Army commit talks about decision

Running back/linebacker Jared Hassin was the first to commit to Army during the 2008 recruiting season. ArmySports.com talked to Jared about why he picked the Academy and found out some interesting information on this promising Army commit.

"It's been a dream of mine to play at West Point since I was four years old," said Kettle Moraine star Jared Hassin. He continued, "My Dad graduated in the West Point class of 1971 and my sister is a freshman there now." Hassin's father, Donald, is a retired Army Colonel.

Safeties coach Adam Waugh visited Kettle Moraine in late April. "I don't remember exactly what he said but it was something like, 'On behalf of the Army staff we'd like to extend you this offer.'" Hassin didn't need any convincing and quickly replied, "I'd love to commit."

Waugh then got head coach Stan Brock on the phone who asked Hassin what side of the ball he wanted to play on. Hassin replied that he didn't have a choice. After he found out Hassin had committed a happy Brock said, "that great news."

Hassin is expected to be a direct appointment to the academy as he is a very good student who scored well on his ACT.

The Wisconsin star also had an offer from Air Force and interest from the likes of Vanderbilt, Navy and Penn. After his junior season he was named to the Classic 8 All-Conference team. He had 47 carries for 360 yards last season and led his team in tackles with 48. Hassin also wrestled and won the conference championship at the 215-pound weight class.


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