September 14, 2010

Prospects talk about visit to Army

Several prospects made their way to the West Point campus on Saturday, as Army hosted Hawaii in a very exciting home opener for the Black Knights.

One of the players on hand was Matt Giachinta out of Paramus (NJ) Paramus Catholic, who had taken an unofficial visit to Rutgers just the weekend prior and was joined on Saturday by his parents and two brothers. "I enjoyed it, I like the atmosphere … unfortunately they lost in the end, but I like how the fans got behind the team," says Giachinta, who has been to West Point on more than one occasion.

"We arrived a little early to meet the coaches, they took around the facilities again and we met with Coach Waugh. I talked to the admissions guys to make sure that things were moving along."

So what is Garden State's prospects' level of interest in Army? "Right now I have an interest in Army and like the game time atmosphere when I go see them play …. I've been to a few games before, so I know what it's like being there", shares the 6-foot-1, 205 pounder, who has offers from Penn, Towson and Maine. "And living so close to them (Army), I love that too."

But Giachinta is not so quick to name any favorites, at least in any particular order and still evaluating his options. However, he was quick to point out that this weekend pushed Army as one of top schools.

"Army is at the top my list of schools that I am looking at," he confirms. "I like the way Army plays defense and I could see myself playing in that defense. They said I could play the rover or even running back."

Giachinta has not written off his state university, Rutgers … actually, he is hoping they haven't written him off. "Last week I was at Rutgers and I'm very interested in them," says the safety prospect. "Right now it will come down to my senior tape, which I have to get to them. Once I do that, I will see where I stand with them."

In his first game of the 2010 season, the athletic Giachinta tallied 150 yards in total offense, one touchdown and six tackles, where he played both running back and safety.

Also on hand for Saturday's game was running back Tyler Peterson, who is still hoping for an offer from the Black Knights. The 5-foot-9, 185 pound prospect made the unofficial visit from Moorpark (Calif.) Moorpark High School.

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