Jason Rothamel profile
ArmySports.com: When did you visit Army?
Jason Rothamel: Back in December for the official visit.
AS: How did that go?
JR: It went great. Most all the coaches were there. We talked to all of them and toured the campus. We went out to dinner. It was fun.
AS: When did you decide you were going to Army?
JR: I decided maybe a couple weeks before the visit. The trip was just to reinforce what I actually wanted to do.
AS: Had you ever been to West Point before?
JR: I went up there for a couple games but never toured.
AS: Did you grow up as an Army fan?
JR: Kind of.
AS: Did you talk to head coach Bobby Ross?
JR: He's really excited to have me there and he looked forward to meeting me.
AS: What position do you think they are going to play you at Army?
JR: They said they were going to play me at end.
AS: What were some of your senior statistics?
JR: 80 tackles, 9 sacks, a couple blocked field goals. It was good; we made the playoffs for the first time in a couple years.
AS: Did you get any postseason honors?
JR: I got 1st team All-Conference and 1st team All-County.
AS: What other schools were talking to you?
JR: There was Akron. I really wasn't pursuing any other schools. I've had my heart set on going to Army for quite a while.
AS: Describe for us your most exciting play of the year?
JR: We played Warren Hills. In double overtime we were up by 6 points. They were on 3rd and 10 at our 25 and I had a big sack and then the next play we knocked it down and we won.
AS: How do you feel about someday playing in the Army-Navy game?
JR: I'm really excited about that; It's a great tradition. I can't wait to get out there.
AS: As you know, Army has lost a few in a row to Navy. You'll probably be a part of the class that ends that streak of Navy wins.
JR: Yes, I hope so. Bobby Ross has done a good job of turning the program around. It's headed in the direction we want. They have good things coming.
AS: Are you going to the prep school are directly to the Academy?
JR: I'm going to the prep school.
AS: What's your height and weight?
JR: I'm about 6 1/2 and 260.
AS: Forty speed?
JR: It's been up and down. Before the season I was running a 4.9. It's probably a 4.95.
AS: What your bench press?
AS: How you doing in the classroom?
JR: Good, good. I've really picked it up lately.
AS: Any of your family serve in the Army?
JR: Both my grandfathers were in. One was in the Army and the other in the Marines.