Navy Recruiting Crop 2014: FBs & SBs

National Signing Day has come and gone. At this point Navy has over 70 "signees". will now review all the known future Midshipmen. In this segment we introduce the fullbacks and slotbacks.

Navy added at fullback Anthony Gargiulo, a 6-2, 215 pound, running back and linebacker from Colts Neck, New Jersey. Gargiulo ran for 1,666 yards and scored a school-record 27 touchdowns in 2013. He was Colts Neck's all-time leading rusher and rushed for over 1,000-yards in each of the last two years. Gargiulo finished his career with school career records for rushing yards (3,436); touchdowns (47) and tackles (367). Gargiulo led Colts Neck with a school-record 140 tackles, had four sacks and an interception return for a touchdown last fall. Gargiulo was a Shore Sports Network first-team All-Shore selection. He selected Navy over Sacred Heart, Villanova and Wagner.

At A-back Josh Brown (5-9, 180) is a fast, exciting runner from Brookwood high school in Georgia. Brown runs with good pad level and speed. He played both running back and cornerback in high school. As a junior he ran for 600 yards as a reserve behind a number of FBS recruits. As a defensive back he had an interception that he returned for a touchdown. Brown' s senior year ended in the season opener with an knee injury. He's healthy now and chose Navy over offers from Arizona, Middle Tennessee State, Buffalo, Harvard, Furman and Georgia State.

Jahmaal Daniel is a 5-6, 160 pound running back from Terry Sanford high school in North Carolina. He fits the Navy A-back prototype of being small but fast. Daniel rushed for 1,594 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior and was named to the Cape Fear Valley 3-A Conference first team. Daniel has legit FBS speed having been consistently timed in track events running a 10.54 100 meters dash. Akili Taylor (5-9, 190) is an All-State honors winner from Bishop Ready high school in Ohio. Taylor ran for more than 1,600 yards and 24 scores last fall. Akili, who has 4.6 speed in the forty-yard dash, chose Navy over Kent State. He'll play at NAPS this fall. Treveon Walker (5-9, 175) is another small but fast slotback from Texas high school in Texarkana, Texas. Walker played two years on the varsity and emerged his senior year. Treveon ran for 1,287 yards and 13 touchdowns for Texas high which won the District 14-4A championship.

James Munson (5-8, 160) from Tottenville high school in Staten Island New York has wanted to be a Midshipmen since Buddy Green recruited his cousin Kenny years ago. The then ten-year old Munson asked Green when he would come back and recruit him. Munson regularly attended the Navy summer camps. He played both receiver and safety. As a senior Munson caught 27 passes for 465 yards and 11 touchdowns, averaging 17.2 yards per catch. He was a two-time Advance All Star and winner of the Al Fabbri Award as Staten Island's outstanding high school football player for the 2013 season. With his size he probably projects to A-back in Navy's scheme.

Bryan Hammond (5-11, 190) is a running back from The Colony high school in Texas. Last season the explosive Hammond rushed for 1,572 yards and 22 touchdowns in eight games before he tore the ACL in his right knee. Hammond ended his high school career the school's career leader with 3,656 rushing yards and 45 touchdowns. Mike Martin (6-0, 190) had a huge senior season at Pine Bush high school in New York. Martin ran for 1,515 yards on 202 carries, a 7.5 average and 21 touchdowns. Martin earned third-team Class AA All-state selection this season. Martin chose Navy over Army, New Hampshire and Marist. He'll start his career at the Naval Academy Prep School. Top Stories