Signing Day Spotlight: Rashaad Bolton

Rashaad Bolton of Veterans (Kathleen, Ga.) High School, signed with the United States Military Academy on Wednesday. Look inside for a photo and quotes from Bolton.

Rashaad Bolton Profile

The 5-foot-11, 205-pound defensive back committed to Black Knight coaches on September 1st, 2014.

"Army is one of the top places in the entire nation when it comes to academics. I just saw a lot of opportunity at West Point to become a tremendous leader, learn discipline, and receive an outstanding education. It was a bunch of things, but those were at the top. On campus, I was just real impressed with the 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."

Army was Rashaad Bolton's only D-1 offer at the time of his commitment.

"The football team has a group of young DB's. I watched the game with Buffalo and thought they looked good. Coach (Mitch) Ware came down to the school. He has a nice, humble approach that sat well with me. He thought I'd fit well with the other DB's and in what they're trying to do defensively. He liked my size, 5-foot-11, 205, pounds, and said I have a knack for breaking at the right time on the ball, and he liked my physicality for playing the safety position."

Bolton, a three-year starter at Veterans, played strong safety and running back at the Georgia AAAA school. In his breakout junior season, he had 39 solo tackles, 19 assisted tackles, eight tackles for loss, 11 pass breakups, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and one defensive touchdown. He is the son of Legena Bolton and Darin Blassingame. Bolton said he was proud to be in attendance supporting the Knights at this year's Army-Navy game. He was appointed to USMAPS.


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