Nieves one of Army's biggest signees ever

Offensive lineman Victor Nieves of Northview High School (Dothan, Ala.) signed with the U.S. Military Academy on Wednesday, February 5th. Look inside for a photo and quotes from Nieves.

"The day went really well," said Victor Nieves. "I got to school early that day and faxed my letter of intent. We had a nice little ceremony at school where we got to give a speech and talk about our decision. Then we went to a country club to talk to the media.

"My recruiter was Brent Davis. He came by the school just two weeks before Signing Day. I've been in contact with him multiple times since then. I'm leaving on Friday to take my official visit. It took awhile to get the offer but I committed the Tuesday before we signed. You get the best of both worlds at Army. You receive a top-notch education from a prestigious school and also get the opportunity to play D-1 football. The decision wasn't to set me up for now, but how it will positively affect my future in the long-term. I can't wait to have a face-to-face with Coach Monken. I like what I've seen and heard from him."

Nieves, 6-foot-4, 330-pounds, was a two-year starter at Northview. He played tackle, guard, and center on the offensive line, but says Army has discussed tackle the most with him. His Northview teammate, Michael Reynolds, a defensive back, will join him at West Point. Nieves was named first team all-Region as a senior. He'll start at U.S.M.A.P.S. this summer. Top Stories