Ken Niumatalolo and his staff had another terrific recruiting season as they landed nearly their entire recruiting class by signing day. In previous years' service academies would often land many of their recruits after signing day. Niumatalolo and the Navy staff has changed that dynamic with their ability to close more recruits with multiple offers due to Navy's on the field success the past decade. GoMids.com will now take a look at the projected offensive players from the Mids 2014 football recruiting class.
At quarterback Tory Delmonico, 6-foot-2, 203-pounds, is an interesting versatile all round athlete. Delmonico played quarterback, running back, wide receiver, defensive back and outside linebacker for
West Allegheny high school in Pennsylvania. Delmonico was a wildcat quarterback who ran 128 times for 801 yards, a 5.8 average and 15 touchdowns. He completed 3-of-5 passes for 68 yards and a touchdown. He caught 23 passes for 356 yards and four scores. He earned all-state honors as a linebacker. He led West Allegheny in scoring and receiving and is their second-leading rusher. He chose Navy over offers from Army and Toledo. Delmonico will attend the Naval Academy Prep School this fall and it will be interesting to see where he ends up playing.
Garret Lewis (6-1, 200) is a dual threat quarterback from Sipsey Valley high school in Alabama. In 2013 Lewis completed 108-of-210 passes (51.4%) for 2,067 yards with 23 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He carried the ball 124 times for 782 yards, 6.5 average and six rushing touchdowns. Lewis chose Navy over interest from Charleston Southern, Jacksonville State, Murray State and West Alabama. Zach Abey (6-2, 195) is a local player from Pasadena, Maryland. Abey was the quarterback at Archbishop Spalding and named the Baltimore Sun's Offensive Player of the Year. Zach carried the ball 238 times for 1,663 yards, 6.95 yards per carry, and 19 touchdowns. He completed 65 of 136 passes for 874 yards and 10 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. As a safety on defense, made 37 tackles and picked off six passes.
Tim Tupa (6-0, 190) is a direct admit quarterback who is the son of former NFL punter and quarterback Tom Tupa. Tim took over at quarterback at Brecksville-Broadview Heights in Ohio from his brother Tommy who had graduated and signed at Miami of Ohio. Last fall Tupa produced over 3,200 total yards and 40 total touchdowns. He was named First Team All- Ohio. He had played some quarterback as a sophomore when his brother was injured in 2011. Tupa is a terrific athlete who was named All-Ohio as a wide receiver as a junior in 2012. He made 70 receptions for 1,100 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. Tupa chose Navy over offers from Air Force, Eastern Michigan and Miami of Ohio.
Navy Recruiting Crop 2014: Quarterbacks
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