Sophomore Review

If you are a recruiting fan, this is the time of year that you can get really excited about the "potential" that a recruit can bring to your program. Quality recruiting and then developing that talent is what makes a program either a success or failure. As a recruiter, Todd Berry wasn't bad, but even with quality talent, over the past 2 to 3 years, the Army football program has been easily deemed a failure.

Berry is gone and there is a new sheriff in town. Unless you have been in a deep sleep, his name is Coach Bobby Ross...coaching and recruiting is his game.

We will look at the recruiting aspect in upcoming articles, but Coach Ross has some talent on board. He and his staff are evaluating as we speak. The youngest of that lot, are the present freshmen who are soon to be sophomores.

Here's a "brief" review of the talent on hand.


4

Ricky Lay

Fr.

QB

Size is an asset (6-foot-4 220 pounds). Good arm

13

Chris Grevious

Fr.

DB

Coming off injury season, fully recovered & will press for playing time. Will benefit from off-season training.  Should tip the scales by the season @ 180 pounds.

13

Chase Laws

Fr.

QB

Confident & extremely athletic QB, with a strong arm.  Should get a serious look by coaching staff during the spring.

26

Sean Grevious

Fr.

DB

Should challenge for quality playing time & push veterans.  Will benefit from  additional weight (off season conditioning).

26

Andre' Broussard

Fr.

RB

Extremely smart athlete. May start off the season on special teams.  Adds depth & speed to the RB corp.

28

Tielor Robinson

Fr.

RB

Will benefit from off-season speed workouts and will push for starting role.  Time  at fullback may be a possibility. Will benefit immensely with the addition of Ross as RB Coach. 

32

Barrett Scruggs

Fr.

ILB

Will need to add on weight & should come into spring practice @ 215-220. Will push for quality time.

39

Bryan Vavruska

Fr.

Safety

Extremely athletic. Has the size for a free safety, however not overly physical, but has an incredible nose for where the ball is.  Look for him to come into spring @ 195-200 pounds.

39

Cason Shrode

Fr.

LB

Outstanding size but moved from ILB (DE in high school). Will benefit from working under Tovar. 

43

Randy Chasten

Fr.

Safety

Moved from ILB to Strong Safety.  Brings size and physical presence to the position.  Will need grace period to learn new position.

43

Felice Terrigno

Fr.

Safety

Very aggressive player, but "tweener" (perhaps too small of OLB & maybe not fast enough for SS). His toughness will get him some reps somewhere.

48

Austin Miller

Fr.

K

Very strong leg on kickoffs.  Needs to work on accuracy relative to field goals. Kicker of the future.

48

Michael Herndon

Fr.

LB

 

55

Matt Weisner

Fr.

LS

Should add immediate depth at the center position. Extremely dedicated player.

58

Miles Murray

Fr.

OG

 

59

Kurt Wasilewski

Fr.

OL

Adds some definite strength and quickness to the Army offensive line.

61

Scott Harris

Fr.

OL

 

63

Hamilton Cadwell

Fr.

OL

 

67

Travis Prikryl

Fr.

DL

 

70

Zac Maodus

Fr.

OL

Solid potential and will add depth to OL.

71

Peter Harrington

Fr.

DL

 

72

Sean Whaley

Fr.

OL

 

73

Wes Stewart

Fr.

DL

 

75

Tyler Freeze

Fr.

DL

Will add depth to the OL, and will push for quality playing time.

77

Alex Clamon

Fr.

DL

 

77

Jonathan Connon

Fr.

OT

Has the size, needs to work on technique and play meaner.  Will be counted on to add depth.

79

Nathan Collier

Fr.

OT

Like Connon, has the size, but must mature as a player immediately.  Will be counted on to add depth.

86

Walter Hill

Fr.

WR

Outstanding hands and knack for going after the ball. Needs to work on speed.  Will be part of the WR rotation.

90

Chase McCoy

Fr.

TE

Has the size, now needs to add the speed. If not, could see him at OG or OT.

91

Tim Dunn

Fr.

TE

Tremendous potential. Could play TE or DE.  Will press for starting job at either position.

94

Cameron Craig

Fr.

DE

Will be causing havoc from DE spot over the next 3 years.  Will benefit from off-season training, relative to off the ball explosion.  Look for him to put on an additional 10-15 pounds.


Bold:  Sophomores to watch.  Although the door will be open for "all" sophs to use the spring to make their presence known to the new coaching staff.

 

Note: Junior class update to follow.


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