Patrick Healy talks signing with Air Force

Linebacker Patrick Healy, who committed to the Air Force in May, signed his certificate of intent to the Academy on National Signing Day at Mullen High School (Denver, Colo.). Look inside for a photo and quotes from Healy.

"They were my number one school going in," said Healy on Air Force. "It wasn't a difficult decision really. Obviously, they have great academics. The team has gone to six straight bowl games. Also, my older brother, Connor, is a linebacker there. It's close to home and it'll make it easier for our parents to come watch us play."

"When I was talking to Coach Russ on my official visit, he told me to keep working and if I go straight in I'll a good shot of getting in on the rotation on special teams. I think they like me at [inside] linebacker to start out at. When Coach Blane offer me he said he liked my speed, sense for the football, and my overall knowledge of the game."

The 6-foot-1, 235-pound linebacker was a three year starter for Mustangs football. He was named All-State (Colorado 5A) and Defensive Player of the Year in Colorado. Although Air Force was Healy's only offer at the time of his commitment, he received interest from Colorado, Vanderbilt, Colorado State, Duke and UConn, which is where his older brother, James III, played.


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