist School, Upper Marlboro, Md.
QB Riley Lees, 6-1, 185, Libertyville (Ill.) HS: (COMMITTED to Northwestern).
WR Jeremy Level, 6-2, 180, Page HS, Greensboro, N.C.: (COMMITTED to Appalachian State).
DB Nate Lewis, 6-3, 175, Western Branch HS, Chesapeake, Va.
T Derek Lomax, 6-4, 266, St. Joseph’s HS, Hammonton, N.J.: First offer – Army.
P Marshall Long, 6-3, 205, South Rowan HS, China Grove, N.C.
LB Peyton Long, 6-2, 225, Dallas (Texas) Jesuit HS: First offer – Army. Other offers – Navy, Air Force.
K-P Sam Loy, 6-2, 185, Santa Margarita HS, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.: First offer – Navy.
DB Marcus Lucas, 6-foot, 185, McGill-Toolen HS, Mobile, Ala. (COMMITTED to Nevada)
S Kenney Lyte, 6-2, 182, Fremd HS, Palatine, Ill.: Other offers – Notre Dame, Michigan State, Baylor, Nebraska, Penn State, Iowa, Iowa State, Illinois, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Maryland. (COMMITTED to Michigan State, May 22)
DT William Mack III, 6-2, 255, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.
RB Dorian Maddox, 5-11, 200, Gilman HS, Baltimore, Md.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force.
S Jeremiah Maddox, 6-2, 185, Hilton Head HS, Hilton Head Island, S.C.: (COMMITTED to Marshall)
LB Tyson Maeva, 6-foot, 230, Cathedral Catholic, San Diego, Calif.: Air Force, Boise State, San Diego State, Fresno State, Nevada. (COMMITTED to Boise State)
C Mike Maietta, 6-3, 260, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.: Other offers – Air Force.
CB Josh Manchigiah, 6-foot, 190, Papillion (Neb.) La Vista South HS: First FBS offer – Army. Hudl profile: 4.46 40. (COMMITTED to South Dakota State)
RB-CB Martin Mangram, 5-11, 180, Buford (Ga.) HS: Other offers – Northwestern.
LB Solomon Manning, 6-2, 200, Colonia (N.J.) HS: (COMMITTED to Rutgers)
DT Makai Manuwai, 6-1, 255, South Medford (Ore.) HS, Medford, Ore.
RB Torrance Marable, 5-10, 180, Towers HS, Decatur, Ga.: (COMMITTED to Arkansas State)
WR-CB Eric Markes, 5-11, 168, Sierra Canyon HS, Chatsworth, Calif.: First offer – Navy. Other offers – Harvard, Penn, Brown.
QB TaDarryl Marshall, 6-foot, 172, Leeds (Ala.) HS: Marshall has received offers from Alabama, Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Auburn among others. Auburn wants Marshall to play on defensive side of the ball. (COMMITTED to Tennessee).
RB Jah’Maine Martin, 5-11, 195, Conway (S.C.) HS
CB Rohan Martin, 5-10, 170, Colonial Forge HS, Stafford, Va.
DE Tyreic Martin, 6-4, 265, Valley (Ala.) HS
CB Armunz Mathews, 6-foot, 190, North Florida Christian HS, Tallahassee, Fla.: (COMMITTED to South Florida)
LB Tanner Matthews, 6-3, 228, Santa Margarita HS, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
DE Sal Mauro, 6-3, 238, Bergen Catholic (N.J.) HS, Oradell, N.J.
CB Kyle Mayberry, 5-11, 166, Booker T. Washington HS, Tulsa, Okla.: (COMMITTED to Kansas)
RB-LB Ian McBorrough, 6-2, 190, Eastern Tech, Baltimore, Md.: Other offers – Navy.
CB Rayshawn McCall, 5-8, 161, Clarke Central HS, Athens, Ga.: Other offers – Georgia State, Columbia.
DE Matt McClurg, 6-5, 230, Alcoa (Tenn.) HS: Offered by Army and Navy on same day. Other offers – Air Force, Ball State, Memphis, Eastern Michigan. (COMMITTED to Appalachian State)
LB Mitchell McClurg, 6-3, 226, Alcoa (Tenn.) HS: Other offers – Air Force, Navy, Eastern Michigan. Also plays quarterback. (COMMITTED to Appalachian State)
K James McCourt, 6-1, 185, St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.: First offer – Air Force.
RB-CB Alonzo McCoy, 5-10, 180, Thurston HS, Redford, Mich.: Other offers – Temple, Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan. (COMMITTED to Toledo)
RB Gregori McCrae, 5-10, 173, Miramar (Fla.) HS: Other offers – Navy.
OL-DL Drew McEntyre, 6-2, 285, Calhoun (Ga.) HS: Attended Army Junior Day.
DE Darius McFarland, 6-3, 250, Box Elder HS, Brigham City, Utah: (COMMITTED to BYU, June 5)
WR-S Teddrick McGhee, 6-2, 175, Memphis East HS, Memphis, Tenn.: Other offers – Air Force.
DT Jordan McGriff, 6-3, 320, Hun School, Princeton, N.J.: Visited West Point in June.
LB Jimmy McKinney, 6-1, 225, Oologah (Okla.) HS: Other offers – Air Force, Colorado State, Wyoming, Ohio. (COMMITTED to Kansas State, July 31)
RB Ostin McPherson, 5-7, 160, St. Paul’s Episcopal HS, Mobile, Ala.
WR Christian McStravick, 6-4, 200, Strake Jesuit HS, Houston, Texas: (COMMITTED to Boston College)
DL Alex Miller, 6-3, 265, Stratford HS, Houston, Texas. Other offers – Boise State, Texas Tech, Air Force, Utah, Kansas, Houston, Colorado State, Central Florida, Rice, Fresno State, Nevada, Utah State, North Texas. (COMMITTED to Northwestern)
RB Tre Miller, 6-1, 215, Dixie HS, St. George, Utah
QB McKenzie Milton, 6-foot, 175, Mililani (Hawaii) HS: Other offers – Hawaii, Navy, Air Force. (COMMITTED to Hawaii)
DE-TE Sidney Mims, 6-5, 245, Motntgomery (Ala.) Academy: Other offers – Navy, Pittsburgh, Syracuse.
DE Andre Mintze, 6-3, 230, Imhotep Charter School, Philadelphia, Pa.: Other offers – Pittsburgh, UConn.
OL Alex Mollette, 6-3, 283, North Gwinnett HS, Suwanee, Ga.: (COMMITTED to Marshall)
CB Chris Moore, 6-2, 185, Broad Run HS, Ashburn, Va.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Virginia. (COMMITTED to Virginia)
CB Khalil Moore, 5-11, 165, Davidson Day HS, Davidson, N.C.: Hudl profile – 4.4 second 40.
WR-CB Lonnie Moore, 5-10, 165, Paul VI HS, Haddonfield, N.J.: Attended Army Junior Day
DE Peyton Moore, 6-3, 225, Mill Creek HS, Hoschton, Ga.
S Josh Moran, 6-2, 196, Milton HS, Alpharetta, Ga.: Other offers – West Virginia, South Florida, SMU, Toledo,
RB Darius Morehead, 5-8, 170, Ensworth HS, Nashville, Tenn.
RB Blake Morgan, 5-10, 170, Creekside HS, St. Johns, Fla.
WR Dan Morris, 6-3, 200, Fort Zumwalt East HS, St. Peter’s, Mo.: Other offers: Air Force.
RB Labron Morris, 5-10, 185, Cedar Grove HS, Ellenwood, Ga.: 2014 Georgia 4-AAA co-offensive player of year
CB T.J. Morrison, 5-11, 175, Stepinac HS, White Plains, N.Y.
QB Miller Mosley, 5-10, 180, St. Paul’s HS, Mobile, Ala.: (COMMITTED to Air Force)
S Justin Mulbah, 6-foot, 200, St. Vincent Pallotti HS, Laurel, Md.: First offer – Navy.
TE Jordan Myers, 6-1, 205, Dickinson (Texas) HS: (COMMITTED to Rice)
DL Colin Nace, 6-3, 262. St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Other offers – Navy
TE Mack Nash, 6-5, 250, Camden County HS, Kingsland, Ga.: Other offers – Navy.
OL Marshal Nathe, 6-3, 285, Centennial HS, Peoria, Ariz.: (COMMITTED to Arizona State)
QB Quintarius Neely, 6-1, 180, Roswell (Ga.) HS
TE Trey Neville, 6-4, 245, Lafayette HS, Williamsburg, Va.: Attended Army Junior Day
QB Joseph Newman, 5-11, 173, Drew HS, Atlanta, Ga.: First offer – Army.
DL Spencer Nigh, 6-1, 254, Magnolia (Texas) HS
WR Tre Nixon, 6-foot, 155, Viera (Fla.) HS: ESPN ranks Nixon the 176th-best player and the 24th-best receiver in the 2016 class.
WR Thomas Nolley, 6-3, 190, South Hills HS, Ft. Worth, Texas: First offer – Navy.
QB L.J. Northington, 6-2, 190, Lutheran HS, Orange, Calif.: Other offers – Navy. (COMMITTED to Harvard)
TE Kaleb Nunez, 6-2, 240, Lee HS, Midland, Texas
T-DE Tobe Okafor, 6-4, 270, Central Catholic HS, Portland, Ore.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force.
DL Tymir Oliver, 6-4, 265, West Catholic HS, Philadelphia, Pa.: Other offers: Northwestern. (COMMITTED to Rutgers)
TE-DE Stephen Omorobe, 6-3, 238, River Ridge HS, Woodstock, Ga.: Other offers – Kent State, Florida International, Georgia State, Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, Cornell, Brown
WR Audie Omotosho, 6-2, 189, Plano (Texas) East HS: Other offers – Navy, Arkansas. Oklahoma State, Utah, Kansas, Boston College and SMU.
DB Mikial Onu, 5-11, 175, George Ranch HS, Richmond, Texas: Other offers -Navy, Air Force, Northwestern, Rice, Nevada. (COMMITTED to SMU)
LB Sidney Otiwu, 6-foot, 205, Mill Creek HS, Hoschton, Ga. Other offers – Navy.
WR Jordan Overton, 5-10, 180, Brush HS, Lyndhurst, Ohio: Other offers – Air Force, Ball State, Kentucky. (COMMITTED to Buffalo)
WR Mike Palmer, 6-2, 178, Maine-Endwell HS, Endwell, N.Y.
DT Mike Panasiuk, 6-3, 285, Lake Park HS, Roselle, Ill.: Other offers: Wisconsin, Missouri, Baylor, Penn State, Vanderbilt, Rutgers, North Carolina, Minnesota, Kentucky, Maryland, Indiana, Northern Illinois. (COMMITTED to Michigan State)
WR-CB Jamal Parker, 5-10, 170 Camden Catholic HS. Cherry Hill, N.J.
LB Ryan Parker, 6-1, 205, Baylor HS, Chattanooga, Tenn.: First offer – Army. Other offers – Navy, Air Force.
RB Murphy Paschall Jr., 5-9, 205, Franklin HS, Baltimore, Md: Camped at Army on June 27.
OL-DL Mac Patrick, 6-2, 285, Hanover HS, Mechanicsville, Va.:  (COMMITTED to James Madison)
LB Tabb Patrick, 6-1, 210, Hanover HS, Mechanicsville, Va.: First offer – Navy. Recently visited West Point.
CB Manny Patterson, 5-10, 170, Mount Saint Joseph HS, Baltimore, Md.: Other offers – Navy.
DL Mackay Phillips, 6-2, 265, South Gwinnett HS, Snellville, Ga. First offer – Army.
CB Thomas Pickens, 6-2, 190, Memphis (Tenn.) University HS: Other offers – Marshall, Memphis, Troy, Arkansas State, Middle Tennessee. (COMMITTED to Memphis)
DB Chris Pickett, 6-foot, 170, Choctawhatchee HS, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.: First offer – Army.
RB Kameron Pickett, 5-11, 215, North Gwinnett HS, Suwanee, Ga.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Miami (Ohio), Marshall, Southern Mississippi and Buffalo. (COMMITTED to Miami, Ohio)
LB John Picone, 6-2, 212, Mandeville (La.) HS: Other offers – Air Force, Louisiana-Monroe, Toledo. (COMMITTED to Texas Tech).
DB De’Andre Pierce, 5-11, 170, Long Beach Poly (Calif.) HS: Other offers – Boise State, Navy, Nevada, Colorado State. (COMMITTED to Boise State)
WR-CB Coutrell Plair, 6-foot, 170, Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy: First offer: Navy.
RB-S Timothy Poindexter, 5-11, 205, Cardinal Hayes HS, New York, N.Y.: Hudl profile: 4.4 40-yard dash.
QB Tyler Polk, 5-10, 170, St. Martin HS, Ocean Springs, Miss.: Knee injury sidelined Polk for most of 2014 season.
LB Jonathan Pollock, 6-foot, 212, Dr. Phillips HS, Orlando, Fla.: (COMMITTED to Rutgers last fall).
DE-TE Austin Pope, 6-4, 217, Christian Academy of Knoxville (Tenn.): Other offers: Navy, Arkansas, Nebraska, Tennessee, Georgia Southern, Memphis, Furman and Jacksonville State. (COMMITTED to Tennessee)
G Dylan Powell, 6-3, 270, Hannibal (Mo.) HS: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Purdue. (COMMITTED to Purdue).
LB Evan Powell, 6-1, 220, Cherokee HS, Marlton, N.J.
CB Rajah Preciado, 5-9, 177, College Station (Texas) HS: (COMMITTED to Baylor)
TE Matt Prendergast, 6-5, 245, Nazareth Academy, LaGrange Park, Ill. (COMMITTED to Lehigh)
LB Walter Pritchett, 6-1, 220, Central HS, Phenix City, Ala.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force.
K-P Alex Probert, 5-9, 168, Andover (Minn.) HS: First FBS offer – Army. (COMMITTED to Liberty)
WR-CB Kendric Pryor, 6-1, 170, Homewood-Flossmoor HS, Flossmoor, Ill.: Other offers – UConn, Ball State, Wyoming, Bowling Green, Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Miami (Ohio), Buffalo.
S Austin Quillen, 6-foot, 190, Jenks (Okla.) HS:  Other offers – Navy, Arizona, Iowa and Vanderbilt. (COMMITTED to Vanderbilt in April).
TE John Raine, 6-3, 231, Westminster Christian, Miami Fla.: Other offers – Central Florida, South Florida, Memphis, Bowling Green, UMass. (COMMITTED to Florida Atlantic, August 2)
QB Andre Randolph, 6-1, 190, Lawrence HS, Indianapolis, Ind.
LB Bronson Rechsteiner, 6-foot, 205, Etowah HS, Woodstock, Ga.: First offer – Army.
RB Micah Reed-Campos, 5-9, 180, Chandler (Ariz.) HS: Hudl profile – 4.39 40-yard dash.
DL Darius Reynolds, 6-2, 225, York HS, Yorktown, Va.
WR Joseph Richard, 6-3, 200, Christ Presbyterian HS, Nashville, Tenn.
LB Max Richardson, 6-foot, 225, Woodward Academy, College Park, Ga.: Other offers: Navy, Duke, South Florida. (COMMITTED to Boston College).
CB Elijah Riley, 5-11, 190, Newfield HS, Selden, N.Y.: Visited Army on July 31.
DL Devon Robinson, 6-6, 300, Winslow HS, Atco, N.J.: (COMMITTED to Illinois). Visited Army on Sept. 19
QB Tyree Rodgers, 6-2, 180, Camden (N.J.) Catholic HS: Other offers: North Carolina State.
DB Alex Rowe, Greater Atlanta Christian HS, Norcross, Ga.
WR-S Jarel Rowe, 6-4, 190, Carrollton (Ga.) HS: Other offers: Navy, Miami (Ohio).
CB Jalen Russell, 5-11, 195, Vista Murietta HS, Murietta, Calif.: Other offers: Navy, Nevada.
S Chido Rwakonda, 6-2, 186, Delaware Valley HS, Westfall, Pa.: First offer: Army.
WR Sam St. Surin, 5-10, 178, Atlantic HS, Delray Beach, Fla.
OL Alex Salguero, 6-4, 305, Braden River HS, Bradenton, Fla.: (COMMITTED to Marshall).
LB Jeremy Samuels, 6-1, 225, West Orange HS, Winter Park, Fla.
RB Sean Samuels, 6-foot, 190, Kingsway HS, Woolwich, N.J.: Other offers – Navy.
K Kekoa Sasaoka, 5-10, 220, Farrington HS, Honolulu, Hawaii
WR Geraud Saunders, 6-3, 185, Bishop Dunne HS, Dallas, Texas: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Northwestern.
C Justin Self, 6-3, 274, Byron Nelson HS, Trophy Point, Texas: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, New Mexico.
OL Zach Shackelford, 6-4, 290, Belton (Texas) HS: Other offers – Oklahoma State, Illinois, Houston, Rice, Tulsa. (COMMITTED to Kansas State).
LS John Shannon, 6-2, 225, Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Ill.: (COMMITTED to Notre Dame)
OL Jack Sides, 6-2, 280, Highland Park HS, Dallas, Texas: Named top lineman at Army prospect camp on June 27.
DE-LB Brandon Simon, 6-2, 230, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.: Recent offer – Iowa. Other offers – Boston College. (COMMITTED to Iowa)
WR Demari Simpkins, 6-foot, 176, Hallandale HS, Hallandale Beach, Fla.
LB Tre Smalls, 6-2, 220, Hanahan (S.C.) HS: Hudl profile: 4.52 40.
CB Simeon Smiley, 6-1, 200, Pensacola (Fla.) Catholic HS: Other offers – Wisconsin.
DB Adam Smith, 6-1, 178, Hough HS, Cornelius, N.C.
DE-T Braden Smith, 6-4, 260, Strake Jesuit HS, Houston, Texas: Other offers – Air Force.
S Calvin Smith, 6-foot, 197, Morristown (Tenn.) West HS
QB James Smith, 5-11, 180, Mallard Creek HS, Charlotte, N.C.: First offer – Army. Smith threw for 3,357 yards and 35 touchdowns and added 1,350 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns in 2014.
T-DT Nate Smith, 6-7, 260, Murrieta Mesa HS, Murrieta, Calif.: Other offers – Oregon, USC, UCLA, Oregon State, Arizona State, Arizona, California, Washington State, Baylor, Illinois, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, Penn State, Nebraska, Louisville, Cincinnati, Syracuse. (COMMITTED to USC)
RB Terrence Smith, 5-10, 207, Oakcrest HS, Mays Landing, N.J.
QB Landon Smothers, 5-10, 182, Muscle Shoals (Ala.) HS: Other offers – Navy. (COMMITTED to Kennesaw State)
WR Brandon Smyth, 6-3, 220, Brandeis HS, San Antonio, Texas: First offer – Navy.
RB-CB Trey Snead, 5-11, 195, Fleming Island HS, Orange Park, Fla.: (COMMITTED to Rutgers)
WR Jack Sorenson, 6-1, 185, Stevenson HS, Lincolnshire, Ill.: (COMMITTED to Miami, Ohio)
S Keoni Stallworth, 6-2, 190, Cosumnes Oaks HS, Elk Grove, Calif.: First offer – Army. Second offer – Air Force.
RB Malik Staples, 6-1, 200, Peachtree Ridge HS, Suwanee, Ga.: Other offers – Navy, Iowa, Oregon State, Louisville, Colorado State, Temple, Western Kentucky.
RB Bryson Stephens, 5-9, 176, Morristown-Hamblen HS, Morristown, Tenn.
LB Matt Stevens, 6-1, 220, Hough HS, Cornelius, N.C.: First offer – Army.
CB Jovanni Stewart, 5-10, 187, Katy (Texas) HS
DE Ben Stille, 6-5, 235, Ashland-Greenwood HS, Ashland, Neb.: (COMMITTED to Nebraska)
LB Mason Stokke, 6-3, 205, Menomonie (Wisc.) HS: Stokke won the state 195-pound wrestling title this season. Other offers – Wisconsin, Iowa. (COMMITTED to Wisconsin)
RB Miles Strickland, 5-11, 175, Bob Jones HS, Madison, Ala.
T Sterling Strother, 6-5, 254, Campolindo HS, Moraga, Calif.: (COMMITTED to Yale)
S Tyshawn Suddoth, 5-11, 178, Lake Ridge HS, Mansfield, Texas
CB Eric Sutton, 5-11, 160, Cedar Hill (Texas) HS: (COMMITTED to SMU)
LB Trey Sutton, 6-1, 210, Westminster Christian, Miami, Fla.: (COMMITTED to Colorado State)
QB-LB Tymar Sutton, 6-foot, 215, McKeesport (Pa.) HS: Other offers – Navy, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Illinois, Buffalo, Miami (Ohio), Ohio, Toledo.
S Chanse Sylvie, 6-foot, 180, Calvary Academy, Shreveport, La.: Other offers – Navy, Arizona, Arizona State, California, Colorado State, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Tennessee. (COMMITTED to Oklahoma).
TE Collin Tatko, 6-5, 255, Northpoint Christian HS, Southaven, Miss.
RB-DB Yeedee Thaenrat, 5-10, 192, Father Judge HS, Philadelphia, Pa.: Other offers -Navy, UConn, Boston College, Purdue.
WR Dominic Thieman, 6-3, 184, St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.: Other offers – Illinois, Cincinnati, Central Florida, Miami (Ohio), Ohio. (COMMITTED to Illinois).
S Justin Thomas, 6-1, 176, Chaminade-Madonna HS, Hollywood, Fla.
CB Jalen Thompson, 5-10, 166, Downey (Calif.) HS: (COMMITTED to Washington State)
DL Jonah Tibbs, 6-3, 250, Spain Park HS, Hoover, Ala.
T Jacob Todora, 6-4, 272, Wakeland HS, Frisco, Texas: Other offers -Navy, Illinois, Kansas, SMU, Nevada, Tulane. (COMMITTED to SMU, 5/31).
CB Mykal Tolliver, 6-foot, 177, St. John Bosco HS, Bellflower, Calif.: Other offers – Navy, Washington State, Colorado State and Nevada.
S Antonio Trapp, 6-foot, 170, Sandy Creek HS, Tyrone, Ga.
DE Anthony Trinh, 6-3, 230, Pace Academy, Atlanta, Ga.: First offer – Army. Other offers – Air Force, Navy, Florida Atlantic, Kent State, Toledo. (COMMITTED to Princeton)
RB O’Shea Trujillo, 6-foot, 200, Bishop Blanchet HS, Seattle, Wash.: First offer – Army.
SB Dawonya Tucker, 5-7, 150, Terrell (Texas) HS: Hudl profile: 4.38 second 40. (COMMITTED to Montana State)
LB Sione Tupou, 6-foot, 230, Folsom (Calif.) HS: First offer – Army.
DL Julius Turner, 6-2, 270, Meridian (Miss.) HS: Other offers – Wake Forest, Southern Mississippi, Memphis, Louisiana Tech. (COMMITTED to Louisiana Tech)
RB Darryl Turner, 5-9, 184, DeMatha HS, Hyattsville, Md.: (COMMITTED to Maryland)
RB Tyler Tutt, 5-11, 199, Keller (Texas) HS: 2014 stats – 1,369 yards, 15 touchdowns. Other offers: Air Force, Boise State, Iowa.
RB-S Amir Tyler, 6-foot, 195, Lakewood (N.J.) HS
K Logan Tyler, 6-foot, 190, Nixa (Mo.) HS: (COMMITTED to Florida State)
CB Terrell Vassel, 6-1, 190, DePaul HS, Wayne, N.J.: Other offers – Temple, Old Dominion & UMass.
DE Tyler Vernon, 6-1, 230, Mill Creek HS, Hoschton, Ga.: Army second offer. First offer – Air Force. Other offers – Navy, Arkansas State.
RB Daevon Vigilant, 5-10, 180, Downey (Calif.) HS: Hudl profile – 4.3 40. Other offers: Michigan, Utah, Washington State and Colorado.
QB Michael Viktrup, 6-1, 205, Carmel (Ind.) HS: Visited Army in June. (COMMITTED to Air Force).
CB Kindle Vildor, 6-foot, 171, North Clayton HS, College Park, Ga.: (COMMITTED to Georgia Southern).
DE Traver Vliem, 6-4, 240, Midland (Texas) HS: (COMMITTED to Sam Houston State)
WR Kevin Waites, 6-1. 175, Manor (Texas) HS
RB Jamauri Wakefield, 6-1, 208, Providence HS, Jacksonville, Fla.: (COMMITTED to Wake Forest)
DT Joe Wallace, 6-1, 320, Skyline HS, Dallas, Texas: Other offers – Air Force, Washington. (COMMITTED to Texas Tech)
S Jordan Ward, 6-3, 208, Kempner HS, Sugar Land, Texas
DT Tyler Watson, 6-5, 265, Milton HS, Alpharetta, Ga.: Offers: 20+ including Navy, Air Force, Wake Forest, UConn, East Carolina, Georgia Southern, Western Kentucky. (COMMITTED to Wake Forest)
DE Evan Weaver, 6-3, 239, Gonzaga Prep, Spokane, Wash.: Other offers – Washington, California, Utah, UNLV, Wyoming. (COMMITTED to California)
OL Jace Webb, 6-4, 300, Hollis (Okla.) HS: Other offers – Arkansas, Louisville, Wyoming. (COMMITTED to Wyoming).
WR Max Weissman, 6-1, 176, Notre Dame HS, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
RB Bryson White, 5-9, 168, Mason (Ohio) HS: Hudl profile – 4.39 40.
CB Collin Whitaker, 5-10, 191, Prestonwood Christian HS, Plano, Texas: Whitaker, who was named the top defensive back of 2016 class at Army prospect camp on June 27, committed to West Point on July 7. He switched his commitment to Rice on August 24. (COMMITTED to Rice)
CB Andre Wiley, Jr., 5-10, 175, Liberty-Eylau HS, Texarkana, Texas.: Other offers – Navy.
CB Caesar Williams, 6-1, 178, South Grand Prairie HS, Grand Prairie, Texas: Other offers -Navy, Air Force, Indiana, Houston, SMU, Texas State, Toledo, Tulsa.
RB Dae Williams, 6-2, 227, Sapulpa (Okla.) HS: Other offers – Navy. (COMMITTED to SMU).
WR Desmond Williams, 6-2, 200, Muscle Shoals (Ala.) HS
QB Devin Williams, 5-10, 166, Mansfield Timberview HS, Arlington, Texas: (COMMITTED to Texas State in March). Five days later, Army offered.
LB Jalen Williams, 6-foot, 215, Hewitt-Trussville HS, Trussville, Ala.: Other offers – Navy
QB Ramar Williams, 6-1, 177, Bishop McNamara HS, Forestville, Md.: Other offers -Air Force.
DE Chris Willis, 6-2, 225, Crest HS, Shelby, N.C.: (COMMITTED to Georgia Southern, July 1)
S Marquis Wilson, 6-2, 175, Cardinal Gibbons HS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
S Tru Wilson, 5-11, 187, De La Salle HS, Warren, Mich.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force.
T Justin Witt, 6-6, 273, Lincoln-Way West HS, New Lenox, Ill.: 20 offers, Army No. 12. Other offers – California, Iowa State, North Carolina State, Kentucky, Rutgers, Syracuse, UConn. (COMMITTED to North Carolina State)
DT Joey Woodring, 6-foot, 260, Katy (Texas) HS: First offer – Army.
CB Jay Woods, 5-11, 180, Pinson Valley HS, Pinson, Ala.: Other offers -Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Southern Mississippi. (COMMITTED to South Alabama)
LB Parker Workman, 6-3, 215, Bingham HS, South Jordan, Utah. (COMMITTED to Air Force)
LB Markus Wright, 6-3, 210, Jordan HS, Columbus, Ga.: (COMMITTED to California)
WR Jared Wyatt, 6-2, 180, Wylie (Texas) East HS: First offer – Navy.
OL Daniel Zapata, 6-3, 270, Paramus (N.J.) Catholic HS. Other offers – Air Force. (COMMITTED to Liberty)
DE-TE Zander Zimmer, 6-4, 225, Bishop Moore HS, Orlando, Fla.: Other offers – Duke, Illinois, Navy, Northwestern, Oregon State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Southern Mississippi, South Florida, Syracuse, Virginia, West Virginia. (COMMITTED to Wake Forest)


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Wednesday notebook: Penn State

Knicks president Phil Jackson spoke to the team after Wednesday’s practice.

Jackson and the Knicks are holding their preseason camp on post this week.

Captains Matt Giachinta and Jeremy Timpf presented Jackson and Knicks legend Willis Reed with Army apparel.

Former Knicks guard and assistant general manager Allan Houston was also in attendance.

Not much change from Tuesday. Senior quarterback A.J. Schurr took first-team snaps. Sophomore starting quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw is still limited with an ankle injury.

Spoke with freshmen linebackers Andy Davidson (Allentown, Pa.) and Cole Macek (McKees Rocks, Pa.) after practice. Both Davidson and Macek, who play key roles in Army special teams, grew up wanting to play for Penn State.


“I think all football players from Pennsylvania look up to play for a school like Penn State,” Davidson said. “Everyone in Pennsylvania, it seems, likes Penn State. There’s so many alumni in the state.”

The sold-out crowd of close to 107,000 will not be all Penn State fans. Macek will have a cheering section of 41 people. Senior tight end Kelvin White, who is from Enola, 89 miles from State College, will have plenty of family and friends in attendance.

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By Sal Interdonato
Times Herald-Record

WEST POINT – Andy Davidson was one of 107,874 fans on the edge of their seat at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State and Michigan played into triple overtime on Oct. 12, 2013 in State College.

“I think when Penn State was on defense it was the loudest noise I’ve ever heard,” said Davidson, who is from Allentown. “It was just crazy atmosphere. It will be excited to play a game like that.

Davidson like most football players growing up in Pennsylvania wanted to wear the blue and white of Penn State. He was a Penn State football camper his sophomore year at Emmaus High and met former coach Bill O’Brien.

Penn State didn’t offer Davidson that chance. Army did.

Davidson, a freshman linebacker, will attempt to block out the noise and a sold-out crowd in Happy Valley.

Army and Davidson celebrated a 58-36 win with about 1,000 Army fans at Eastern Michigan last week with about 1,000 Army fans. Army’s faithful were louder than the rest of the announced crowd of 6,513.

The Black Knights will play in front of more than 106,000 fans Saturday.  

“It’s going to be very different for all of us,” Army senior tight end Kelvin White said. “None of us have played in front of 107,000 people. The biggest we’ve had is Army-Navy and that gets rocking and loud but Beaver Stadium is like something else.”

Army-Navy games average about 70,000 fans. The biggest recent crowd for the annual service-academy rivalry was 80,789 in 2010 in Fed Ex Field in Maryland.  

White grew up 89 miles from State College in Enola. He watched his former high school teammate Mickey Shuler play at Beaver Stadium.

“I didn’t sit in the student section,” White said. “I was in the stands and it was really awesome to see the white out and all the fans with the pom-poms. At the end of the day, I will be more focused on my assignment than who’s cheering for us.”

White is one of 10 Pennsylvania players on Army’s roster. He too wanted to play for Penn State. It was his grandfather, Mike Booher’s dream.

“They never offered me,” White said. “There was a point where I really, really wanted to go there even if I just had to walk on.”

White can run down the Penn State roster and point out somebody he knows from senior defensive tackle Anthony Zettel  to senior linebacker Ben Klein. He played against sophomore tight end Adam Breneman in high school.

“Playing at Michie Stadium is a great experience but when you run out into the stadium and be at Happy Valley and Beaver Stadium, it’s really crazy,” White said. “I’m really excited that I get to be a part of the Army team that goes down there and gets to go after it with those guys.”

This game is measuring for White, coach Jeff Monken and Army. Will they will be able to compete with one of college football’s most accomplished programs?

Monken’s coached teams to monumental wins in these type of games. He led Georgia Southern to a 26-20 victory over Florida at “The Swamp” in 2013. Monken was part of a Navy staff, which snapped a 43-game losing streak to Notre Dame at South Bend in 2007.

Has Monken thought how great it would be if Army were to upset 3-1 Penn State?

“I think that every week (about winning),” Monken said. “There are some games when people don’t give you a chance. They say there’s no way that you can beat those guys, ‘They are too good and you are too small. You are not athletic and you are not fast enough. They won too many games. They have too many weapons.’

“Certainly, those are memorable games because you are not supposed to win. Nobody gives you a chance. I’m not sure in the five wins that we had here that anyone gave us a chance to win those either.”

When Army takes the field Saturday, Cole Macek of McKees Rocks, Pa. will be looking to make a big hit on kickoff. If that hit happens, Macek will try to hear his father, Rob’s voice amongst the large crowd. Rob Macek is bringing a bus of 41 family and friends to the game.

“My dad was a big Penn State fan,” said Macek, a freshman linebacker. “I wanted to go there. I guess I wasn’t good enough. I didn’t get offered. It was my first choice. I had dreams and aspirations of playing there. Now playing against them, I think it’s going to be just as cool if not cooler.“

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Defense film breakdown: Eastern Michigan

Freshman cornerback Brandon Jackson, sophomore safety Rhyan England and junior safety Xavier Moss played all 64 snaps in Army’s 58-36 win over Eastern Michigan Saturday.

England and Moss are the only defensive players to play every snap this season.

Moss intercepted the first pass of his career in the third quarter.

Army didn’t have a sack for the first time this season.

Junior linebacker Jeremy Timpf lead the team in tackles for the second time this year.

Eighteen players saw action on defense including senior linebacker Justin Fahn, who replaced Timpf on Eastern Michigan’s final drive.

Here’s a breakdown of the snaps (as charted off DVR):

*S Rhyan England (64 snaps): 7 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, 1 tackle for loss
*CB Brandon Jackson (64 snaps): 6 tackles
*S Xavier Moss (64 snaps): 7 tackles, interception (first career)
*CB Chris Carnegie (61 snaps): 5 tackles
*DE John Voit (57 snaps): 2 tackles, quarterback hurry
*LB Bayle Wolf (54 snaps): 5 tackles
*DE Jordan Smith (54 snaps): 2 tackles
*LB Jeremy Timpf (51 snaps): 8 tackles, forced fumble
*LB Andrew King (48 snaps): 7 tackles, 1 tackle for loss
*NT T.J. Atimalala (39 snaps): 1 tackle
LB Kenneth Brinson (34 snaps):
S Tevin Long (34 snaps): 3 tackles, pass breakup
*LB Alex Aukerman (30 snaps): 1 tackle
LB Scott Washle (16 snaps): 1 tackle
LB Justin Fahn (13 snaps): 2 tackles
DE Eddy Ruzga (10 snaps):
NT Cordarrell Davis (7 snaps):
CB Steven Johnson (3 snaps): 1 tackle
* – starter
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Offense film breakdown: Eastern Michigan

Senior right tackle Ryan Alexander and senior center Matt Hugenberg played all 79 offensive snaps that I charted in a 58-36 win over Eastern Michigan Saturday.

There is an asterisk on the statistic: Didn’t chart the fake punt in the second quarter as an offensive play.

Technically, the fake punt is the only snap that Alexander has missed all season. Hugenberg had played in all but one snap in Army’s first three games.

Senior quarterback A.J. Schurr replaced the injured Ahmad Bradshaw in the second quarter and played 54 snaps.

Army had 15 carries of 10 yards or more spread out over six different rushers. Joe Walker, Aaron Kemper and John Trainor each had three carries of more than 10 yards, Matt Giachinta and Drue Harris had two and Schurr and Nick Black had one.

The Black Knights were an incredible 10-for-13 on third down and 2-for-2 on fourth down. Army entered the game 0-for-3 on fourth down.

In all, 23 players saw action on offense.

The following players were on the field for the fake punt: P Alex Tardieu; LS Connor Farley; FB Matt Giachinta; TE Kelvin White; NT Raymond Wright; CB Marcus Hyatt; CB Steven Johnson; LB Calen Holt and LB Justin Fahn. Believe S Rhyan England and LB Alex Aukerman were the other two players.

Stat change: Matt Giachinta was credited with a 7-yard run in the second quarter. The official scoring incorrectly gave Aaron Kemper credit for the run. Kemper finished with 140 yards in the game. Giachinta had 95 yards.

Here’s a breakdown of the snaps (as charted off DVR):

*RT Ryan Alexander (79 snaps)
*C Matt Hugenberg (79 snaps)
*LT Rick Kurz (68 snaps)
TE Kelvin White (62 snaps): 15 knockdown blocks.
QB A.J. Schurr (54 snaps): 10 carries, 67 yards, 2 TDs (1 and 8 yards), 3-of-7 passing, 70 yards, 1 interception
G Colby Enegren (52 snaps)
*LG Mike Houghton (51 snaps)
*WR Edgar Poe (46 snaps): 1 catch, 10 yards, 1 TD
*SB John Trainor (44 snaps): 4 carries, 69 yards, 1 TD (5 yards), 2 catches, 21 yards.
*WR DeAndre Bell (42 snaps): 2 catches, 67 yards
*FB Matt Giachinta (41 snaps): 14 carries, 95 yards
*SB Joe Walker (41 snaps): 5 carries, 86 yards, 1 TD (63 yards)
*RG-LT Justin Gilbert (37 snaps)
SB Jordan Asberry (36 snaps): 4 carries, 14 yards, 2 targets
SB Nick Black (35 snaps): 1 carry, 13 yards
LG Victor Nieves (29 snaps)
*QB Ahmad Bradshaw (25 snaps): 11 carries, 8 yards, 2-of-2 passing, 28 yards, 1 TD
FB Aaron Kemper (22 snaps): 12 carries, 140 yards, 1 TD (56 yards)
FB Drue Harris (13 snaps): 8 carries, 60 yards, 2 TDs (10 and 27 yards)
WR Jeff Ejekam (5 snaps):
WR Jermaine Adams (3 snaps):
SB Christian Drake (2 snaps): 2 carries, 4 yards
FB Darnell Woolfolk (2 snaps):
* – started

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Sept. 29 practice blog

Starting quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw dressed but wasn’t very limited in practice Tuesday.

Bradshaw was still favoring his left ankle, which he injured early in the second quarter of a 58-36 win over Eastern Michigan Saturday. He didn’t take any snaps with the first team.

Senior A.J. Schurr, who relieved Bradshaw Saturday, worked with the first team. Freshman Chris Carter and junior Matt Kaufmann took snaps behind Schurr.

Earlier at his press conference, Monken said the hope is for Bradshaw to play Saturday. Bradshaw leads Army with 341 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

Sophomore right tackle Brett Toth is back to practicing on a limited basis. Toth, who started the first two games of the season, has missed the last two games with an ankle injury.

Senior lineman Justin Gilbert and sophomore guard Jaryn Villegas did not practice.

Senior tight end Kelvin White was proudly wearing the WWE championship belt on his shoulder after practice. White was awarded the belt for having the most knockdown blocks against Eastern Michigan Saturday. White totaled 15.

White grew up in Enola, Pa., 89 miles from State College and Penn State. White checked the distance himself on Google. He and Penn State defensive tackle Anthony Zettel are friends. White said he’s visited Penn State campus and hung out with Zettel. When asked if he’ll be blocking Penn State’s 284-pound senior, White said, “I hope so.”

Crowd noise was piped into the Foley Athletic Center late in practice as Army prepares to play in front of a sellout of 106,572 fans at Beaver Stadium.

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Penn State week: Jeff Monken presser

Quick takeaways from Army coach Jeff Monken’s press conference

Sophomore starting quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw’s status for the Penn State game is still to be determined. Bradshaw has been getting treatments on his ankle, which he hurt in the second quarter of Army’s 58-36 win over Eastern Michigan Saturday. The hope was to have Bradshaw practice some on Tuesday but that was pending on how his ankle responded to treatment before practice.

“We are hopeful that he will be healthy and ready to play on Saturday,” Monken said. “Right now, we don’t know.”

Senior offensive lineman Justin Gilbert is questionable for the Penn State. Gilbert was hurt on the first play of the second half against Eastern Michigan and did not return. Monken said he’s not sure if Gilbert will be ready to play Saturday.

If Gilbert can’t play, sophomore Mike Houghton and freshman Victor Nieves will likely be the starting guards.

Looks like Army will be with a fullback-by-committee again Saturday. Army played Aaron Kemper, Matt Giachinta, Drue Harris and Darnell Woolfolk at the position, which gained 295 yards against Eastern Michigan. Kemper led fullbacks with 140 yards.

“I think all those guys are doing some really good things, good enough at this point that I don’t want to keep them on the bench all day and say, ‘Ok, this guy is going to get all the carries,’” Monken said. “Aaron (Kemper) has done some nice things, he really has, but there are things that each one of those guys does better than the rest of the group that gives us merit to playing all of them right now.”

VIDEO of Coach Monken’s press conference below.

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Fullbacks answer call

Army fullbacks took the challenge personally.

Sean Saturnio, their position coach, was stressing running hard all week long in preparation for Eastern Michigan.

Junior Aaron Kemper, senior Matt Giachinta and freshman Drue Harris entered Saturday’s game with a combined 139 yards on just 3.2 yards per carry in Army’s 0-3 start.

Fullbacks are the key to Army’s triple-option. Inside runs open up outside lanes with pitches and quarterback keepers.

Kemper said the fullbacks answered “the bell,” against Eastern Michigan. The trio combined for 295 yards on 32 carries and scored three touchdowns.

“We know it’s on the fullback position,” Kemper said. “We haven’t produced much in the last three games. We played four different fullbacks and everybody went in and did well. That’s promising. I’m proud of our young guys who stepped up as well.”

The fullback dive is a staple of the triple option. But, Army coach Jeff Monken said the offense added some inside veer, midline and trap plays.

The final totals for the fullbacks were: Kemper 13 carries, 147 yards, 56-yard touchdown; Giachinta 13 carries, 88 yards, career-long 34-yard run on a fake punt; Harris 8 carries, 60 yards, two fourth-quarter touchdowns of 10 and 27 yards. Harris had 55 yards on seven carries in the fourth quarter.

“The one thing they did that I was so proud of is that they broke a lot of tackles,” Monken said. “Coach Saturnio has been talking to those guys all week about really driving through tackles, driving their knees and not letting one guy bring them down. They really took that to heart and played with a sense of pride and not getting tackled by one guy. I hope it will continue. We need it to.”

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