Davidson announces for Army on Signing Day

John Loose has had his eye on Andrew Davidson since his days as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Lafayette. He continued to recruit the 6-foot-2, 214-pound outside linebacker out of Emmaus (Pa.) High School after joining the Black Knights coaching staff in early 2014.

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The recruiting efforts paid off for Loose when Davidson committed to the Army coaches during an official visit to campus the weekend January 23rd-25th.

"During the summertime, when I was at the Lauren's First and Goal Football Camp in Easton, I received the Army offer," Andrew Davidson told ArmySports.com. "They had seen my film, but wanted to see me in-person before they offered to get a feel for how I moved around. Coach Loose liked my toughness and my ability to play either inside or outside linebacker. He kept recruiting me and a couple of weeks, when I was there on a visit, I let them know I was committing.

"For me, West Point offers the total package. All of the schools I had narrowed it down to were high academic schools. I was thinking about the military service route and also looked at Navy, but, when it came down to it, I had a better relationship with the Army coaches and I just liked West Point better than anywhere else. Coach Monken is actually a big reason why I liked it so much. I'm excited to play for him. He's a good guy. I expect us to be competitive and very successful when I'm there. The turnaround job he's doing at Army really is outstanding."

Davidson was a three-year starter at Emmaus (located in the Lehigh Valley). He was a two-time Defensive MVP of the Lehigh Valley Conference the last two seasons. As a senior he was a major part of the Hornets offense with 2,042 rushing yards on 318 carries and 26 touchdowns. He did that while registering 94 tackles, 15 for tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, an interception on defense.

This summer, Davidson will be going directly into the Academy instead of spending a year at the prep school, so he'll be spending the winter and spring conditioning in preparation of the appointment.

"I'm trying to go in an work my way on to special teams," he said. "Obviously, my goal is to make the starting lineup, but a more rational goal might be to make special teams. We'll see what happens."
Davidson announced his four finalists were Army, Navy, Lafayette and Lehigh heading into National Signing Day. On Wednesday, February 4th, he announced publicly at his high school that he will be spending the next four years as a West Point cadet. He plans to pursue the study of economics as a major.

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