First offer in for Stallworth

On National Signing Day, Army added running back Spencer Sheff of Elk Grove, Calif. to the Class of 2015. While in California's state capital region, the coaches saw that there was more talent to be gained and extended an offer on Tuesday to Keoni Stallworth, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound strong safety of Cosumnes Oaks (Elk Grove, Calif.) High School.

Keoni Stallworth

The Army offer, Stallworth's first, came as a pleasant surprise.

"I was very surprised," an excited Keoni Stallworth told ArmySports.com. "I'm thankful and very grateful to have received it. I've been tweeting back and forth with Coach (Sean) Saturnio. He told me that he some amazing news for me, so I called him to talk. We ended up speaking for 30 minutes about the Academy, the education, the commitment after your four years of college. He explained a lot to me. I actually knew about Army and their program beforehand. Spencer Sheff is actually a good friend of mine and I knew he just signed with them last week. It's a great option to have.

"They like my versatility. Mainly, they want to recruit me as an athlete. They like me at strong safety, but think I can play receiver too. The combination of size, speed, and aggressive play was very appealing to them.

In his second year as a starter at Cosumes Oaks, Sheff was the team's second leading tackler with 75 total with six sacks and an interception. He helped the Wolfpack through a dominant run going undefeated in the Capital Valley Conference and 8-3 overall last fall. Although Army was the first to pull the trigger on Stallworth, he said he's been hearing a lot lately from most of the schools in the Pac-12.

"The three things I'm looking for in a D-1 school are great education, great environment, and great people," Stallworth said. "I don't have any early favorites, I'm just looking to join a good football program. It's nice to have that first offer in."

Stallworth got to catch passes from older brother, Jaaron Stallworth, the past two seasons. The elder Stallworth is also being recruited in basketball and is currently averaging 18-points-per-game as the Wolfpack's starting point guard. Keoni said he'll be on the camp circuit this summer in the Bay Area as well as several 7-on-7 tournaments.

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