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Sal Interdonato

Award-winning writer Sal Interdonato has been on the Army football beat since 2007. He'll take you inside the huddle and into the lives of the Black Knights.

Recruiting: Arizona RB Lindholm caps big commitment Friday

Daxon Lindholm may live nearly 2,500 miles from West Point but it’s always been the Centennial (Ariz.) running back’s goal to play Army football. Lindholm has watched every Army-Navy game since 2006, admiring one of college football’s most storied rivalries. Now, Lindholm will be part of that rivalry. Lindholm was the sixth commit of a […]

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2020 Army Prep football roster

Jesuit (Fla.) linebacker Brett Gerena was among the football players reporting for Army Prep R-Day earlier this week. Gerena was joined by high school teammates Raleigh Oxendine, an offensive lineman, and cornerback Spencer Williams. Gerena’s father, Joe, was an Army quarterback from 1998-2000. Quincy Bonner (Meadowcreek, Ga.), Bryson Daily (Abernathy, Texas), Ahlon Mitchell (Detroit Country […]

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Recruiting: Florida DL Rolenc joins Army 2021 class

Charlie Rolenc was still pumped about his Army commitment one day after the Bishop Moore (Fla.) defensive lineman joined the Black Knights’ 2021 class Thursday “Fired up to be a Black Knight,” said the 6-foot-1, 263-pound Rolenc, who is being recruited to play nose tackle. Rolenc received the same response from his Army recruiting coach […]

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Watch List: Stephenson Wuerffel Trophy candidate

Army football has its first player honored on a 2020 watch list and the recognition is for one of the selfless awards in college football. Senior linebacker Joe Stephenson was one of 114 players named to the Danny Wuerffel Trophy watch list Thursday. The trophy honors college football players who serve others and have a […]

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Recruiting: Army lands another Buford commit in LB Brandon Castro

Brandon Castro has caught himself watching recent Army-Navy football games more often lately. The more that Castro watched, the more the Buford (Ga.) outside linebacker could envision himself playing for Jeff Monken and the Black Knights. When Castro received an offer from Army last week, his interest level boosted. Just seven days later, Castro announced […]

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Recruiting: Black Knights add Kentucky kicker Gronotte to 2021 class

Covington Catholic (Ky.) kicker Trey Gronotte was so confident in his college football decision that he wanted to let three Army coaches know Wednesday morning. Gronotte dialed up his recruiting coach Matt Drinkall, his position coach Sean Saturnio and head coach Jeff Monken with the news of his verbal commitment to the Black Knights. “I’ve […]

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Recruiting: North Carolina LB Banks commits to Army

There wasn’t a specific moment when Josiah Banks knew Army was the school for the Mount Tabor (N.C.) linebacker but a collection of moments. Banks built a strong relationship with Army’s coaching staff including his recruiter Keith Gaither and learned the benefits of playing Division I football with West Point’s education. Army was in Banks’ […]

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Recruiting: Florida DB Jackson selects Army

Cookouts on Army-Navy football day have become a tradition in Terrell Jackson’s family. Jackson would enjoy the game and not pick a side with family members that are serving or have served on both side of the rivalry. The Trinity Christian (Fla.) defensive back chose a side Thursday, committing to Army. Navy offered Jackson first. […]

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Recruiting: Virginia LB Rameau commits to Army

LucRichard Rameau’s week started with some tough news after he learned his senior football season at Episcopal (Va.) High School was cancelled due to the coronavirus. Rameau believes his decision Wednesday could make up for the loss. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker called Army assistant Keith Gaither with his verbal commitment to the Black Knights. “There […]

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2020 Updated Army Football Freshmen Class

Army announces its official freshmen class on the third and final R-Day Tuesday. The freshmen class features 76 players from 26 states. Georgia is most represented state with 14 players. 2019 Army Prep linebacker Jalen Brooks announced on July 31 that he will be continuing his college football career at North Carolina. Brooks, who starred […]

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