Army Recruiting Crop 2014: Quarterbacks

National Signing Day has come and gone. At this point Army has about 60 "signees". will now review all the known future Black Knights. In this segment we introduce the quarterbacks.

Quarterback is a position where Army needs to upgrade the talent and improve its play if it hopes to turn the program around. Jake Gnacinski (6-2, 225) is a big, physical quarterback from Texas. A spread passing quarterback at Keller Fossil Ridge High School, Gnacinski played well his senior year completing 223 of 377 passes (59.2%) for 29 touchdown passes against 14 interceptions. As a runner he has 4.7 speed. Jake ran for 866 yards, a 4.7 average and 13 touchdowns last fall. He was a two year starter at quarterback. He chose Army over an offer from UTSA.

Quarterback Chris Carter (5-11, 170) was a late commitment from California to this year's class. Carter possesses good speed and an average arm for an option quarterback. He graduated with Imperial's high school's records for career passing yards (3,510), career completions (229), and career touchdown passes (45). Luke Langdon is a 5-11, 180 pound quarterback for Lutheran high school in Orange, California. He completed 57 of 96 passes (59.4%) for 1,072 with 10 touchdown passes against four interceptions as a senior. Langdon had played for Army offensive line coach Todd Spencer his junior season.

Nicco Stepina played quarterback for Tom Monken, Jeff's brother, who was his offensive coordinator at Casey-Westfield high school in Illinois. Stepina was a two year starter and led his team to 22-2 record. Last year the quick Stepina ran for 1,206 rushing yards and 20 rushing touchdowns. He threw for 1,140 passing yards and 16 touchdowns passes. As a junior Stepina passed for 1,074 passing yards, completed 56 percent of his passes, while rushing for 904 yards and 16 scores. Top Stories