October 19, 2010
Prospects looking to schedule official visits to Army
The Black Knights' schedule may say "bye week", but for the Army coaching staff, there is plenty of work to be done.
Sandwiched in between recovering from their loss to Rutgers and preparation for VMI, is a week to get back on the recruiting trail. Now is the time they will be reaching out to prospects that may not have been on the radar initially, but also, coming face to face with some of the prospects that have been Black Knight targets for the past several months.
Then there are some recruits who have a high level of interest in Army and that are looking to start locking down their official visit dates to the prestigious school.
One player who already has family ties to the Army football program is defensive lineman Derrick Luetjen, who just got off the phone from speaking to his older brother Matt, who is a freshman quarterback for the Black Knights. "He just called me yesterday after their game and he has a JV game today," shared Luetjen with GBK on Sunday.
6-foot-3, 270 pounder is already familiar with the surroundings of West Point and indicated that he is going to take an official visit to Army after my season is over.
The Hennessey (Okla.) Hennessey High School prospect has listed Army, Oklahoma State and Louisiana Monroe are his top three, although he is still hoping for an offer from OSU.
At this point, Luetjen is still making sure that his name is out there for college recruiters to take a final look as the recruiting season begins to hit the final lap. "I just got some film and highlight tapes out and we'll see if we get some more interest off of those over the next few weeks," shares Luetjen, who has been keeping an eye on several schools.
"OSU is doing really well and they are 6-0; Army's three losses were really tough ones that could have gone either way and just as good of chance of being undefeated. Louisiana Monroe - They lost some, but to really good teams, but beat the teams they should have beaten."
Like Luetjen, big offensive lineman, Rafe Kiely will be scheduling his official visit to Army after his senior season has concluded.
Army remains atop Kiely's list, but he just received an offer from Wyoming, who round out the Kiely's top two. The 6-foot-3, 300 pound prospect also has his eye on Illinois who he visits almost every other week.
Also looking to schedule his official visit to Army is New Jersey athlete, Matt Giachinta of Paramus (N.J.) Catholic. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound versatile athlete remains high on the Black Knights' list and his interest is reciprocated. "I'm not sure where I'm going to take my other visits, but one for sure will be at Army," he says.
Another Northeast prospect is Andover (N.H.) Proctor Academy's DeVaghn Millington who is familiar with the West Point campus surrounding, as he ventured to a Army practice in August. The 6-foot-1, 205 pound athlete is looking to lock down a date for his official visit, most likely in January. "I am going to the Army-Navy game and then take an official visit to Army afterwards," shares Millington.
"I think I moved up as their number one recruit in the Northeast. They have been really been successful this year. I caught the Rutgers game and they should have won that one."
As always, GoBlackKnights.com will continue to follow the recruiting of the Black Knights' class of 2011.
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