November 15, 2010

GBK: Recruiting Update

For the second straight weekend, Westerville Central High School
safety Miles Fisher, who remains as a quality target for the Black Knights was on hand to take a personal glimpse at Army.

Last Saturday he made his way to Michie Stadium to check the Army-Air Force game and this weekend he made the 1 drive from Westerville (Ohio) as the Black Knights visited Kent State.

"It was a good game and they started to blow them (Kent State)," the Ohio native of Army's 42-26 win on Saturday.

"I called Coach Smeland and told him I was on my way. He told me he would like to catch up with me after the game, but I told him that I might not be there after the game.

My father and I left at the beginning of the 4th quarter because we had to get back to Columbus, but we stayed for a substantial amount of time."

The smooth 6-foot-0, 195 pound safety has truly studied the development of the Black Knights' football program, as well as gathering enough first hand knowledge as he compares both Army and Air Force.

"They (Army) are bowl eligible now and a really good team … I feel that I can play for them," Fisher shares.

"I was able to see Air Force play a different opponent (Utah) at their environment, then Army and Air Force play each other and Army play a different opponent (Kent State)."

QB, Sean Quarterman

On the offensive side, quarterback Sean Quarterman, who pulled down his Army offer over the summer has been candid for some time of his level of interest in the Black Knights.

"I spoke to Coach Tucker Waugh last Thursday," says Quarterman, who is out of Lansdowne (Pa.) Monsignor Bonner High School. "He called and it was just keeping in touch conversation."

The 6-foot-0, 200 pound prospect has already taken two unofficial visits to West Point. The first was a visit this summer where he was able toured the facilities and walk away with an Army offer. Then he made his return visit on October 30th as the Black Knights hosted VMI.

"It's a really nice place and I like it up there," he declares. "There is a lot of tradition and history, all in one place. I'm very interested in Army."

By his own account, Quarterman is a pass first quarterback with the ability to run. He indicated that he is looking to make his college decision in February.

Athlete, Jimmy Britton

One prospect that has already made a commitment, albeit soft is 6-foot-2, 210 pound athlete Jimmy Britton.

The Rodgers, Arkansas native who gave his verbal to Navy awhile back has narrowed his choice of schools down to the Black Knights and the Midshipmen.

Britton, who is scheduled to make his official visit to Army on January 21st, is looking forward to the visit east and even the possibility of seeing Army and Navy go head-to-head in their traditional year-end battle.

"I have never been to West Point, but my dad has," shared Britton. "He's a pilot and he just took a visit there and said it was awesome."

"I would love to attend the Army-Navy game, but we can't get out there."

Within the Army defensive schemes, Britton could play the Mike, Rover, Sam or even at safety … with an addition 10-15 pounds, perhaps at the Whip spot.

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