Army football awards: Dixon team MVP

Coach Jeff Monken is excited about the future of Army football.

Before Monken and his staff completely focused on the 2015, they honored efforts and contributions from last year’s team at a postseason banquet Saturday night.

Senior fullback Larry Dixon earned the team’s most valuable player award. Dixon rushed for 1,102 yards and nine touchdowns in 2014.

Senior defensive end Joe Drummond was the recipient of the Black Lion award, which is given to the player who best shows the character of former Army defensive end Don Holleder, who killed in the Vietnam War. He also was honored with the William C. Whitehead Jr. Memorial award (graduating senior with highest grade-point average), the Lt. Gen. Garrison Davidson award (highest military grade and earning distinction in the areas of honor, country, sportsmanship and leadership) and the Army football lifter of the year award.

Other awards acknowledged at the banquet were:

Col. Joel B. “Dopey” Stephens award (outstanding scout-team players): sophomore defensive end Robert Jenkins, sophomore quarterback Matt Kaufmann.
Col. James B. Gillespie Memorial award (outstanding dedication, unfailing performance and contributions): senior offensive lineman Todd McDonald.
Creighton W. Abrams Memorial award (team captains): Larry Dixon, Geoff Bacon.
1st Lt. Chase Prasnicki Memorial award (player who put the team above himself): senior linebacker Jim Forgrave.

Twelve freshmen were awarded varsity letters: LB Alex Aukerman; S Rhyan England; OL Bryce Holland; T Mike Houghton; LB Tyler L’Hommedieu; DL Andrew McLean; OL Trey Ratliff; T Brett Toth; WR John Trainor; G Jaryn Villegas; DE John Voit and LB Scott Washle.

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Recruiting update: Deaton, Jang, Houston, Mucha latest commits

The future of Army’s offensive line has got bigger and brighter over the last few days.

Army received verbal commitments from Frisco (Texas) lineman Jaxson Deaton and Kamehameka (Hawaii) lineman Radson Jang. Deaton and Jang both took their official visits over the weekend.

Deaton, who is 6-foot-5 and 295 pounds, originally committed to Central Arkansas, a Football Bowl Subdivision team.

Jang, the first Hawaii commit of the 2015 class, is 6-foot-2 and 265 pounds and can play center or guard.

Army also added two quality linebackers. Konnor Houston of Buford (Ga.) announced late Monday he had committed to West Point. Houston made his official visit on the weekend of Jan. 23-25 and chose Army over Colorado State, which he visited over the weekend.

Paramus Catholic (N.J.) linebacker Denis Mucha committed to Army on Sunday. Both Houston (6-4, 230) and Mucha (6-1, 235) are both tough, physical players.

Army 2015 verbal commitments

S D’Angelo Amos, 6-1, 175, Meadowbrook HS, Richmond, Va.
RB Jordan Asberry, 5-9, 173, Colerain HS, Cincinnati, Ohio: Navy and Air Force have also offered Asberry.
* – S Boomer Bakich, 6-1, 203, Highland Park HS, Dallas, Texas: Father, Huntley, played for Notre Dame and Lou Holtz in early 1990s. Took official visit on weekend of Jan. 23-25.
OL Jake Baumert, 6-3, 300, Lovejoy HS, Lucas, Texas
S Rashaad Bolton, 5-11, 205, Veterans HS, Kathleen, Ga.
DE Kenneth Brinson, 6-3, 220, Marist HS, Atlanta: Brinson, a state champion wrestler and discus thrower, reportedly had offers from Stanford, Georgia Tech and Boston College among others.
RB Tyler Campbell, 6-1, 175, Peachtree Ridge HS, Suwanee, Ga.
WR Glen Coates, 5-11, 172, Davidson (N.C.) Day HS: Also offered by Navy.
LB Jacob Covington, 6-2, 215, Liberty Hill (Texas) HS
DE Nizaire Cromartie, 6-2, 227, Dudley HS, Greensboro, N.C.
OL Jaxson Deaton, 6-5, 295, Frisco (Texas) HS
LB Will Dunavant, 6-3, 208, Lambert HS, Suwanee, Ga.
RB Donovan Franklin, 5-9, 177, Old Mill HS, Millersville, Md.
S James Gibson, 6-1, 200 Westfield HS, Chantilly, Va.: Three-star recruit by Rivals. Gibson was named Virginia’s 6A defensive player of the year and earned all-state, first-team honors.
OL Rowan Godwin, 6-4, 270, Providence Christian, Dothan, Ala.: Father, Joe, played linebacker for Alabama in the mid-1980s.
LB Hayden Haupt, 6-2, 210, Clovis North HS, Fresno, Calif.
CB Richard Hanson, 5-10, 170, Prince George (Va.) HS: Voted top cornerback at Army’s second prospect camp in June.
FB Drue Harris, 6-foot, 220, Fountain-Fort Carson HS, Fountain, Colo.
RB-LB Robert Heyward, 6-foot, 195, Calvary Day School, Savannah, Ga.: Heyward was named Georgia’s 3-A East player of the year.
RB Kevin Hicks, 5-10, 195, Bishop Sullivan HS, Virginia Beach, Va.: Hicks’ Hudl profile says he’s runs the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds.
QB Kelvin Hopkins, 5-10, 194, Independence HS, Charlotte, N.C.: Threw for 1,811 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2014.
LB Konnor Houston, 6-4, 230, Buford (Ga.) HS: Made official visit to West Point earlier this month.
CB Marcus Hyatt, 5-10, 170, Woodward Academy, College Park, Ga.
DE T.J. Jackson, 5-11, 245, Trinity Christian HS, Jacksonville, Fla.
QB William James, 6-2, 206, Morgan Park HS, Chicago, Ill.: James ran multiple offense, including some triple option at Morgan Park. He will attend Army Prep in the fall.
OL Radson Jang, 6-2, 265, Kamehameha HS, Honolulu, Hawaii
OL Mike Johnson, 6-3, 280, Hinsdale (Ill.) HS
LB Cole Jones, 6-foot, 210, St Xavier HS, Cincinnati
# – 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. Father, Aaron, and mother, Debra, served in Air Force.
RB Dejoun Lee, 5-9, 170, Lake Braddock HS, Burke, Va.
LB Donavan Lynch, 6-foot, 207, Noblesville (Ind.) HS: Flipped commitment from Air Force to Army.
C Eric McAllister, 6-1, 270, Central Catholic, Pittsburgh
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.
P J.D. Mote, 6-5, 212, Georgia Military College, Milledgeville, Ga.
LB Denis Mucha, 6-1, 235, Paramus (N.J.) Catholic HS: Mucha helped Paramus Catholic to a 9-2 record and No. 4 final ranking in New Jersey as a senior.
OLB Jalen Nash, 6-2, 235, Southlake Christian Academy, Gastonia, N.C.: Committed to Army on New Year’s Eve.
OL-DL Michael Owens, 6-4, 270, Nazareth Academy, LaGrange Park, Ill.: Made official visit on weekend of January 16.
LB Jeff Panara, 6-3, 240, Archbishop Wood HS, Warminster, Pa.
K-P Zach Potter, 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.
CB Tank Scott, 6-foot, 185, Highland Springs (Va.) HS
DT Tanner Sheffield, 6-3, 245, North Paulding HS, Dallas, Ga.: Verbally committed to Army on July 10.
WR Chris Shelling, 5-9, 165, Central Gwinnett HS, Lawrenceville, Ga.: Shelling caught 54 passes for 731 yards and four touchdowns in 2014.
RB Connor Slomka, 6-foot, 205, Pine-Richland HS, Gibsonia, Pa.
QB Troy Smith, 6-0, 185, Harker Heights (Texas) HS
LB Jacquese Steen, 6-foot, 230, Skyline HS, Oakland, Calif.
* – DE Nick Steinhaus, 6-1, 235, Milton HS, Alpharetta, Ga.: Previously committed to Southern Illinois.
DL Roderick Stoddard, 6-foot, 250, Hillcrest HS, Simpsonville, S.C.
WR Bryce Sutherland, 6-1, 186, De La Salle HS, Chicago, Ill.
RB Calen Taylor, 5-7, 160, Christian Brothers Collegiate, St. Louis, Mo.
WR-DB R.J. Trimble-Edwards, 6-1, 220, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.
#- RB-CB Josh Walker, 5-6, 160, Jacobs HS, Algonquin, Ill.
RB Kellyen Walker, 5-9, 177, Lakeside HS, Atlanta, Ga.
DE Amadeo West, 6-2, 235, Oceanside (Calif.) HS
RB-S Luke West, 5-11, 200, San Angelo Central (Texas) HS
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

* – direct admit
# – will play for Army Prep in 2015

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.

2015 Offers
CB Roland Adams, 5-10, 202, Florence (Ala.) HS: (COMMITTED to Samford)
T Bo Alexander, 6-5, 285, Dr. Phillips HS, Orlando, Fla.: Alexander visited Eastern Michigan earlier this month. (COMMITTED to Appalachian State)
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)
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. (COMMITTED to Minnesota)
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: Good athlete, a 1,000-point scorer in basketball. Maine is also in the mix for Berry.
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: Rushed for 4,717 yards and a state-record 67 touchdowns in 2014.
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: Decommitted from California
RB Jaylen Burgess, 6-foot, 210, Maryville (Tenn.) HS: (COMMITTED to Air Force)
LB-TE Marco Carrabotta, 6-1, 220, Thomas Dale HS, Chester, Va.
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 was 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.: (COMMITTED to Wofford)
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. (COMMITTED to New Mexico)
OL Steven Clark, 6-2, 300, Brindlee Mountain HS, Guntersville, Ala.: (COMMITTED to Syracuse)
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 Rice)
LB Austin Corbett, 6-4, 215, Plano (Texas) East HS: Corbett has offers from Navy and Air Force, among others. (COMMITTED to SMU)
DE Shawn Curtis, 6-3, 247, Ronald Reagan-Doral (Fla.) HS: Curtis also had offers from Illinois and Mississippi State among others. (COMMITTED to Pittsburgh)
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. Ranked 42nd-best cornerback in country by Rivals. (COMMITTED to Arkansas)
WR Abu Daramy, 5-10, 167, Westerville South HS, Westerville, Ohio: Daramy is ranked the 47th-best player in Ohio by Rivals. (COMMITTED to Yale)
LB Trevor Darby 6-3, 210 Davidson (N.C.) Day HS: Navy has also offered Darby. (COMMITTED to Elon)
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: Made official visit on weekend of Jan. 9-11.
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: (COMMITTED to Austin Peay)
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. (COMMITTED to Cal Poly)
OG Pat DiCarlo, 6-3, 280, Foothill HS, Santa Ana, Calif.
DL Jordan Dollerson, 5-11, 262, Florence (Ala.) HS: (COMMITTED to Coastal Carolina)
CB Daivon Ellison, 5-9, 180, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.: 2013 second-team, all-state cornerback. (COMMITTED to Syracuse)
C Josh Fannin, 6-3, 290, Mill Creek HS, Hoschton, Ga.: (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
RB Aaron Forbes, 6-foot, 205, Newburgh (N.Y.) Free Academy: Rushed for 24 touchdowns and led Newburgh to New York state Class AA final. (COMMITTED to Villanova).
DE Marques Ford, 6-4, 217, East Bay HS, Gibsonton, Fla.: Ford, one of the country’s top defensive ends decommitted from Tennessee and gave his verbal to Rutgers this week. (COMMITTED to Rutgers)
RB Jonathan Forrest 5-11, 202, New Rochelle (N.Y.) HS: Forrest is ranked the third-best overall player in New York 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 Cincinnati are among the schools that have offered Gallon. (COMMITTED to Virginia)
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.: (COMMITTED to Winona State)
RB Evan Gray, 5-10, 228, Westfield HS, Chantilly, Va.: Voted best running back at Army’s second prospect camp in June. (COMMITTED to New Hampshire)
P Cory Griffith, 6,-2, 210, St. Ignatius HS, Cleveland, Ohio
T-DE Devin Hannan, 6-4, 270, Belle Vernon (Pa.) HS: (COMMITTED to Old Dominion)
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.
C-DT Stephen Haralambis, 6-3, 270, Chapin (S.C.) HS
CB Montre Hartage, 6-foot, 180, Crisp County HS, Cordele, Ga.
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: (COMMITTED to Cal-Davis)
QB Dario Highsmith, 5-10, 190, Middletown (Conn.) HS
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. (COMMITTED to Montana State)
LB Kendrick Jackson, 6-1, 235, Haynesville (La.) HS: (COMMITTED to Arizona)
QB Issac James, 5-11, 183 Carmel (Ind.) HS: (COMMITTED to Indiana)
WR-CB Brenndan Johnson, 5-11, 170, Midway HS, Waco, Texas: (COMMITTED to Tulsa)
RB Jalen Johnson, 5-9, 167, Westview HS, Avondale, Ariz.: (COMMITTED to Air Force)
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.
CB James Jones, 6-1, 180, Mullen HS, Denver, Colo.: Visited Army on the weekend of Jan. 23-25.
CB Dominieke Jones, 6-1, 170, Bingham HS, South Jordan, Utah: Visited Army on the weekend of Jan. 23-25. (COMMITTED to Air Force)
DE Milord Juste, 6-1, 242, Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) HS: (COMMITTED to Florida International)
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.: (COMMITTED to Towson).
T Griffin Landrum, 6-3, 285, South Forsyth HS, Cumming, Ga. (COMMITTED to Air Force)
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 UConn)
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.: (COMMITTED to Buffalo)
RB DeAngelo Malone, 5-11, 185, Cathedral HS, Erie, Pa.: (COMMITTED to Youngstown State)
DT Thad Mangum, 6-1, 270, Christ Church Episcopal HS, Greenville, S.C.: (COMMITTED to Wofford)
RB Marcus Marshall, 5-10, 200, Millbrook HS, Raleigh, N.C.: Marshall rushed for 2,151 yards this fall and was named to the Raleigh News & Observer all-Metro first team. (COMMITTED to Georgia Tech)
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.: (COMMITTED to Coastal Carolina)
WR Maxwell McCormick, 6-3, 193, St. John’s Jesuit HS, Toledo, Ohio: (COMMITTED to Cornell)
G Kyle-Malik Mitchell, 6-2, 295, Alcoa (Tenn.) HS: (COMMITTED to Navy)
K-P Bennett Moehring, 5-9, 180, Bentonville (Ark.) HS: Moehring kicked a field goal in Bentonville’s 24-21 win over Fayetteville in 7A Arkansas state championship game. (COMMITTED to Navy).
G Trenton Mooney, 6-5, 255, Lamar (Mo.) HS: (COMMITTED to North Dakota State)
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 was 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.: (COMMITTED to Auburn)
WR-DB Alassane Niang, 6-1, 180, Highland HS, Salt Lake City, Utah
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.
TE-DE Taylor Otterstatter, 6-6, 235, Mayer (Minn.) Lutheran HS: (COMMITTED to Northern Iowa)
RB Devine Ozigbo, 5-11, 230, Sachse (Texas) HS: Rivals ranks Ozigbo the 50th-best running back in the class of 2015. Texas back has 23 FBS offers (COMMITTED to Nebraska)
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).
RB-S Thomas Pembroke, 6-foot, 180, Highland HS, Salt Lake City, Utah
DE Michael Peoples, 6-3, 265, Agua Fria HS, Avondale, Ariz.
K Matt Philichi, 5-9, 175, Bellarmine Prep, Tacoma, Wash.: (COMMITTED to Air Force)
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)
TE Nick Potts, 6-6, 220, Davidson HS, Hillard, Ohio
QB Elijah Robinson, 6-1, 174, Montclair HS, N.J. (COMMITTED to Boston College)
QB Rashad Robinson, 6-foot, 180, Hermitage HS, Richmond, Va.: (COMMITTED to James Madison)
WR Donovan Rooks, 6-2, 185, Yuma (Ariz.) Catholic HS: (COMMITTED to Montana)
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)
TE-DE Clay Schmerber, 6-7, 230, Centerville (Ohio) HS: (COMMITTED to Eastern Kentucky)
LB Ben Schrider, 6-4, 225, St. Mary’s College HS, Albany, Calif.: COMMITTED to Richmond)
LB Gabriel Sewell, 6-foot, 215, Desert Hills HS, St. George, Utah: (COMMITTED to Nevada)
DT Lausii “Boogie” Sewell, 6-foot, 305, Desert Hills HS, St. George, Utah: (COMMITTED to Weber State)
RB-S Spencer Sheff, 5-11, 199, Elk Grove (Calif.) HS
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.: (COMMITTED to The Citadel)
WR Tre Spann, 6-1, 185, DeSoto HS, Southaven, Miss.
WR Brad Stewart, 6-1, 190, Benedictine Military School, Savannah, Ga.
OL Nathan Thacker, 6-2, 250, Lord Botetourt HS, Daleville, Va.
RB Alex Trotter, 5-8, 170, McCallie HS, Chattanooga, Tenn. (COMMITTED to Tennessee-Chattanooga)
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 Quaide Weimerskirch, 6-foot, 200 pounds, Pace HS, Milton, Fla. (COMMITTED to Georgia Tech)
LB-FB Jake Whalen, 6-2, 220, Wausau (Wisc.) West HS: (COMMITTED to Wisconsin)
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 Syracuse)
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. (COMMITTED to Air Force)
C Kendel Wright, 6-3, 280, Mountain View HS, Lawrenceville, Ga.: (COMMITTED to Navy)
LB Christian Young, 6-2, 215. Hough HS, Cornelius, N.C.: (COMMITTED to South Carolina State)

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Recruiting weekend No. 4: Jang visits

Radson Jang must really like Army football and West Point.

Jang, a center from Kamehameha School in Honolulu, is flying cross country nine hours to make his official visit Saturday morning. He was leaving Honolulu airport around 5 p.m. local time.

Army coach Jeff Monken and his staff have received more than 50 commitments so far. Only five are listed as offensive linemen. Some defensive-line prospects could switch over. But, a commitment from Jang, who is 6-foot-2 and 265, this weekend would certainly add some depth to the recruiting class.

Calvary Day (Ga.) cornerback A.J. Keene, who committed to Army earlier this month, is also on his official visit this weekend.

Yuma Catholic (Ariz.) wide receiver Donovan Rooks postponed his official visit this weekend and is visiting Montana. Rooks received an offer from Air Force this week. Rooks committed to Montana on Sunday.

Army picked up its 13th commit from the state of Georgia Thursday in Lambert defensive end-linebacker Will Dunavant. Dunavant had committed to play baseball at Division I Wofford.

Archbishop Wood (Pa.) linebacker Jeff Panara and Highland Park (Texas) safety Boomer Bakich also committed on Thursday. Bakich made his official visit last weekend. He called Monken with his commitment. Bakich is listed at 6-foot-1 and 203 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds according to his Hudl account.

Old Mill (Md.) running back Donovan Franklin also committed to Army earlier this week.

Raymond Brewer of the Las Vegas Sun reported Friday that Bishop Gorman lineman Evan Palelei will commit to Army. Bishop Gorman finished the 2014 as USA Today’s No. 1-ranked team. Palelei’s brother, Evan, played for Navy.

Army 2015 verbal commitments

S D’Angelo Amos, 6-1, 175, Meadowbrook HS, Richmond, Va.
RB Jordan Asberry, 5-9, 173, Colerain HS, Cincinnati, Ohio: Navy and Air Force have also offered Asberry.
S Boomer Bakich, 6-1, 203, Highland Park HS, Dallas, Texas: Took official visit on weekend of Jan. 23-25.
OL Jake Baumert, 6-3, 300, Lovejoy HS, Lucas, Texas
S Rashaad Bolton, 5-11, 205, Veterans HS, Kathleen, Ga.
DE Kenneth Brinson, 6-3, 220, Marist HS, Atlanta: Brinson, a state champion wrestler and discus thrower, reportedly had offers from Stanford, Georgia Tech and Boston College among others.
RB Tyler Campbell, 6-1, 175, Peachtree Ridge HS, Suwanee, Ga.
WR Glen Coates, 5-11, 172, Davidson (N.C.) Day HS: Also offered by Navy.
LB Jacob Covington, 6-2, 215, Liberty Hill (Texas) HS
DE Nizaire Cromartie, 6-2, 227, Dudley HS, Greensboro, N.C.
LB Will Dunavant, 6-3, 208, Lambert HS, Suwanee, Ga.
RB Donovan Franklin, 5-9, 177, Old Mill HS, Millersville, Md.
S James Gibson, 6-1, 200 Westfield HS, Chantilly, Va.: Three-star recruit by Rivals. Gibson was named Virginia’s 6A defensive player of the year and earned all-state, first-team honors.
OL Rowan Godwin, 6-4, 270, Providence Christian, Dothan, Ala.: Father, Joe, played linebacker for Alabama in the mid-1980s.
LB Hayden Haupt, 6-2, 210, Clovis North HS, Fresno, Calif.
CB Richard Hanson, 5-10, 170, Prince George (Va.) HS: Voted top cornerback at Army’s second prospect camp in June.
RB-LB Robert Heyward, 6-foot, 195, Calvary Day School, Savannah, Ga.: Heyward was named Georgia’s 3-A East player of the year.
RB Kevin Hicks, 5-10, 195, Bishop Sullivan HS, Virginia Beach, Va.: Hicks’ Hudl profile says he’s runs the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds.
QB Kelvin Hopkins, 5-10, 194, Independence HS, Charlotte, N.C.: Threw for 1,811 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2014.
CB Marcus Hyatt, 5-10, 170, Woodward Academy, College Park, Ga.
DE T.J. Jackson, 5-11, 245, Trinity Christian HS, Jacksonville, Fla.
QB William James, 6-2, 206, Morgan Park HS, Chicago, Ill.: James ran multiple offense, including some triple option at Morgan Park. He will attend Army Prep in the fall.
OL Mike Johnson, 6-3, 280, Hinsdale (Ill.) HS
LB Cole Jones, 6-foot, 210, St Xavier HS, Cincinnati
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.
RB Dejoun Lee, 5-9, 170, Lake Braddock HS, Burke, Va.
LB Donavan Lynch, 6-foot, 207, Noblesville (Ind.) HS: Flipped commitment from Air Force to Army.
C Eric McAllister, 6-1, 270, Central Catholic, Pittsburgh
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.
P J.D. Mote, 6-5, 212, Georgia Military College, Milledgeville, Ga.
OLB Jalen Nash, 6-2, 235, Southlake Christian Academy, Gastonia, N.C.: Committed to Army on New Year’s Eve.
OL-DL Michael Owens, 6-4, 270, Nazareth Academy, LaGrange Park, Ill.: Made official visit on weekend of January 16.
LB Jeff Panara, 6-3, 240, Archbishop Wood HS, Warminster, Pa.
K-P Zach Potter, 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.
CB Tank Scott, 6-foot, 185, Highland Springs (Va.) HS
DT Tanner Sheffield, 6-3, 245, North Paulding HS, Dallas, Ga.: Verbally committed to Army on July 10.
WR Chris Shelling, 5-9, 165, Central Gwinnett HS, Lawrenceville, Ga.: Shelling caught 54 passes for 731 yards and four touchdowns in 2014.
RB Connor Slomka, 6-foot, 205, Pine-Richland HS, Gibsonia, Pa.
QB Troy Smith, 6-0, 185, Harker Heights (Texas) HS
LB Jacquese Steen, 6-foot, 230, Skyline HS, Oakland, Calif.
DE Nick Steinhaus, 6-1, 235, Milton HS, Alpharetta, Ga.: Previously committed to Southern Illinois.
DL Roderick Stoddard, 6-foot, 250, Hillcrest HS, Simpsonville, S.C.
WR Bryce Sutherland, 6-1, 186, De La Salle HS, Chicago, Ill.
RB Calen Taylor, 5-7, 160, Christian Brothers Collegiate, St. Louis, Mo.
RB-CB Josh Walker, 5-6, 160, Jacobs HS, Algonquin, Ill.
RB Kellyen Walker, 5-9, 177, Lakeside HS, Atlanta, Ga.
DE Amadeo West, 6-2, 235, Oceanside (Calif.) HS
RB-S Luke West, 5-11, 200, San Angelo Central (Texas) HS
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.

2015 Offers
CB Roland Adams, 5-10, 202, Florence (Ala.) HS: (COMMITTED to Samford)
T Bo Alexander, 6-5, 285, Dr. Phillips HS, Orlando, Fla.: Alexander visited Eastern Michigan earlier this month.
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)
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. (COMMITTED to Minnesota)
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: Good athlete, a 1,000-point scorer in basketball.
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: Rushed for 4,717 yards and a state-record 67 touchdowns in 2014.
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)
LB-TE Marco Carrabotta, 6-1, 220, Thomas Dale HS, Chester, Va.
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 was 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.: (COMMITTED to Wofford)
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. (COMMITTED to New Mexico)
OL Steven Clark, 6-2, 300, Brindlee Mountain HS, Guntersville, Ala.: (COMMITTED to Syracuse)
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 Incarnate Word)
LB Austin Corbett, 6-4, 215, Plano (Texas) East HS: Corbett has offers from Navy and Air Force, among others. (COMMITTED to SMU)
DE Shawn Curtis, 6-3, 247, Ronald Reagan-Doral (Fla.) HS: Curtis also had offers from Illinois and Mississippi State among others. (COMMITTED to Pittsburgh)
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. Ranked 42nd-best cornerback in country by Rivals. (COMMITTED to Arkansas)
WR Abu Daramy, 5-10, 167, Westerville South HS, Westerville, Ohio: Daramy is ranked the 47th-best player in Ohio by Rivals. (COMMITTED to Yale)
LB Trevor Darby 6-3, 210 Davidson (N.C.) Day HS: Navy has also offered Darby. (COMMITTED to Elon)
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: Made official visit on weekend of Jan. 9-11.
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: (COMMITTED to Austin Peay)
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. (COMMITTED to Cal Poly)
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.: 2013 second-team, all-state cornerback. (COMMITTED to Syracuse)
C Josh Fannin, 6-3, 290, Mill Creek HS, Hoschton, Ga.: (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
RB Aaron Forbes, 6-foot, 205, Newburgh (N.Y.) Free Academy: Rushed for 24 touchdowns and led Newburgh to New York state Class AA final. (COMMITTED to Villanova).
DE Marques Ford, 6-4, 217, East Bay HS, Gibsonton, Fla.: Ford, one of the country’s top defensive ends decommitted from Tennessee and gave his verbal to Rutgers this week. (COMMITTED to Rutgers)
RB Jonathan Forrest 5-11, 202, New Rochelle (N.Y.) HS: Forrest is ranked the third-best overall player in New York 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 Cincinnati are among the schools that have offered Gallon. (COMMITTED to Virginia)
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. (COMMITTED to New Hampshire)
P Cory Griffith, 6,-2, 210, St. Ignatius HS, Cleveland, Ohio
T-DE Devin Hannan, 6-4, 270, Belle Vernon (Pa.) HS: (COMMITTED to Old Dominion)
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.
C-DT Stephen Haralambis, 6-3, 270, Chapin (S.C.) HS
CB Montre Hartage, 6-foot, 180, Crisp County HS, Cordele, Ga.
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: (COMMITTED to Cal-Davis)
WR Tabari Hines, 5-10, 165, South Florence HS, Florence, S.C.: (COMMITTED to Wake Forest)
LB Konnor Houston, 6-4, 230, Buford (Ga.) HS: Made official visit to West Point earlier this month.
QB Jordan Hoy, 6-1, 187, Rockwell-Heath HS, Rockwell, Texas. (COMMITTED to Montana State)
LB Kendrick Jackson, 6-1, 235, Haynesville (La.) HS: (COMMITTED to Arizona)
QB Issac James, 5-11, 183 Carmel (Ind.) HS: (COMMITTED to Indiana)
OL Radson Jang, 6-2, 250, Kamehameha HS, Honolulu, Hawaii
WR-CB Brenndan Johnson, 5-11, 170, Midway HS, Waco, Texas: (COMMITTED to Tulsa)
RB Jalen Johnson, 5-9, 167, Westview HS, Avondale, Ariz.: (COMMITTED to Air Force)
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.
CB James Jones, 6-1, 180, Mullen HS, Denver, Colo.: Visited Army on the weekend of Jan. 23-25.
CB Dominieke Jones, 6-1, 170, Bingham HS, South Jordan, Utah: Visited Army on the weekend of Jan. 23-25.
DE Milord Juste, 6-1, 242, Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) HS: (COMMITTED to Florida International)
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.: (COMMITTED to Towson).
T Griffin Landrum, 6-3, 285, South Forsyth HS, Cumming, Ga. (COMMITTED to Air Force)
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 UConn)
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.: (COMMITTED to Southern Illinois)
RB DeAngelo Malone, 5-11, 185, Cathedral HS, Erie, Pa.: (COMMITTED to Youngstown State)
DT Thad Mangum, 6-1, 270, Christ Church Episcopal HS, Greenville, S.C.: (COMMITTED to Wofford)
RB Marcus Marshall, 5-10, 200, Millbrook HS, Raleigh, N.C.: Marshall rushed for 2,151 yards this fall and was named to the Raleigh News & Observer all-Metro first team.
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.: (COMMITTED to Coastal Carolina)
WR Maxwell McCormick, 6-3, 193, St. John’s Jesuit HS, Toledo, Ohio: (COMMITTED to Cornell)
G Kyle-Malik Mitchell, 6-2, 295, Alcoa (Tenn.) HS: (COMMITTED to Navy)
K-P Bennett Moehring, 5-9, 180, Bentonville (Ark.) HS: Moehring kicked a field goal in Bentonville’s 24-21 win over Fayetteville in 7A Arkansas state championship game. (COMMITTED to Navy).
G Trenton Mooney, 6-5, 255, Lamar (Mo.) HS: (COMMITTED to North Dakota State)
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 was 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.
LB Denis Mucha, 6-1, 235, Paramus (N.J.) Catholic HS: Mucha helped Paramus Catholic to a 9-2 record and No. 4 final ranking in New Jersey as a senior.
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.: (COMMITTED to Auburn)
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.
TE-DE Taylor Otterstatter, 6-6, 235, Mayer (Minn.) Lutheran HS: (COMMITTED to Northern Iowa)
RB Devine Ozigbo, 5-11, 230, Sachse (Texas) HS: Rivals ranks Ozigbo the 50th-best running back in the class of 2015. Texas back has 23 FBS offers (COMMITTED to Nebraska)
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.: (COMMITTED to Air Force)
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)
TE Nick Potts, 6-6, 220, Davidson HS, Hillard, Ohio
QB Elijah Robinson, 6-1, 174, Montclair HS, N.J. (COMMITTED to Boston College)
QB Rashad Robinson, 6-foot, 180, Hermitage HS, Richmond, Va.: (COMMITTED to James Madison)
WR Donovan Rooks, 6-2, 185, Yuma (Ariz.) Catholic HS: (COMMITTED to Montana)
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)
TE-DE Clay Schmerber, 6-7, 230, Centerville (Ohio) HS
LB Ben Schrider, 6-4, 225, St. Mary’s College HS, Albany, Calif.: COMMITTED to Richmond)
LB Gabriel Sewell, 6-foot, 215, Desert Hills HS, St. George, Utah: (COMMITTED to Nevada)
DT Lausii “Boogie” Sewell, 6-foot, 305, Desert Hills HS, St. George, Utah:
RB-S Spencer Sheff, 5-11, 199, Elk Grove (Calif.) HS
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.: (COMMITTED to The Citadel)
WR Tre Spann, 6-1, 185, DeSoto HS, Southaven, Miss.
WR Brad Stewart, 6-1, 190, Benedictine Military School, Savannah, Ga.
OL Nathan Thacker, 6-2, 250, Lord Botetourt HS, Daleville, Va.
RB Alex Trotter, 5-8, 170, McCallie HS, Chattanooga, Tenn. (COMMITTED to Tennessee-Chattanooga)
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 Quaide Weimerskirch, 6-foot, 200 pounds, Pace HS, Milton, Fla. (COMMITTED to Georgia Tech)
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. (COMMITTED to Air Force)
C Kendel Wright, 6-3, 280, Mountain View HS, Lawrenceville, Ga.: (COMMITTED to Navy)
LB Christian Young, 6-2, 215. Hough HS, Cornelius, N.C.: (COMMITTED to South Carolina State)

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Future schedules: Army talking to Ohio State, Rutgers game moving

Army and Ohio State could meet for the first time in their storied football histories in the near future.

Army athletic director Boo Corrigan confirmed to the Times Herald-Record on Thursday that the academy has had talks with Ohio State about playing a game.

Corrigan said Army wants to have one game against a marquee program a year. Army is playing Penn State on October 3 this year and Notre Dame on Nov. 12, 2016 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

That leaves the 2017 season and beyond for the possible Ohio State game. Army has a home-and-home series scheduled against Oklahoma in September 2018 and 2020.

Ohio State has open dates for games on Sept. 9, 2017 and August 31, 2019.

Army had Buffalo scheduled for a home game on Sept. 9, 2017.

Corrigan said future games against marquee teams will be played away from Michie Stadium.

Neutral-site games are a possibility.

In other scheduling news, Army fans will be happy. The Nov. 21 against Rutgers will be moved from Yankee Stadium to Michie Stadium. It’s just a matter of paperwork.

 

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Army-Navy game not moving

Army athletic director Boo Corrigan said he doesn’t see the Army-Navy game changing its place on the college football schedule in the future.

Army and Navy have played on the second Saturday in December following the week of conference championship since 2009.

A story by Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com on Wednesday said that Navy’s eligibility for a berth in one of the six New Year’s Day bowls could come into question as the academy begins it’s first year in American Athletic Conference.

Under the current system, the highest-ranked conference champion from either the AAC, Conference USA, Mid-American Conference, Mountain West or Sun Belt would have the opportunity to play in the Peach Bowl or Fiesta Bowl this season, according to McMurphy’s story.

The rankings are determined the day after conference championship weekend – one week before the Army-Navy game.

Hypothetically, Navy could be the AAC champion, have the highest ranking going into the Army-Navy, lose to Army and still play in a New Year’s bowl game over teams that may be more deserving.

Keep in mind, Navy’s last appearance in the final Top 25 rankings was No. 24 in 2004.

“Right now, we’ve carved out a special place for the game,” Corrigan said. “It speaks to the history and pageantry of the game. I won’t speak for Chet (Gladchuk, Navy’s athletic director) but from our standpoint that’s a vital piece of the entire game.

“I know what’s in the best interest of us and in the best interest of our cadets and it’s to continue to play on that weekend where we are right now.”

McMurphy reported that both Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson and Sun Belt commissioner Karl Benson believe any school playing after the final rankings should be ineligible for the Group of Five’s spot in one of the six New Year’s Day bowls.

Air Force is a member of the Mountain West. Just saying.

The Army-Navy game is contractually scheduled for the second Saturday in December the next four years. The game is televised by CBS.

Adding another sidebar to this story is American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco was instrumental in moving the Army-Navy back one week to its current home while he was the Executive Vice President for Programming for CBS Sports.

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Recruiting update: Godwin, Steinhaus, Lee, Walker latest commits

Rowan Godwin comes from a football family.

Joe Godwin, Rowan’s father, played linebacker for Alabama and coach Ray Perkins in the mid-1980′s. He was part of a linebacking corps, which included College Football Hall of Famers Derrick Thomas and Cornelius Bennett.

Rowan will continue the family name at the Football Bowl Subdivision (Division I-A) level.

Godwin was one of the many Army recruits that committed to the Black Knights during or soon after an official visit over the weekend. He played on both the offensive and defensive lines at Providence Christian in Dothan, Ala. Godwin, who is 6-foot-4 and 270, is expected to play on offense at Army, according to the Dothan Eagle.

Milton (Ga.) defensive end Nick Steinhaus (6-1, 235) was committed to Southern Illinois, a Football Championship Subdivision (Division I-AA) team, before his visit. Steinhaus said via direct message that West Point, “was so impressive and a great opportunity” for him. He said he will attend Army Prep in the fall and may get a look at tight end.

Army is stockpiling the smaller, quicker slotbacks that seem to flourish in the Paul Johnson-based option offense. The Black Knights added  Jacobs (Ill.) running back-cornerback Josh Walker and Lake Braddock (Va.) running back Dejoun Lee to its recruiting class Monday.  Walker (5-6, 160) has run the 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds. Lee (5-8, 170) has 4.43 speed, according to his Hudl profile.

Calvary Day (Ga.) running back-linebacker Robert Heyward joined his teammate A.J. Keene in Army’s recruiting class Sunday. Heyward gave Army his verbal commitment at the end of his official visit. He’s been described to me as a, “Larry Dixon type of kid,” and a physical player.

Oceanside (Calif.) defensive end Amadeo West and Georgia Military College punter J.D. Mote committed during their official visits over the weekend. Mote is 6-foot-5 and 212 pounds.

Commitment total up to 51 players by my count. Remember more than half of the commits are likely headed to Army Prep in the fall.

Army 2015 verbal commitments

S D’Angelo Amos, 6-1, 175, Meadowbrook HS, Richmond, Va.
RB Jordan Asberry, 5-9, 173, Colerain HS, Cincinnati, Ohio: Navy and Air Force have also offered Asberry.
OL Jake Baumert, 6-3, 300, Lovejoy HS, Lucas, Texas
S Rashaad Bolton, 5-11, 205, Veterans HS, Kathleen, Ga.
DE Kenneth Brinson, 6-3, 220, Marist HS, Atlanta: Brinson, a state champion wrestler and discus thrower, reportedly had offers from Stanford, Georgia Tech and Boston College among others.
RB Tyler Campbell, 6-1, 175, Peachtree Ridge HS, Suwanee, Ga.
WR Glen Coates, 5-11, 172, Davidson (N.C.) Day HS: Also offered by Navy.
LB Jacob Covington, 6-2, 215, Liberty Hill (Texas) HS
DE Nizaire Cromartie, 6-2, 227, Dudley HS, Greensboro, N.C.
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. Gibson was named Virginia’s 6A defensive player of the year and earned all-state, first-team honors.
OL Rowan Godwin, 6-4, 270, Providence Christian, Dothan, Ala.: Father, Joe, played linebacker for Alabama in the mid-1980s.
LB Hayden Haupt, 6-2, 210, Clovis North HS, Fresno, Calif.
CB Richard Hanson, 5-10, 170, Prince George (Va.) HS: Voted top cornerback at Army’s second prospect camp in June.
RB-LB Robert Heyward, 6-foot, 195, Calvary Day School, Savannah, Ga.: Heyward was named Georgia’s 3-A East player of the year.
RB Kevin Hicks, 5-10, 195, Bishop Sullivan HS, Virginia Beach, Va.: Hicks’ Hudl profile says he’s runs the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds.
QB Kelvin Hopkins, 5-10, 194, Independence HS, Charlotte, N.C.: Threw for 1,811 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2014.
CB Marcus Hyatt, 5-10, 170, Woodward Academy, College Park, Ga.
QB William James, 6-2, 206, Morgan Park HS, Chicago, Ill.: James ran multiple offense, including some triple option at Morgan Park. He will attend Army Prep in the fall.
OL Mike Johnson, 6-3, 280, Hinsdale (Ill.) HS
LB Cole Jones, 6-foot, 210, St Xavier HS, Cincinnati
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.
RB Dejoun Lee, 5-9, 170, Lake Braddock HS, Burke, Va.
LB Donavan Lynch, 6-foot, 207, Noblesville (Ind.) HS: Flipped commitment from Air Force to Army.
C Eric McAllister, 6-1, 270, Central Catholic, Pittsburgh
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.
P J.D. Mote, 6-5, 212, Georgia Military College, Milledgeville, Ga.
OLB Jalen Nash, 6-2, 235, Southlake Christian Academy, Gastonia, N.C.: Committed to Army on New Year’s Eve.
OL-DL Michael Owens, 6-4, 270, Nazareth Academy, LaGrange Park, Ill.: Made official visit on weekend of January 16.
K-P Zach Potter, 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.
CB Tank Scott, 6-foot, 185, Highland Springs (Va.) HS
DT Tanner Sheffield, 6-3, 245, North Paulding HS, Dallas, Ga.: Verbally committed to Army on July 10.
WR Chris Shelling, 5-9, 165, Central Gwinnett HS, Lawrenceville, Ga.: Shelling caught 54 passes for 731 yards and four touchdowns in 2014.
RB Connor Slomka, 6-foot, 205, Pine-Richland HS, Gibsonia, Pa.
QB Troy Smith, 6-0, 185, Harker Heights (Texas) HS
LB Jacquese Steen, 6-foot, 230, Skyline HS, Oakland, Calif.
DE Nick Steinhaus, 6-1, 235, Milton HS, Alpharetta, Ga.: Previously committed to Southern Illinois.
DL Roderick Stoddard, 6-foot, 250, Hillcrest HS, Simpsonville, S.C.
WR Bryce Sutherland, 6-1, 186, De La Salle HS, Chicago, Ill.
RB Calen Taylor, 5-7, 160, Christian Brothers Collegiate, St. Louis, Mo.
RB-CB Josh Walker, 5-6, 160, Jacobs HS, Algonquin, Ill.
RB Kellyen Walker, 5-9, 177, Lakeside HS, Atlanta, Ga.
DE Amadeo West, 6-2, 235, Oceanside (Calif.) HS
RB-S Luke West, 5-11, 200, San Angelo Central (Texas) HS
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.

2015 Offers
CB Roland Adams, 5-10, 202, Florence (Ala.) HS: (COMMITTED to Samford)
T Bo Alexander, 6-5, 285, Dr. Phillips HS, Orlando, Fla.: Alexander visited Eastern Michigan last weekend.
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)
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. (COMMITTED to Minnesota)
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: Rushed for 4,717 yards and a state-record 67 touchdowns in 2014.
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)
LB-TE Marco Carrabotta, 6-1, 220, Thomas Dale HS, Chester, Va.
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 was 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.: (COMMITTED to Wofford)
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. (COMMITTED to New Mexico)
OL Steven Clark, 6-2, 300, Brindlee Mountain HS, Guntersville, Ala.: (COMMITTED to Syracuse)
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 Incarnate Word)
LB Austin Corbett, 6-4, 215, Plano (Texas) East HS: Corbett has offers from Navy and Air Force, among others. (COMMITTED to SMU)
DE Shawn Curtis, 6-3, 247, Ronald Reagan-Doral (Fla.) HS: Curtis also had offers from Illinois and Mississippi State among others. (COMMITTED to Pittsburgh)
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. Ranked 42nd-best cornerback in country by Rivals. (COMMITTED to Arkansas)
WR Abu Daramy, 5-10, 167, Westerville South HS, Westerville, Ohio: Daramy is ranked the 47th-best player in Ohio by Rivals.
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: Made official visit on weekend of Jan. 9-11.
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: (COMMITTED to Austin Peay)
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.: (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
RB Aaron Forbes, 6-foot, 205, Newburgh (N.Y.) Free Academy: Rushed for 24 touchdowns and led Newburgh to New York state Class AA final. (COMMITTED to Villanova).
DE Marques Ford, 6-4, 217, East Bay HS, Gibsonton, Fla.: Ford, one of the country’s top defensive ends decommitted from Tennessee and gave his verbal to Rutgers this week. (COMMITTED to Rutgers)
RB Jonathan Forrest 5-11, 202, New Rochelle (N.Y.) HS: Forrest is ranked the third-best overall player in New York by Rivals.
RB Coleman Fox, 5-11, 190, Salem (Va.) HS: COMMITTED to Virginia Tech. Visiting UTEP this weekend.
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 Cincinnati are among the schools that have offered Gallon. (COMMITTED to Virginia)
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. (COMMITTED to New Hampshire)
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.
C-DT Stephen Haralambis, 6-3, 270, Chapin (S.C.) HS
CB Montre Hartage, 6-foot, 180, Crisp County HS, Cordele, Ga.
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: (COMMITTED to Cal-Davis)
WR Tabari Hines, 5-10, 165, South Florence HS, Florence, S.C.: (COMMITTED to Wake Forest)
LB Konnor Houston, 6-4, 230, Buford (Ga.) HS
QB Jordan Hoy, 6-1, 187, Rockwell-Heath HS, Rockwell, Texas. (COMMITTED to Montana State)
LB Kendrick Jackson, 6-1, 235, Haynesville (La.) HS: (COMMITTED to Arizona)
QB Issac James, 5-11, 183 Carmel (Ind.) HS: (COMMITTED to Indiana)
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.: (COMMITTED to Air Force)
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.
CB James Jones, 6-1, 180, Mullen HS, Denver, Colo.: Visited Army on the weekend of Jan. 23-25.
CB Dominieke Jones, 6-1, 170, Bingham HS, South Jordan, Utah: Visited Army on the weekend of Jan. 23-25.
DE Milord Juste, 6-1, 242, Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) HS: (COMMITTED to Florida International)
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.: (COMMITTED to Towson).
T Griffin Landrum, 6-3, 285, South Forsyth HS, Cumming, Ga. (COMMITTED to Air Force)
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 UConn)
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.: (COMMITTED to Southern Illinois)
RB DeAngelo Malone, 5-11, 185, Cathedral HS, Erie, Pa.: (COMMITTED to Youngstown State)
DT Thad Mangum, 6-1, 270, Christ Church Episcopal HS, Greenville, S.C.: (COMMITTED to Wofford)
RB Marcus Marshall, 5-10, 200, Millbrook HS, Raleigh, N.C.: Marshall rushed for 2,151 yards this fall and was named to the Raleigh News & Observer all-Metro first team.
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.
WR Maxwell McCormick, 6-3, 193, St. John’s Jesuit HS, Toledo, Ohio: (COMMITTED to Cornell)
G Kyle-Malik Mitchell, 6-2, 295, Alcoa (Tenn.) HS: (COMMITTED to Navy)
K-P Bennett Moehring, 5-9, 180, Bentonville (Ark.) HS: Moehring kicked a field goal in Bentonville’s 24-21 win over Fayetteville in 7A Arkansas state championship game. (COMMITTED to Navy).
G Trenton Mooney, 6-5, 255, Lamar (Mo.) HS: (COMMITTED to North Dakota State)
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 was 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.
LB Denis Mucha, 6-1, 235, Paramus (N.J.) Catholic HS: Mucha helped Paramus Catholic to a 9-2 record and No. 4 final ranking in New Jersey as a senior.
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.: (COMMITTED to Auburn)
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.
TE-DE Taylor Otterstatter, 6-6, 235, Mayer (Minn.) Lutheran HS: (COMMITTED to Northern Iowa)
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.: (COMMITTED to Air Force)
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)
TE Nick Potts, 6-6, 220, Davidson HS, Hillard, Ohio
QB Elijah Robinson, 6-1, 174, Montclair HS, N.J. (COMMITTED to Boston College)
QB Rashad Robinson, 6-foot, 180, Hermitage HS, Richmond, Va.: (COMMITTED to James Madison)
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)
TE-DE Clay Schmerber, 6-7, 230, Centerville (Ohio) HS
LB Ben Schrider, 6-4, 225, St. Mary’s College HS, Albany, Calif.: COMMITTED to Richmond)
LB Gabriel Sewell, 6-foot, 215, Desert Hills HS, St. George, Utah: (COMMITTED to Nevada)
DT Lausii “Boogie” Sewell, 6-foot, 305, Desert Hills HS, St. George, Utah:
RB-S Spencer Sheff, 5-11, 199, Elk Grove (Calif.) HS
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.: (COMMITTED to The Citadel)
WR Tre Spann, 6-1, 185, DeSoto HS, Southaven, Miss.
WR Brad Stewart, 6-1, 190, Benedictine Military School, Savannah, Ga.
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 Quaide Weimerskirch, 6-foot, 200 pounds, Pace HS, Milton, Fla. (COMMITTED to Georgia Tech)
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)
LB Christian Young, 6-2, 215. Hough HS, Cornelius, N.C.: (COMMITTED to South Carolina State)

 

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Recruiting weekend No. 3

Buford (Ga.) linebacker Konnor Houston, Calvary Day (Ga.) running back/linebacker Robert Heyward  and Bingham (Utah) cornerback Dominieke Jones are among the players visiting Army this weekend.

Houston helped lead Buford to its third straight Class AAAA state title and extend its winning streak to 40 games in 2014. He had a sack in a 55-10 win over St. Pius X in the title game.

Heyward scored 22 touchdowns and made more than 100 tackles for Calvary Day in 2014.

A.J. Keene, Heyward’s high school teammate, has committed to Army. Heyward, who is 6-foot and 195 pounds, is being recruited as a linebacker by Army. He is also being looked at as a running back.

Jones was a starting cornerback for Bingham, which finished No. 8 in USA Today’s final national ranking. He returned two interceptions for touchdowns this season.

Christian Brothers Collegiate (Mo.) running back Calen Taylor, Oceanside (Calif.) defensive end Amadeo West, Mullen (Colo.) cornerback James Jones and Georgia Military College punter J.D. Mote are also visiting West Point this weekend.

Army added Central Catholic (Pa.) center Eric McAllister, Davidson Day (N.C.) wide receiver Glen Coates. Nazareth Academy (Ill.) offensive lineman Michael Owens and Woodward Academy (Ga.) CB Marcus Hyatt to its recruiting class earlier this week.

UPDATE: Army picked up a verbal commitment from Meadowbrook (Va.) quarterback-safety D’Angelo Amos Friday. Darlington School (Ga.) linebacker-fullback Robert Muschamp tweeted he will continue his football career at Auburn. Will Muschamp, his uncle, is the new defensive coordinator for the Tigers.

Army 2015 verbal commitments

S D’Angelo Amos, 6-1, 175, Meadowbrook HS, Richmond, Va.
RB Jordan Asberry, 5-9, 173, Colerain HS, Cincinnati, Ohio: Navy and Air Force have also offered Asberry.
OL Jake Baumert, 6-3, 300, Lovejoy HS, Lucas, Texas
S Rashaad Bolton, 5-11, 205, Veterans HS, Kathleen, Ga.
DE Kenneth Brinson, 6-3, 220, Marist HS, Atlanta: Brinson, a state champion wrestler and discus thrower, reportedly had offers from Stanford, Georgia Tech and Boston College among others.
RB Tyler Campbell, 6-1, 175, Peachtree Ridge HS, Suwanee, Ga.
WR Glen Coates, 5-11, 172, Davidson (N.C.) Day HS: Also offered by Navy.
LB Jacob Covington, 6-2, 215, Liberty Hill (Texas) HS
DE Nizaire Cromartie, 6-2, 227, Dudley HS, Greensboro, N.C.
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. Gibson was named Virginia’s 6A defensive player of the year and earned all-state, first-team honors.
LB Hayden Haupt, 6-2, 210, Clovis North HS, Fresno, Calif.
CB Richard Hanson, 5-10, 170, Prince George (Va.) HS: Voted top cornerback at Army’s second prospect camp in June.
RB Kevin Hicks, 5-10, 195, Bishop Sullivan HS, Virginia Beach, Va.: Hicks’ Hudl profile says he’s runs the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds.
QB Kelvin Hopkins, 5-10, 194, Independence HS, Charlotte, N.C.: Threw for 1,811 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2014.
Cb Marcus Hyatt, 5-10, 170, Woodward Academy, College Park, Ga.
QB William James, 6-2, 206, Morgan Park HS, Chicago, Ill.: James ran multiple offense, including some triple option at Morgan Park. He will attend Army Prep in the fall.
OL Mike Johnson, 6-3, 280, Hinsdale (Ill.) HS
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.
LB Donavan Lynch, 6-foot, 207, Noblesville (Ind.) HS: Flipped commitment from Air Force to Army.
C Eric McAllister, 6-1, 270, Central Catholic, Pittsburgh
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.
OLB Jalen Nash, 6-2, 235, Southlake Christian Academy, Gastonia, N.C.: Committed to Army on New Year’s Eve.
OL-DL Michael Owens, 6-4, 270, Nazareth Academy, LaGrange Park, Ill.: Made official visit on weekend of January 16.
K-P Zach Potter, 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.
CB Tank Scott, 6-foot, 185, Highland Springs (Va.) HS
DT Tanner Sheffield, 6-3, 245, North Paulding HS, Dallas, Ga.: Verbally committed to Army on July 10.
WR Chris Shelling, 5-9, 165, Central Gwinnett HS, Lawrenceville, Ga.: Shelling caught 54 passes for 731 yards and four touchdowns in 2014.
RB Connor Slomka, 6-foot, 205, Pine-Richland HS, Gibsonia, Pa.
QB Troy Smith, 6-0, 185, Harker Heights (Texas) HS
LB Jacquese Steen, 6-foot, 230, Skyline HS, Oakland, Calif.
DL Roderick Stoddard, 6-foot, 250, Hillcrest HS, Simpsonville, S.C.
WR Bryce Sutherland, 6-1, 186, De La Salle HS, Chicago, Ill.
RB Calen Taylor, 5-7, 160, Christian Brothers Collegiate, St. Louis, Mo.
RB Kellyen Walker, 5-9, 177, Lakeside HS, Atlanta, Ga.
RB-S Luke West, 5-11, 200, San Angelo Central (Texas) HS
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.

2015 Offers
CB Roland Adams, 5-10, 202, Florence (Ala.) HS: (COMMITTED to Samford)
T Bo Alexander, 6-5, 285, Dr. Phillips HS, Orlando, Fla.: Alexander visited Eastern Michigan last weekend.
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)
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. (COMMITTED to Minnesota)
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: Rushed for 4,717 yards and a state-record 67 touchdowns in 2014.
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)
LB-TE Marco Carrabotta, 6-1, 220, Thomas Dale HS, Chester, Va.
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 was 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.: (COMMITTED to Wofford)
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. (COMMITTED to New Mexico)
OL Steven Clark, 6-2, 300, Brindlee Mountain HS, Guntersville, Ala.: (COMMITTED to Syracuse)
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. (COMMITTED to SMU)
DE Shawn Curtis, 6-3, 247, Ronald Reagan-Doral (Fla.) HS: Curtis also had offers from Illinois and Mississippi State among others. (COMMITTED to Pittsburgh)
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. Ranked 42nd-best cornerback in country by Rivals. (COMMITTED to Arkansas)
WR Abu Daramy, 5-10, 167, Westerville South HS, Westerville, Ohio: Daramy is ranked the 47th-best player in Ohio by Rivals.
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: Made official visit on weekend of Jan. 9-11.
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: (COMMITTED to Austin Peay)
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.: (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
RB Aaron Forbes, 6-foot, 205, Newburgh (N.Y.) Free Academy: Rushed for 24 touchdowns and led Newburgh to New York state Class AA final. (COMMITTED to Villanova).
DE Marques Ford, 6-4, 217, East Bay HS, Gibsonton, Fla.: Ford, one of the country’s top defensive ends decommitted from Tennessee and gave his verbal to Rutgers this week. (COMMITTED to Rutgers)
RB Jonathan Forrest 5-11, 202, New Rochelle (N.Y.) HS: Forrest is ranked the third-best overall player in New York by Rivals.
RB Coleman Fox, 5-11, 190, Salem (Va.) HS: COMMITTED to Virginia Tech. Visiting UTEP this weekend.
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 Cincinnati are among the schools that have offered Gallon. (COMMITTED to Virginia)
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. (COMMITTED to New Hampshire)
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.
C-DT Stephen Haralambis, 6-3, 270, Chapin (S.C.) HS
CB Montre Hartage, 6-foot, 180, Crisp County HS, Cordele, Ga.
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: (COMMITTED to Cal-Davis)
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)
LB Konnor Houston, 6-4, 230, Buford (Ga.) HS
QB Jordan Hoy, 6-1, 187, Rockwell-Heath HS, Rockwell, Texas. (COMMITTED to Montana State)
LB Kendrick Jackson, 6-1, 235, Haynesville (La.) HS: (COMMITTED to Arizona)
QB Issac James, 5-11, 183 Carmel (Ind.) HS: (COMMITTED to Indiana)
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.: (COMMITTED to Air Force)
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.: Visited Army on the weekend of Jan. 23-25.
CB Dominieke Jones, 6-1, 170, Bingham HS, South Jordan, Utah: Visited Army on the weekend of Jan. 23-25.
DE Milord Juste, 6-1, 242, Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) HS: (COMMITTED to Florida International)
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.: (COMMITTED to Towson).
T Griffin Landrum, 6-3, 285, South Forsyth HS, Cumming, Ga. (COMMITTED to Air Force)
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 UConn)
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.: (COMMITTED to Southern Illinois)
RB DeAngelo Malone, 5-11, 185, Cathedral HS, Erie, Pa.: (COMMITTED to Youngstown State)
DT Thad Mangum, 6-1, 270, Christ Church Episcopal HS, Greenville, S.C.: (COMMITTED to Wofford)
RB Marcus Marshall, 5-10, 200, Millbrook HS, Raleigh, N.C.: Marshall rushed for 2,151 yards this fall and was named to the Raleigh News & Observer all-Metro first team.
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.
WR Maxwell McCormick, 6-3, 193, St. John’s Jesuit HS, Toledo, Ohio: (COMMITTED to Cornell)
G Kyle-Malik Mitchell, 6-2, 295, Alcoa (Tenn.) HS: (COMMITTED to Navy)
K-P Bennett Moehring, 5-9, 180, Bentonville (Ark.) HS: Moehring kicked a field goal in Bentonville’s 24-21 win over Fayetteville in 7A Arkansas state championship game. (COMMITTED to Navy).
G Trenton Mooney, 6-5, 255, Lamar (Mo.) HS: (COMMITTED to North Dakota State)
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 was 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.
LB Denis Mucha, 6-1, 235, Paramus (N.J.) Catholic HS: Mucha helped Paramus Catholic to a 9-2 record and No. 4 final ranking in New Jersey as a senior.
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.: (COMMITTED to Auburn)
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.
TE-DE Taylor Otterstatter, 6-6, 235, Mayer (Minn.) Lutheran HS: (COMMITTED to Northern Iowa)
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.: (COMMITTED to Air Force)
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)
TE Nick Potts, 6-6, 220, Davidson HS, Hillard, Ohio
QB Elijah Robinson, 6-1, 174, Montclair HS, N.J. (COMMITTED to Boston College)
QB Rashad Robinson, 6-foot, 180, Hermitage HS, Richmond, Va.: (COMMITTED to James Madison)
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)
TE-DE Clay Schmerber, 6-7, 230, Centerville (Ohio) HS
LB Ben Schrider, 6-4, 225, St. Mary’s College HS, Albany, Calif.: COMMITTED to Richmond)
LB Gabriel Sewell, 6-foot, 215, Desert Hills HS, St. George, Utah: (COMMITTED to Nevada)
DT Lausii “Boogie” Sewell, 6-foot, 305, Desert Hills HS, St. George, Utah:
RB-S Spencer Sheff, 5-11, 199, Elk Grove (Calif.) HS
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.: (COMMITTED to The Citadel)
WR Tre Spann, 6-1, 185, DeSoto HS, Southaven, Miss.
DE Nick Steinhaus, 6-1, 235, Milton HS, Alpharetta, Ga.: (COMMITTED to Southern Illinois)
WR Brad Stewart, 6-1, 190, Benedictine Military School, Savannah, Ga.
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)
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)
LB Christian Young, 6-2, 215. Hough HS, Cornelius, N.C.: (COMMITTED to South Carolina State)

 

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Recruiting weekend No. 2: Tank commits

Highland Springs (Va.) cornerback Tank Scott is the latest member of Army’s 2015 recruiting class.

Scott, who is 6-foot and 185 pounds, verbally committed to Army while wrapping up his official visit this weekend.

The nickname “Tank” apparently stuck when Scott was running over defenses in youth football.

At Highland Springs, Scott ran plays out of a wildcat offense.

Army also received commitments from Peachtree Ridge (Ga.) running back Tyler Campbell and De La Salle (Ill.) wide receiver Bryce Sutherland this weekend.

Campbell (6-1, 175) was in attendance for the Army-Navy game last month.

From what I’m told Sutherland (6-1, 186) is a good route runner. He works out with Morgan Park (Ill.) quarterback William James, who committed to Army last weekend.

UPDATE: San Angelo Central (Texas) safety Luke West tweeted Sunday night that he has verbally committed to Army football. West took his official visit to West Point this week. Lakeside (Ga.) running back Kellyen Walker called the Army coaching staff to give them his verbal commitment. Walker, out of Atlanta, visited West Point last week. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds.

Cibolo (Texas) wide receiver Jaylen Harris, Nazareth Academy (Ill.) offensive lineman Michael Owens, Hammonton (N.J.) lineman Nick Carnesale, East Central (Okla.) quarterback Tre’von Cherry and Meadowbrook (Va.) quarterback-safety D’Angelo Amos were among other recruits visiting this weekend.

Army 2015 verbal commitments

RB Jordan Asberry, 5-9, 173, Colerain HS, Cincinnati, Ohio: Navy and Air Force have also offered Asberry.
OL Jake Baumert, 6-3, 300, Lovejoy HS, Lucas, Texas
S Rashaad Bolton, 5-11, 205, Veterans HS, Kathleen, Ga.
DE Kenneth Brinson, 6-3, 220, Marist HS, Atlanta: Brinson, a state champion wrestler and discus thrower, reportedly had offers from Stanford, Georgia Tech and Boston College among others.
RB Tyler Campbell, 6-1, 175, Peachtree Ridge HS, Suwanee, Ga.
LB Jacob Covington, 6-2, 215, Liberty Hill (Texas) HS
DE Nizaire Cromartie, 6-2, 227, Dudley HS, Greensboro, N.C.
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. Gibson was named Virginia’s 6A defensive player of the year and earned all-state, first-team honors.
LB Hayden Haupt, 6-2, 210, Clovis North HS, Fresno, Calif.
CB Richard Hanson, 5-10, 170, Prince George (Va.) HS: Voted top cornerback at Army’s second prospect camp in June.
RB Kevin Hicks, 5-10, 195, Bishop Sullivan HS, Virginia Beach, Va.: Hicks’ Hudl profile says he’s runs the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds.
QB Kelvin Hopkins, 5-10, 194, Independence HS, Charlotte, N.C.: Threw for 1,811 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2014.
QB William James, 6-2, 206, Morgan Park HS, Chicago, Ill.: James ran multiple offense, including some triple option at Morgan Park. He will attend Army Prep in the fall.
OL Mike Johnson, 6-3, 280, Hinsdale (Ill.) HS
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.
LB Donavan Lynch, 6-foot, 207, Noblesville (Ind.) HS: Flipped commitment from Air Force to Army.
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.
OLB Jalen Nash, 6-2, 235, Southlake Christian Academy, Gastonia, N.C.: Committed to Army on New Year’s Eve.
K-P Zach Potter, 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.
CB Tank Scott, 6-foot, 185, Highland Springs (Va.) HS
DT Tanner Sheffield, 6-3, 245, North Paulding HS, Dallas, Ga.: Verbally committed to Army on July 10.
WR Chris Shelling, 5-9, 165, Central Gwinnett HS, Lawrenceville, Ga.: Shelling caught 54 passes for 731 yards and four touchdowns in 2014.
RB Connor Slomka, 6-foot, 205, Pine-Richland HS, Gibsonia, Pa.
QB Troy Smith, 6-0, 185, Harker Heights (Texas) HS
LB Jacquese Steen, 6-foot, 230, Skyline HS, Oakland, Calif.
DL Roderick Stoddard, 6-foot, 250, Hillcrest HS, Simpsonville, S.C.
WR Bryce Sutherland, 6-1, 186, De La Salle HS, Chicago, Ill.
RB Calen Taylor, 5-7, 160, Christian Brothers Collegiate, St. Louis, Mo.
RB Kellyen Walker, 5-9, 177, Lakeside HS, Atlanta, Ga.
RB-S Luke West, 5-11, 200, San Angelo Central (Texas) HS
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.

2015 Offers
CB Roland Adams, 5-10, 202, Florence (Ala.) HS: (COMMITTED to Samford)
T Bo Alexander, 6-5, 285, Dr. Phillips HS, Orlando, Fla.: Alexander visited Eastern Michigan this weekend.
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)
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. (COMMITTED to Minnesota)
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: Rushed for 4,717 yards and a state-record 67 touchdowns in 2014.
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)
LB-TE Marco Carrabotta, 6-1, 220, Thomas Dale HS, Chester, Va.
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 was 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.: (COMMITTED to Wofford)
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. Ranked 42nd-best cornerback in country by Rivals.
WR Abu Daramy, 5-10, 167, Westerville South HS, Westerville, Ohio: Daramy is ranked the 47th-best player in Ohio by Rivals.
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: Made official visit on weekend of Jan. 9-11.
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
RB Aaron Forbes, 6-foot, 205, Newburgh (N.Y.) Free Academy: Rushed for 24 touchdowns and led Newburgh to New York state Class AA final. (COMMITTED to Villanova).
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 Cincinnati 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.
C-DT Stephen Haralambis, 6-3, 270, Chapin (S.C.) HS
CB Montre Hartage, 6-foot, 180, Crisp County HS, Cordele, Ga.
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: (COMMITTED to Cal-Davis)
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)
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.: (COMMITTED to Air Force)
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)
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.: (COMMITTED to Towson).
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 UConn)
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.: Marshall rushed for 2,151 yards this fall and was named to the Raleigh News & Observer all-Metro first team.
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: (COMMITTED to Cornell)
G Kyle-Malik Mitchell, 6-2, 295, Alcoa (Tenn.) HS: (COMMITTED to Navy)
K-P Bennett Moehring, 5-9, 180, Bentonville (Ark.) HS: Moehring kicked a field goal in Bentonville’s 24-21 win over Fayetteville in 7A Arkansas state championship game.
G Trenton Mooney, 6-5, 255, Lamar (Mo.) HS: (COMMITTED to North Dakota State)
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 was 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.
LB Denis Mucha, 6-1, 235, Paramus (N.J.) Catholic HS: Mucha helped Paramus Catholic to a 9-2 record and No. 4 final ranking in New Jersey as a senior.
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.
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.
TE-DE Taylor Otterstatter, 6-6, 235, Mayer (Minn.) Lutheran HS: (COMMITTED to Northern Iowa)
OL-DL Michael Owens, 6-4, 270, Nazareth Academy, LaGrange Park, Ill.: Making official visit on weekend of January 16.
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.: (COMMITTED to James Madison)
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)
TE-DE Clay Schmerber, 6-7, 230, Centerville (Ohio) HS
LB Ben Schrider, 6-4, 225, St. Mary’s College HS, Albany, Calif.: COMMITTED to Richmond)
LB Gabriel Sewell, 6-foot, 215, Desert Hills HS, St. George, Utah: (COMMITTED to Nevada)
DT Lausii “Boogie” Sewell, 6-foot, 305, Desert Hills HS, St. George, Utah: (COMMITTED to Colorado)
RB-S Spencer Sheff, 5-11, 199, Elk Grove (Calif.) HS
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.: (COMMITTED to The Citadel)
WR Tre Spann, 6-1, 185, DeSoto HS, Southaven, Miss.
DE Nick Steinhaus, 6-1, 235, Milton HS, Alpharetta, Ga.: (COMMITTED to Southern Illinois)
WR Brad Stewart, 6-1, 190, Benedictine Military School, Savannah, Ga.
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)
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)
LB Christian Young, 6-2, 215. Hough HS, Cornelius, N.C.: (COMMITTED to South Carolina State)

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Army players in the East-West Shrine Game

Larry Dixon will become the 29th Army football player to participate in the East-West Shrine Game Saturday in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Dixon is the lone fullback on the East squad coached by Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Singletary.

Here’s a list of Army players in the East-West Shrine Game:
2014: Patrick Laird (WR)
2013: Trent Steelman (QB)
2012: Steve Erzinger (LB)
2011: Josh McNary (DE)
2010: Ali Villanueva (WR)
2009: Collin Mooney (FB)
2008: Caleb Campbell (S)
2007: Cameron Craig (DE)
2006: Dhyan Tarver (S)
2005: Greg Washington (LB)
2004: Ryan Kent (LB)
2003: Clarence Holmes (DE)
2002: Clint Dodson (TE)
1996: Joel Davis (G)
1985: Doug Pavek (DB)
1980: George Mayes (NG)
1977: Leamon Hall (QB)
1974: Neil Begley (T)
1969: Lynn Moore (RB)
1968: Charlie Jarvis (FB); Gary Steele (TE)
1967: Jim Bevans (LB)
1958: Bob Novogratz (G)
1957: Dave Bourland (QB); Stan Slater (G)
1949: Arnold Galiffa (QB)
1928: Gus Farwick (G)
1925: Gus Farwick (G); Edgar Garbisch (C).

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CBS Sports Network Army football home next 5 years

Army football home games will remain in the CBS Sports Network for the next five years after the academy released a statement Thursday that it had come to an agreement with the television station.

Army’s original 5-year contract ran out at the end of the 2014 season.

The new contract gives CBS Sports Network the rights to all Army home games and select neutral-site games, which Army is the home team (Yankee Stadium, etc.)

The Army press release states the majority of home games will kick off at noon at Michie Stadium and a live web stream will be free for all military personnel around the world.

Some fans might not like the noon kickoff for most home games because it means leaving their house early in the morning to catch the traditions of an Army game day and tailgating. But, having games air on CBS Sports Network is more fan friendly than a contract with the ESPN network, where some game times are decided 12 days before the date.

In speaking with Army athletic director Boo Corrigan on the matter in November,  he was hoping to have an announcement on Army’s future television status before the Army-Navy game.

The CBS Sports Network makes sense for Army. CBS has the television rights to the Army-Navy game through 2018.

CBS and CBS Sports Network also have the rights to Navy’s home games through 2017.

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