2010 Freshman Class

Monday, June 28, 2010

The list of new members of the Army football team was released today.

These are new football team members who will either enroll straight from high school, or from the USMA Prep school.


Name Class Position Height
Hometown/High School
Davonte Anderson Fr. DB 5-8 160 Corona, Calif./Lutheran (USMAPS)
Lyle Beloney Fr. DB 5-11 180 Katy, Texas/Seven Lakes (USMAPS)
Casey Brewer Fr. LB 6-2 210 McAlpin, Fla./Lafayette (USMAPS)
Fr. OT 6-5 280 Whittier, Calif./Servite (USMAPS)
Cameron Carter Fr. RB 5-10 195 Dakota Dunes, S.D./Dakota Valley
Jordan Crockett Fr. DB 5-6 160 Wesley Chapel, Fla./Berkeley Prep (USMAPS)
Julian Crockett Fr. RB 5-8 168 Wesley Chapel, Fla./Berkeley Prep (USMAPS)
Jonathan Crucitti Fr. DB 5-11 185 Salisbury, N.C./West Rowan
Tyler Dickson Fr. DB 6-0 189 Mansfield, Ohio/Lexington (USMAPS)
Kyle Dravis Fr. DB 5-9 175 Orange, Calif./Orange (USMAPS)
Alfred Fields Fr. LB 6-0 195 West Palm Beach, Fla./Suncoast (USMAPS)
William Fisher Fr. K 6-1 170 Canfield, Ohio/Canfield
James Holland Fr. WR 6-1 200 Renton, Wash./Hazen
John Hughes Fr. WR 6-1 165 Reading, Pa./Governor Mifflin (USMAPS)
Cody Jackson Fr. QB 6-0 200 San Lorenzo, Calif./Junipero Serra (USMAPS)
Shelby Jackson Fr. OL 6-2 270 Rockledge, Fla./Rockledge (USMAPS)
Scott Jones Fr. RB 5-10 184 St. Augustine, Fla./St. Joseph Academy
Shane Jones Fr. OL 6-1 270 Van Alstyne, Texas/Van Alstyne
Colin Joy Fr. OL 6-3 230 West Islip, N.Y./St. John Baptist
Ryan Kalnins Fr. DE 6-1 210 Watertown, Conn./Holy Cross
Quentin Kantaris Fr. DE 6-2 205 Moorpark, Calif./Moorpark
Clayton Keller Fr. LB 6-2 220 Lakeville, Conn./Salisbury School (USMAPS)
Michael Kime Fr. OL 6-2 230 Zionsville, Ind./Culver Academies
Robert Kough Fr. DE 6-3 220 Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Colony (USMAPS)
Patrick Laird Fr. WR 6-3 195 Monroe, N.Y./Monroe-Woodbury
Matthew Luetjen Fr. QB 6-1 205 Hennessey, Okla./Hennessey
Raymond Maples Fr. RB 6-1 200 Philadelphia, Pa./West Philadelphia Catholic (USMAPS)
Ryan McCollum Fr. OLB 6-1 224 Cortland, Ohio/Kennedy
Jared McFarlin Fr. WR 6-5 195 Monroe, N.Y./Monroe-Woodbury
Marcus McInerney Fr. RB 5-11 190 Stamford, Conn./Stamford (USMAPS)
Mitch McKearn Fr. DL 6-3 215 West Point, N.Y./O'Neill
Keegan Merrigan Fr. DE 6-3 235 Chandler, Ariz./Hamilton
Colby Miller Fr. LB 6-1 205 Phenix City, Ala./Smiths Station (USMAPS)
Dylan Mohamed Fr. WR 5-10 175 Brawley, Calif./Brawley Union
Reggie Nesbit Fr. QB 6-2 190 Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor
Brandon Porter Fr. DB 5-7 160 Laplace, La./John Curtis Christian (USMAPS)
Richard Rainey Fr. OL 6-4 240 Cedar Park, Texas/Vista Ridge
Zachary Reichert Fr. OL 6-2 270 Quincy, Ill./Quincy Notre Dame
Victor Ripley Fr. DE 6-4 230 Glen Allen, Va./Henrico
James Rutherford Fr. LB 6-2 210 Marietta, Ga./Kell (USMAPS)
Luke Shumacher Fr. WR 6-3 170 Indianapolis, Ind./Culver Academies
Michael Sikorski Fr. DT 6-0 230 Temecula, Calif./Chaparral (USMAPS)
Matthew Strack Fr. OL 6-4 285 Champaign, Ill./Centennial

John Szott
Fr. OT 6-3 265 Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley

Hayden Tippett
Fr. LB 5-11 215 Tempe, Ariz./McClintock
Charles Tobin Fr. DL 6-3 225 Hope Mills, N.C./South View
Justin Trimble Fr. WR 6-0 185 Ashburn, Va./O'Connell (USMAPS)
Earnest Tucker Fr. DB 5-11 205 Morganville, N.J./Marlboro (USMAPS)
James Tully Fr. LB 6-1 205 Park City, Utah/Battle Ground Academy (USMAPS)
Corey Watts Fr. LB 5-11 220 Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny (USMAPS)
Daniel Whitaker Fr. OT 6-3 250 San Ramon, Calif./California (USMAPS)
Scott Williams Fr. WR 5-8 160 Villa Park, Calif./Lutheran (USMAPS)
Zachary Williams Fr. QB 5-11 210 Van Alstyne, Texas/Melissa (USMAPS)
James Woodward Fr. WR 6-4 185 Anna, Ill./Anna-Jonesboro

Brian Zalneraitis
Fr. OL 6-2 220 Round Rock, Texas/Round Rock

Danny Wild writes on the incoming class of football players, another great piece - as to be expected from the Wildlife blog.

Good luck to all the new guys, in a few (very short) short years you will be the leaders of the Army football team.

I've been pretty pumped up to see what would happen with A.J. McGovern from near my hometown (Wilkes-Barre, PA) - I heard he was attending prep school, and as it turns out that is, in fact, the case.

McGovern, an all-star center, turned down offers to play football at Colgate University and Ivy League schools to follow his dream of attending and playing football for the U.S. Military Academy.

"I've always wanted to serve in the military," McGovern said, "and I've always wanted to play college football."

Mom and dad, Maureen and Jim McGovern, were a little wary of the idea of their son entering the military during a time of war, though.

"We are going from being tentative about what's happening to a little excited, little nervous," Maureen McGovern said.

McGovern ships out to Fort Monmouth in Oceanport, N.J. in early July. He'll attend a military prep school for one year before entering the academy.

Part of me wants Ellerson to bring in all the new offensive linemen to give them as much time as possible to learn from 2010's veteran unit. Ellerson must have that same mentality as he brings in 11 new linemen who average about 6'2.5" and 255 lbs.

I look forward to seeing all the new Black Knights in the black and gold. Hopefully this new class can get around the older guys and learn the system.



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