Navy a chance to give back, says Abdul Majeed

Cornerback Abdul Majeed signed his Certificate of Intent to the Naval Academy of National Signing Day. The 5-foot-9.5, 180-pound multidimensional athlete from The Hun School of Princeton (Princeton, N.J) also played slotback and wide receiver for his high school. He spoke with on why he decided to join the Midshipmen.

"To start with," said Majeed," I feel like, as a citizen of this country, it gives me the chance to give back. I have family who have served and I have always wanted to serve myself. Obviously, the education [at the Naval Academy] is the best in the world. It's a chance to play Division 1 football at the highest level. Every year Navy plays a rigorous schedule against some of the top national programs. Look at this year, they played Notre Dame who ended up in the National Championship game. At Navy, you get top athletics, academics, and the opportunity to serve your country all in one."

Hun School honored their students with a ceremony on National Signing Day. Their to support Majeed were his mother, father, brother, head coach David Dudek, the school's athletic director, William Quirk Jr., and the headmaster, Jonathan Brougham.

"I think it was one of the greatest moments of my life," he said of the day. "It was unreal. This has been something I've been dreaming about ever since I was a little kid. I can't wait to play football at the next level and show my ability. The staff likes me at defensive back, but specifically cornerback. My recruiter was Coach Judge. I sent him a message right after I signed the papers."

Majeed was a two-year starter for the Hun Raiders. As a senior he was a co-captain and was named first team All-New Jersey Prep. He also competed in lacrosse and indoor track. He said in the off-season he's working out with a speed trainer. An excellent student at the Garden State boarding school, Majeed reports a 3.8 GPA. He'll report to NAPS this summer after graduation. Top Stories