McCollum discusses pledge to Army

Army picked up another outstanding commit last week when Warren, Ohio star Ryan McCollum pledged to the Black Knight staff. Look inside to find out what McCollum liked about West Point.

"I committed to Army last Tuesday. I was simply overwhelmed by everything I experienced on my official visit. Just walking around post I knew that West Point was the right place for me," said linebacker/halfback Ryan McCollum.

While McCollum seems thrilled to be headed to West Point the Army staff is likely just as thrilled to know he's headed their way. The 6-foot-1, 224 pound prospect has all the tools to be a great player at the next level. He benches 325 pounds and squats 485. He's also has good speed as he has run a 4.66 forty.

During his senior season McCollum was a force on the field for John F. Kennedy high school in Warren. He finished the season with an impressive 105 tackles, 2 sacks, 14 tackles for losses and two forced fumbles. After the season he was named the team's Defensive MVP.

McCollum feels that his defensive skills will work well in Army's defensive system, "the chance to play in the double eagle flex defense is another aspect that really excites me, it is such a unique defense that I believe will give me the opportunity to fully showcase my abilities."

McCollum is also a star in the classroom is happy about having the "rare opportunity to attend the highest ranked university in the country while playing D1 football." He is a super student and has maintained an above 4.0 GPA and also scored well on both the ACT and SAT.

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