Texas TE/OT likes Academies

Nicholas Short of San Antonio, Texas (Brandeis HS) played on the offensive line last season and excelled but is moving to tight end for his senior season. Despite his change of positions, all three academies are interested in his services because of his agility, quickness and speed for a player of his size.

When asked what it was he liked about the military academies, Nicholas Short responded, "That I will be an officer after graduation."

Short is already in contact with the Navy and Air Force coaching staffs by email and was told he'd be getting phone calls from both those staffs this month. He has mailed a questionnaire to Army but has yet to hear from them. Short also says he has received a letter from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in New York.

Short works hard and says that he "strives to get better every day." At 6-foot-2, 220 he may not have the size to play on most traditional FBS offensive lines. However, with 4.7 forty speed you can see why the academies with their option offenses are interested in Short.

As a junior Short earned First Team All-District 28 honors at the very tough 5A level. He says he has not set up any visits to the academies yet but "would love to visit."

Short says that his favorite schools right now are the ones showing him the most interest. Those schools include Air Force, Navy, Harvard, Brown and Texas-San Antonio.

Short says that he will camp at Texas-San Antonio this weekend.

Stay tuned to ArmySports.com for more on rising senior Nicholas Short.

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