Army Recruiting Targets: Defense

With five of their top eight defensive secondary players graduating after the 2010 season it is imperative that the Army staff sign several cornerbacks and safeties. The Black Knight's defensive line will also need retooling following the upcoming season. Look inside to see some of the prospects the staff is looking at.

DEFENSIVE LINE

 

Remarks: All three projected starters will be graduating after the 2010 season.  Not a surprise that Army is already heavily involved with several.

 

 

Mark Scarpinato (offer) - DT 6-3, 250 with multiple offers. Looking for Big Ten offer.

Daron Wright (offer) - DT 6-2, 255.  Army only offer so far.

Tala Atimalala  - DT 6-0, 265. Athletic player had long list of honors after junior season.

David Coffin - DT 6-2, 280.  Benches 285. 

Max Elliott - DT 6-4, 255.  Plays for powerhouse Hoover HS in Alabama.

Charles Burks (offer) - DE 6-1, 230. Several offers already including Duke.  Had 14 sacks as a junior.

Peter Igras (offer) - DE 6-3, 235.  Service academy battle for this one.  Early on favors Navy.

Derrick Luetjen (offer) DE - 6-4, 245. Solid talent. Brother, Matt, an incoming plebe.  

J.R. Plote - DE  6-3, 220.  Has Air Force offer.  48 tackles, 4 sacks as a junior.

Austin Cook - DE 6-2, 215.  Plays TE too. 

 

LINEBACKER

 

Remarks: Army is looking for more depth at this position along with a replacement for Stephen Anderson who is a senior this season.

 

Jalen Jefferson (offer) - Multiple FBS offers.  3-star Scout.com prospect.

Blane Kleinrichert - Has good speed (4.58 forty) and is looking for solid academics.

Kellen Williams - Son of former NFL linebacker Reggie Williams. 

Kevin Snyder (offer) - Rutgers commit.

 

SECONDARY

 

Remarks: Army loses 5 of its top 8 secondary members including 3-of-4 starters after this season. A no-brainer here, must sign six or seven talented, fast, players. 

 

Giles Chapman (offer) - CB  Several FBS offers.  Has good speed.

Josh Hanberry (offer) - CB

Cedric Parker - CB Has offers from Air Force and Idaho.

Nicky Firestone - CB Five picks as a junior.

Preston Sanford - CB Another one from that tough Hoover, Alabama program. Had 42 tackles, 8 break ups and one interception as a junior. Also forced 3 fumbles.

Jordan Morgan (offer) - S had five interceptions last season.  Solid quarterback too.

Bridger Peck - S Has offer from Utah State.

Antoine Pickett - S Plays for powerhouse De La Salle in California. Had three sacks and two interceptions as a junior.

Diego Quintanar - S

Tyler Sykes - S  Solid student who had 3 interceptions as a junior.

Fareal Walker - S Plays quarterback in addition to safety. 


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