Army Signing Day Review: Wide Receiver

Jeff Monken has signed one of the top Army recruiting classes in years. Armysports.com will now review that class, position by position. In this segment we discuss the wide receivers.

At wide receiver Monken's staff landed Glen Coates (5-11", 172) from Davidson Day high school in North Carolina. Coates played wide receiver, running back and some quarterback. Last year he caught 52 passes for 820 receiving yards, a 15.8 average per catch and six scores. He also ran 43 times for 155 yards and seven touchdowns. Coates posted 16 career touchdown receptions, ran for nine scores and threw a touchdown pass during his high school career. He was a recruited as a wide receiver but has the skill set to play defensive back. Coates chose Army over Navy and Richmond.

Wide receiver Bryce Sutherland (6-1",186) from De La Salle high school in Illinois is a physical wide receiver with nice size. In three seasons, he tallied 129 receptions for 1,866 yards and 14 scores. In 2014 he made 48 receptions for 656 yards and six touchdowns. He also carried 19 times for 167 yards and two touchdowns. Sutherland has good hands with average speed. He performed well at the high school combines and was timed at 4.78 in the forty yard dash at an ESPN combine event.

R.J. Trimble-Edwards (6-1", 220) from New Jersey prep powerhouse Don Bosco Prep was recruited as a wide receiver but is a versatile athlete with position flexibility. He played wide receiver and strong safety at Don Bosco Prep. Trimble-Edwards caught eight passes for 158 receiving yards, a 19.8 average and three scores in a run dominated system. R.J. had a 63-yard touchdown run off a reverse. Trimble-Edwards transferred from St. Joseph's where he also played both sides of the ball. As a junior he had 28 receptions for 606 yards, a 21.6 average and three touchdowns. While at St. Joseph's he helped his team win a championship as he played receiver, running back and linebacker. Trimble-Edwards is big tough, a good blocker, has excellent hands but lacks blazing speed. He can be a productive triple option blocker at wide receiver but could end up at tight end or linebacker.

Christian Hayes (6-0", 185) is a possession receiver commit from La Jolla County Day School in California. Hayes missed much of his senior season after suffering a concussion. Hayes made two touchdown catches last year. He played his best ball at the end of the season and had seven receptions in the playoff game. As a junior he caught 28 passes for 294 receiving yards and two scores. Hayes is a stocky receiver with average speed.

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