Today is Reception Day at the United States Military Academy and 1,100+ New Cadets will begin a six-week basic training or as they call it there, “Beast”. R-Day is a big day for Army football fans as the recruiting class is officially announced. Due to Academy policy, they can’t announce it on National Signing Day like most schools do.
This year the class has some interesting prospects in it; this class has some of the biggest WR’s Army has seen, as Dan Head points out on Twitter:
“THIS HAS GOT TO BE ONE OF THE TALLEST WR CLASSES EVER. 5 X WR, ALL 6’1” OR BETTER WITH 3 AT 6’4”!”
This class has the potential to be extremely special; QB Tyhier Tyler has been called the “QB of the future” by multiple Army media outlets, QB Jabari Lewis won offensive player of the year in Maryland. These are just two examples but this class is full of guys who received similar honors in high school.
Here is the Army football class of 2022:
*-direct admit(39 Players), #-Played at USMAPS in 2017(40 Players)
*DB Kwantay Anderson, 6-foot, 160, Green Run HS, Virginia Beach, Va.
*DB Jonathan Andrews, 6-foot, 185, Dutchtown HS, Hampton, Ga.
*QB Matt Armstrong, 6-1, 195, Oak Hill HS, Gainesville, Fla.
*OL Sam Backenstoe, 6-3, 263, Davidson HS, Hillard, Ohio
*FB Cade Barnard, 6-2, 225, Seminole (Texas) HS
#OL Aaron Baudoux, Pendleton Heights HS, Anderson, Ind.
*TE Bryton Belvin, 6-7, 230, Lake Highland Prep, Orlando, Fla.
*LB Hayden Bollinger, 6-1, 209, Lafayette HS, Wildwood, Mo.
*DE Kwabena Bonsu, 6-4, 255, South Cobb HS, Austell, Ga.
*DE Hunter Brabham, 6-3, 235, Hughes Springs (Texas) HS
#RB Kaelin Byrd, 5-11, 207, Cambridge HS, Milton, Ga.
#TE Chris Cameron, 6-3, 220, Catholic HS, Baton Rogue, La.
*S Luke Cameron, 6-foot, 207, Kokomo (Ind.) HS
*LB Wilson Catoe, 6-1, 217, Peachtree Ridge HS, Suwanee, Ga.
#DB Cameron Clarke, 6-foot, 165, St. Peter’s Prep, Jersey City, N.J.
*DE Nolan Cockrill, 6-3, 230, Westfield HS, Chantilly, Va.
#DE Eddie Crutchfield, 6-3, 240, Charlotte (N.C.) Latin School
#DB Cedrick Cunningham, 6-foot, 190, North Central HS, Kershaw, S.C.
#QB Clay Czyzynski, 6-foot, 205, New Trier HS, Winnetka, Ill.
*S Zion Davis-Thompson, 6-2, 175, North Stafford HS, Stafford, Va.
#DE Ryan Duran, 6-5, 220, Pine-Richland HS, Gibsonia, Pa.
#WR Sean Eckert, 6-4, 180, Westfield HS, Chantilly, Va.
*LB Morgan Ernst, 6-foot, 195, Webb HS, Knoxville, Tenn.
#RB Ton Evans, 5-8, 175, Northgate HS, Newnan, Ga.
#LB Ray Gonzalez, 6-3, 215, Grafton HS, Yorktown, Va.
#OL Holton Greenfield, 6-3, 255, Vandegrift HS, Austin, Texas
*LB John Bailey “JB” Gullatt, 6-foot, 230, West Monroe (La.) HS
#WR Kevin Hamilton, 6-1. 175, Lee HS, Springfield, Va.
#WR Kraig Hamilton, 6-1, 175, Lee HS, Springfield, Va.
*P Zach Harding, 6-6, 185, Christian HS, O’Fallon, Mo.
*P Will Hetzinger, 6-4, 200, St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Hammond, La.
#OL Kamaron Holloway, 6-3, 255, Duncanville (Texas) HS
#K Brooks Hosea, 6-foot, 175, Blessed Trinity HS, Roswell, Ga.
#RB AJ Howard, 6-foot, 190, Stephens County HS, Toccoa, Ga.
#S Jordan Jackson, 5-11, 180, Park Vista HS, Lake Worth, Fla.
#CB Caleb John, 5-10, 181, St. Frances Academy, Baltimore, Md.
*WR Cameron Johnson, 6-4, 215, Wilson HS, Long Beach, Calif.
#LB Nate Jones, 6-4, 200, Vance HS, Charlotte, N.C.
#LB Jake Killian, 6-2, 200, Grayson HS, Loganville, Ga.
#OL Noah Knapp, 6-foot, 270, Bishop Sullivan HS, Virginia Beach, Va.
*LS Brendan Knoespel, 6-foot, 210, Antonian Prep HS, San Antonio, Texas
*OL Mason Kolinchak, 6-2, 245, Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif.
*OL Nick Kotok, 6-4, 285, Moon Area HS, Moon, Pa.
*OL Drew Kraatz, 6-6, 240, Standish-Sterling HS, Standish, Mich.
*K Miller Kronk, 6-2, 195, London (Ohio) HS
#CB Krys Kyle, 6-1, 191, Memorial HS, Houston, Texas
#RB Tyler Lavine, 5-11, 210, Cedar Park (Texas) HS
#QB Jabari Laws, 5-9, 160, Wise HS, Upper Marlboro, Md.
#DL Dan Lord,6-5, 220, St. Anthony’s HS, Melville, N.Y.
*DE Ryan Matz, 6-3, 235, East Lincoln HS, Denver, N.C.
*CB Michael Mbony, 5-11, 189, Sherwood HS, Sandy Spring, Md.
#DB Julian McDuffie, 5-11, 162, Shiloh HS, Snellville, Ga.
#CB Akyah Miranda, 5-10, 160, Belton-Honea Path HS, Honea Path, S.C.
*DB Malkelm Morrison, 5-10, 185, Iona Prep, New Rochelle, N.Y.
#WR Jalen Moy, 6-4, 200, Lamar HS, Houston, Texas
#TE Scott Murphy, Billerica, 6-3, 241, Billerica (Mass.) HS
*CB Tavores Pearson, Westside HS, Macon, Ga.
*OL Kyle Perry, 6-2, 305, Centennial HS, Burleson, Texas
#FB Markens Pierre, 5-11, 215, Glades Day School, Belle Glade, Fla.
#OL Dean Powell, 6-1, 290, Buford (Ga.)
*DL Hunter Richard, 6-3, 270, Edmond (Okla.) North HS
#14 WR Michael Roberts, 6-4, 205, Vance HS, Charlotte, N.C.
#LB/S Chido Rwakonda, 6-2, 195, Delaware Valley HS, Westfall, Pa.
*OL Harmon Saint Germain, 6-foot-5, 280, Westfield HS, Chantilly, Va.
#K Bailey Schroeder, 6-foot, 175, Valley Christian HS, San Jose, Calif.
#LB Arik Smith, St. John’s HS, Washington, D.C.
*FB Landry Songer, 6-1, 205, Midlothian (Texas) HS:
*LB Paul Stanley, 6-2, 220, Marist School, Atlanta, Ga.
*DE Ke’Shawn Sullivan, 6-4, 227, Zachary (La.) HS
*OL Jack Topping, 6-3, 261, Allen (Texas) HS: First offer – Army
#QB Tyhier Tyler, 5-9, 168, Woodside HS, Newport News, Va.
*LB Duncan Van Kouteren, 6-3, 205, Ponte Vedra (Fla.) HS
*DB Brandon Walters, 6-foot, 170, Bolingbrook (Ill.) HS:
#T Zack Ward, 6-6, 255, Byrd HS, Shreveport, La.
*QB J.C. Watson, 5-11, 178, Basehor-Linwood HS, Basehor, Kansas
#S Mike Williams, 6-3, 180, Watson Chapel HS, Pine Bluff, Ark.
*RB David Woodward, 5-11, 180, Mount Pisgah Christian School, Alpharetta, Ga.
#LB Kemonte Yow, 6-1, 235, DeSoto (Texas) HS
*WR Daniel Zuloaga, 6-5, 202, Community School of Naples, Naples, Fla.