Army Signing Day Recap: LINEBACKERS

Great players are one of the keys to solid, winning football teams. The 2013 Army football signing class is full of players who can help Army win more in the future. In this segment discusses the newly signed Black Knights linebackers.

At linebacker Scott Washle was a three year starter at Cardinal Gibbons high school in North Carolina. Washle (6-1, 223) is an active linebacker who made first team All-Conference at linebacker. Washle chose Army over a preferred walk-on offer from North Carolina. He will attend the prep school this fall.

Elijah Anglin 6-3, 190 pound outside linebacker from Detroit, Michigan. Anglin is a lean, fast linebacker with a terrific upside. Anglin earned offers from MAC schools Western Michigan and Toledo among others but chose the Black Knights. Elijah will not turn 18 until this November so expect him to fill out his frame over the next few years.

Dan Carlone is a 6-3, 225 pound hybrid defensive end and outside linebacker from St. Anthony's high school in Long Island, N.Y. Carlone was an All-league performer who made 92 tackles and posted eight sacks.

Local recruit Zach Trainor is a Mike linebacker from James l. O' Neil high school in Highland Falls, NY. Trainor (5-10, 195) is an undersized, quick linebacker who was his team's captain and a two time All-League performer. Trainor played on both sides of the ball as a fullback and linebacker.

Seth Combs decided to follow in his older brother's, football captain Nate, footsteps and will attend West Point this fall. Combs (6-0, 215) just like his brother projects to bandit linebacker.

Lee Davis (6-1, 230) is a physical, hard hitting linebacker from Indiana. Davis is expected to be a direct admit. Lee was a four-year starter and twice earned All-State recognition.

The Black Knights also landed Blair Swanner, an athletic linebacker, from Texas. Swanner is an active linebacker with good range. Last year he recorded 58 tackles, made three sacks and picked off four passes. Top Stories