Signing Day Spotlight: Boomer Bakich

Boomer Bakich of Highland Park (Dallas, Texas) High School, signed with the United States Military Academy on Wednesday. Look inside for a photo and quotes from Bakich.

The 6-foot-1, 203-pound defensive back committed to the Black Knights on January 29th, 2015, to head coach Jeff Monken.

"I was excited about the challenge and the opportunity to come play for Coach Monken. On my official visit to campus the weekend of January 23rd, I felt the uniqueness of the university. Out of any place in the country, I think West Point will help me become the best person, the best player, the best man, and the best leader, I can be. It gives me the chance to defend America which is always something I've wanted to do."

Boomer Bakich chose Army over his other two finalists; Columbia and Notre Dame, his father's Alma mater.

"I was recruited to play safety. Coach (John) Loose likes my versatility, my speed, and my play-making ability. I'm excited to be a part of the program. I think it's going nowhere but up with Coach Monken. I certainly expect us to improve a lot in the next four years. Coach Monken has done a great job in laying the foundation to get Army football turned around."

Bakich was a three-year starter at Highland Park where he started a school-record 38 games in a row. As a senior, he named first team All-District (Texas Class 6A Region II District 10). He is the son of Meg and Huntley Bakich, and older brother of Solag, Vena, Brook, and Linda. Bakich said he has a direct appointment to West Point.

ArmySports.com Top Stories