Rhyan England talks signing with Army

Athletic Rhyan England of Collins Hill High School (Suwanee, Ga.) signed with Army on Wednesday. Look inside for a photo and quotes from England.

"It was a fantastic day," said England. "I signed with the school I really liked and got to hang out with my teammates probably for the last time. I'm thrilled to be going to West Point. My dad, grandfather, and great-grandfather all served so I have a lot of strong family ties to the service. Georgia Southern was a school I liked, and it's a great school, but when I went [to West point] on my visit I loved the place. The players on the team, the academics, the history of the Academy is all great plus the degree I'll have coming out will open a lot of doors for me.

"Army recruited me to play T-back which mixes up running the ball and running wide receiver routes. I played running back in 9th grade and loved it and I also love catching the ball. I'm trying to go in direct so I can play early. I have the SAT and GPA scores so it's up to the board. I want to do it. I think I can go out there and prevail, show my talent, and dominate."

England became a starter in his sophomore season at Collins Hill in the Atlanta area. The 5-foot-10, 185-pounds wide receiver/defensive back led his region with nine interceptions as a senior to lead his team, the Eagles, to an 11-2 record. He was named Defensive Back of the Year in his region. England was recruited to the U.S. Military Academy by Brent Davis.

Rhyan England visits with a friend on signing day.

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