Navy concluded its third 10-win season in the program's history with a dominating victory over Missouri in the Texas Bowl. That success continued in the off season as Ken Niumatalolo's staff assembled what on paper looks to be the most impressive recruiting class in the triple option era. Navy was able to win commitments from a number of highly regarded recruits with scholarship offers from other FBS programs.
Trey Miller, from Mableton, Georgia, saw ninety percent of the snaps at quarterback for the Naval Academy Prep School last year. Miller chose Navy over offers from Air Force, Louisiana Tech, Troy and Louisville among others. Miller is 5-foot-11, 180 pounds and has been timed at 4.5 in the forty yard dash. During Miller's senior year at Whitefield Academy he led his team to its first championship in school history, passing for more than 1,800 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also ran for 600 yards and five touchdowns. For his efforts Trey was named honorable mention all-state quarterback.
Trey is an exciting, natural runner who possesses mobility, the ability to cut on a dime and accelerate. He has excellent body control and usually makes the first man miss. Miller lacks pure breakaway speed but is a very productive running quarterback. His arm strength will not remind anyone of the current Georgia native playing quarterback for Navy but he is a fairly accurate passer. Miller did throw three touchdown passes in NAPS big win over Army prep. Miller did a good job running the option last year at NAPS but like almost all quarterbacks new to this system he needs to be more consistent in reading his pitch keys.
Jarvis Cummings was the backup quarterback at NAPS. However don't sell Cummings short. He was beaten out for starting job but has the talent to contribute in the future. He is very gifted athletically and has the ability to transition to a number of positions. Last year he saw time at slot back, wide receiver and as a kick returner.
Cummings chose Navy over Air Force in 2009. He played quarterback in an option offense at Hempfield High in Lancaster, Pa. Jarvis is 5-11 190 with excellent speed, quickness, mobility and a solid if erratic arm. As a high school senior Cummings rushed for 1,189 yards and passed for another 900. He produced a combined 30 touchdowns his senior year.
Andrew Nerup from Carmel Hawthorne, Illinois also attended the prep school last year. He has a good understanding of the system. Nerup showed the ability to read the defense and make sure the team was in the right play. He is more quick than fast and isn't close to the athletically in talent to Miller or Cummings. Nerup also saw some time at receiver last year.
Nerup had a strong season his senior year in high school as he tossed 11 touchdown passes against only one interception. He did a nice job running the option in high school producing 735 yards rushing on 120 carries (6.1 average) with 13 TDs. Nerup improved his footwork and passing mechanics last year.
Another Naps product who will get a look at quarterback is D.J. Sargenti. Sargenti was listed as an outside linebacker on the 2010 football recruiting class announcement but the staff plans to use him at quarterback initially. Sargenti was recruited as a quarterback but was moved to linebacker at the prep school after he fell behind Miller and Cummings on the depth chart
Sargenti is 6-foot-1, 190 pounds and is a good athlete who runs well. Sargenti played for a mediocre high school team at Ridgefield, New Jersey and was overlooked by many recruiters. As a high school senior D.J. passed for 1,362 yards and eight touchdowns while playing in a spread offense. Sargenti who is Ridgefield's all-time leading rusher also scored 6 touchdowns while rushing for 1160 yards.
There were no direct admits at quarterback in this year's recruiting class. The quarterbacks the coaching staff added will all attend the prep school this fall. Niumatalolo feels the incoming quarterback recruits from USNAPS will have a chance to make an impact on the team in the coming years.
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