October 12, 2009

3-Star prospect impressed with visit to Army

Army was scheduled to play host to two top tier (3-star) official visitors this past weekend, along with an unofficial visit from A.J. McGovern who is already committed to the Black Knights. However, one of the scheduled visitors missed his plane and was unable to attend, but read ahead as one prospect breaks down his trip with GoBlackKnights.com.

For Army commit A.J. McGovern, his unofficial visit to the West Point campus this weekend was his second such visit of the Black Knights' 2009 season.

For the 6-foot-2, 282 pound offensive lineman, Saturday's venue was a confirmation of his commitment to the Black Knights. "That was an awesome game up there, I loved it," shared McGovern, who arrived at 10:30am and got on the field at 10:45am for pregame warm-ups, as well as having a chance to meet General Petreus. "I took some pictures with him, shook his hand and my heart was racing … man I was so excited."

The whole second half I did not sit down … I was just standing the whole time, it was awesome.

- Army commit, OL A.J. McGovern

So did McGovern enjoy the game? "During the game, I thought Army was dominating the whole game," stated the prospect out of Plymouth (PA) Wyoming Valley High School. "I loved the overtime … thought that was great. The whole second half I did not sit down … I was just standing the whole time, it was awesome."

3-Star Defensive End - Maxx Forde

One prospect who was looking forward to making his way East for his official visit to Army was 3-star defensive end, Maxx Forde from Woodinville (WA) Woodinville High School. Unfortunately, the talented prospect missed his flight due to a Friday afternoon game, and was unable to attend.

"The flight was right after my game and I missed it, shared a disappointed Forde. "The last flight out of Seattle was at 10:30 and our game ended up at about 9:20 and we rushed straight to the airport. I didn't even get all my football stuff off. I called the coaches when I got to the airport and told them I could not get on the plane. I saw the highlights and everything … I was following how the did against Vanderbilt.

Forde indicated that he will be speaking with the Army coaches this week to reschedule his official visit.

3-Star Running Back - Keith McBride

This season started off slowly for running back Keith McBride, who missed the first few games of the season with a slight shoulder injury.
But the 3-star has made his way back on the field, as well as the recruiting trail, as he took an official visit this weekend to Army.

The 6-foot-0, 210 pound running back out of Memphis (Tenn.) Memphis University School continues to be a top recruiting priority for the Army coaching staff.

In addition to football, the Tennessee native was equally as competitive in track where he won the state championship in the 200M (21.2) and 3rd in the 100M (10.82).

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