National signing day is one of the biggest days for most college football programs. For the service academies it usually just marks the half-way point of filling the direct and prep school rosters. The service academies often pick up some of their best recruits after big conference fill their scholarship allotments. This year has been an exception for Navy. Ken Niumatalolo has already secured commitments from 59 players. GoMids.com will look at those that we know have committed as of signing day. As always this list is never official until I-day.
At quarterback Rafi Montalvo from La Salle in Miami, Fla., joins the Mids from football rich southern Florida. Montalvo is regarded as a dual threat quarterback. The six-foot, 190 pound quarterback has good speed and was one of the higher ranked quarterbacks in the county. He accounted for 25 touchdowns passing and running his senior year.
Brendan Dudeck is a talented all round athlete who played both sides of the ball in high school. Dudeck (6-1, 188) chose Navy over offers from Army and Tulane.
Another quarterback is John Hendrick from Tampa, Florida who won a school record 14 games the last two seasons directing Sickles high school's option offense.
Jordan Moore is a 6-1, 190 pound quarterback from Houston Texas who most schools recruited as a wide receiver. Moore is a very good athlete with a solid arm.
David Frechette is a 6-1, 190 quarterback from Jacksonville, Florida. Frechette was a three sport star at Bolles high school.
At running back, Maryland native Quentin Ezell chose to stay close to home when he committed to Navy. Ezell is 5-10, 220 pounds and is expected to compete at B-back. Ezell chose Navy over offers from Army, Citadel, and Monmouth. The big bruising fullback with 4.5 speed wants to major in engineering.
Jamaal Williams fits the recent prototype of a Navy slotback. The North Carolina native Williams is 5-8, 177 and possesses 4.68 speed. Williams rushed for 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns for the state champions.
Maika Polamalu , a six foot, 200 pounds running back from Pottstown, Pa., is part of a very successful football family. His father Ao was starting defensive tackle for Penn State's 1986 national title team. His cousin Kennedy Pola is a professional coach. The most famous member of his family is Steeler All- Pro safety and defensive MVP Troy Polamalu. Will Huntsman is a fullback who was recruited by former Navy coach Joe DuPlaix.
Another B-back is Chris Swain, a 220 pound back who rushed for 1,200 yards and 19 touchdowns on just 76 carries for Mt. DeSales high school in Georgia.
Desmond Brown is an Annapolis, Maryland native who won't have to travel far on I-day. Brown rushed for 3,962 yards during his career at Old Mill.
Aaron Daniels, is a 5-11, 205 slotback from St. Louis, Missouri. Daniels ran for 1,032 yards for Webster Groves and scored 18 touchdowns.
Marc Meier is a 5-10, 180 pound player from Chesapeake, Va., who will probably play slotback. Meier played wide receiver last year catching 40 passes for 750 yards and scored 9 touchdowns. He also had 8 interceptions and a touchdown return as a defensive back.
Colin Osborne is a slotback recruited out of Maryland by assistant coach Napoleon Sykes. Osborne rushed for 18 touchdowns at Glenelg last year.
Ed Royds (5-10, 197) ran for over one thousand yards last year at Shawnee high school.
Navy's program has come a long way when it wins a recruiting war for a talented wide receiver like Don Pearson. Pearson is a 6-3 210 pound receiver from Faith Lutheran in Las Vegas Nevada. He chose Navy over offers from Stanford, San Diego State and UNLV. His senior year Pearson caught 72 passes for 1,027 yards with 9 touchdowns. During his career Pearson caught 26 touchdown passes. Pearson is a very physical receiver who also played defense. He is considered a proficient route runner with excellent hands.
Another wide receiver, Bryson Garcia, committed recently. Garcia posted 37 receptions for 547 yards and scored nine touchdowns last year for Romona High in California. The lanky Garcia is 6-foot-6 and weighs 200 pounds. Garcia lettered all four years in basketball and runs the 400 meters for the track team. He will attend NAPS this fall.
Another wide receiver is Devin Crayton. Crayton (6-2, 170) is from Brandeis high school in Texas, the same school that produced last year's NAPS star Noah Copeland.
Sam Holguin is a 6-3 wide receiver from California.
Upfront offensive tackle Joey Gaston is a 6-5, 250 tackle who chose Navy over an offer from Kansas.
Luke Scott is a good athlete who has the feet to play tackle The 6-4, 254 Scott was a productive defensive end and tight end from Fort Myers, Florida.
Center Greg Eason, is a 6-2, 300 pounder from, Atlanta, Georgia.
Travon Earl is a six-foot, 240 pound lineman from Spring, Texas.
Florida has produced another guard in 275 pound Zach Laniewski.
Bernie Sarra is a 6-1, 300 pound three star lineman from Pennsylvania who received a lot of interest after a strong performance at the Penn State Nike camp.
Will Strauss from Brentwood, California committed after signing day.
As always this list is not nearly compete and will not be till I-day. Next GoMids.com will look at Navy's defensive recruits that committed by signing day.
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