Baumert talks commit to Army

Jeff Monken's staff has been on a roll with seven commitments in the past two months. After being offered during the spring and performing well at a one-day camp in June at West Point, Jake Baumert out of Lucus (Texas) Lovejoy High School gave his verbal commitment to Army's Kevin Corless.

The 6-foot-3, 290-pound offensive lineman believes his game is tailor-made for the Black Knights triple option attack.

"About halfway through spring ball Coach Corless came down to talk to me about football and West Point," Baumert told ArmySports.com. "We stayed in contact ever since and I came up for a camp. When I was on campus I was just real impressed with the way how efficiently the coaches ran things. I liked the new head coach a lot. I think he's bringing in a whole new attitude to the program and is going to turn things around quickly there. The facilities they have are outstanding. All of that led me to my decision to commit.

"I called Coach Corless yesterday and told him I wanted to commit and he was just very excited. He said he couldn't wait to tell the other coaches about it. I called Coach Monken, who was on vacation so our conversation was very brief, but he was extremely excited as well.

"Army likes that I'm a bigger lineman. I think Coach Monken is going to be going after bigger guys from now on. I consider myself a great run blocker with aggressiveness and good hip and knee bend pus I can stay low and put people on their back."

At Lucas Lovejoy, Baumert became a starter on varsity as a sophomore. He was named first team All-District and All-Academic in the 2013 season.

"It's a huge pressure off me," Baumert said on making his college decision. "My brother is in the Marine Corps so the military life is something I'm used to and comfortable with. I'm excited about my decision and look forward to my senior year to get better and get ready to play for Army."

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