January 4, 2011

Black Knights pick up another commitment

As tough as it may be to grasp, there will be Army football even after the players like McNary, Anderson, Travis, Mealy, Gann, Peterson and so many others get closer to 2011 graduation. What can be said about those 26 seniors is that they laid a solid football foundation and now Ellerson, along with his staff continue to build on that foundation.

Hard hitting safety Alex Meier is one of those cinder blocks that will make up a very impressive Black Knights 2011 recruiting class, which includes a ton of talent coming up from the USMAPS.

Meier, who reins from Anoka (MN) Anoka High School, is a quality acquisition for the program and is excited about his decision to wear the black & gold of Army. I was offered back in November and pretty much committed on the spot," shared Meier, who will be making his official visit to the West Point campus the weekend of January 14th.

"West Point is a great academic program and I feel like it will give me a great opportunity in the future. I feel the football program has returned and the recruiting classes are going to be good and we will be back on the map."

The 6-foot-2, 200 played safety at Anoka will come into the Army football program having missed the majority of his senior football season. However, his absence on the gridiron was not injury related, but the separation from his team was due in part to an internal "moment" with his coach.

"I played 1 games at Anoka High School, but I had a disagreement with the coach regarding something that happen during one of the games and that was the end of my senior year," says Meier as he reflects on that moment that temporarily changed his life.

"I was previously committed to North Dakota State, but they pulled the scholarship. The Army staff called my coach and after that in depth conversation, they feel that I am great prospect for them and fit into the program well. Plus I was also able to discuss the situation over with the staff."

Meier, who is being recruiting by coach Joe Ross has passed the preliminary character test with the Black Knights' staff and safety prospect who will be a direct admit is a welcome addition to this year's recruiting class.

He is being recruited at Army as a strong safety or Rover.

"I'm really aggressive and known to have big hits," Meier says as he provides a self assessment of his style of play. "I really know the game of football really well and when I did play my junior year along with the game and a half my senior year I pretty much called the entire defense."

GoBlackKnights.com congratulates Meier on his decision to become an Army Black Knight.

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