Hawaii receiver picks Army

"I just wanted to inform you that I have given my verbal to play at Army next season," said wide receiver Charles "Ekolu" Soon. Soon is one of long list of quality players that have picked West Point. Read on to find out more about Ekolu Soon.

Soon committed to Stan Brock and his staff over interest from Washington State, UCLA, Utah, Stanford, Navy and Auburn. Utah and Hawaii offered Soon a chance to walk-on as a preferred walk-on.

Soon, who earned all-district honors as a junior, cited Army's outstanding academics as the main reason he committed, "I loved the facilities for one. The main determining factor for me committing to Army was the academic program. I think they have the best academic program of any division one school."

Soon injured his collar bone and was only able to play in the final three games of his senior season but he made the best of it by catching 24 passes for 240 yards. Soon expects to play as a Z-receiver at Army, which is a combination of wide receiver and slot. Soon, who has 4.4 speed, could also could get a shot at returning punts and kickoffs.

The speedy receiver, who is also an outstanding student, plans on majoring in either Pre Med or Military Intelligence at West Point.

"I'm really excited to be a part of the Army program. I think they are turning it around, they have a great recruiting class this year and I think good things should be coming out of West Point next year," said Soon, who will be direct admit to the academy.

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