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Direct or Prep: 2022 Army football class

Hunter Roddy’s workouts haven’t changed much as he prepares for West Point’s R-Day and his freshman season of Army football.

Roddy is still lifting and running sprints up to five times a week. There are a few exceptions to his training.

The Chaparral (Calif.) fullback started jogging more and playing more pickup basketball with friends.

“Basketball gets my cardio up,” Roddy said.

Roddy and Army’s freshman class report for R-Day on June 27.

“It feels great going in directly and I can’t wait for what’s ahead,” Roddy said. “I’m looking forward to the challenges I’m going to face. I love being challenged and I’m obviously looking forward to playing football. The freshman class is definitely excited to be playing football for a program like West Point.”

Servite (Calif.) defensive back Zion Sims has increased his running in preparation for this summer, that will start with freshman boot camp later this month.

“I’ve been running long distance around my neighborhood,” Sims said. “I don’t train long-distance running and I’ve been doing a lot more of it.”

Kickers tend to keep the same routine. Charlie Barnett of Westlake (Texas) said he’s taking “no days off in the weight room or kicking,” which includes early mornings. He’s also running “when I can.”

Here’s a look at where Army’s 2022 recruiting class is headed (Please DM @salinterdonato on Twitter if you are not listed under Army or Army Prep):

Army
RB Donovan Baker, 5-10, 190, Woodberry Forest (Va.) HS: Other offers – Navy.
K Charlie Barnett, 6-2, 185, Westlake HS, Austin, Texas: First offer – Army
OL Ned Brady, 6-4, 245, New Canaan (Conn.) HS: Other offers – Navy, Boston College, Rutgers, Syracuse, Buffalo
K Anderson Britton, 5-10, 155, Heritage HS, Ringgold, Ga.
TE Troy Collard, 6-3, 230, Cumberland Valley HS, Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Former Air Force commit. Other offers – Navy, Air Force
QB Bryce Davis, 5-11, 175, Vidalia (Ga.) HS: First offer – Army.
DL Mason Davis, 6-2, 260, Denton Ryan HS, Denton, Texas: Other offers – Air Force, Hawaii, North Texas. Helped Denton Ryan to Texas state 5A championship
WR Michael Davis, 6-1, 205, Denton Ryan HS, Denton, Texas: First offer – Army.
DE Caden Harman, 6-3, 240, Sierra Canyon School, Chatsworth, Calif.
TE Patrick Hester, 6-6, 235, Northview HS, Johns Creek, Ga.
DE Joey Knight, 6-3, 230, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Conn.: Played 2021 spring season at Wellesley (Mass.) before transferring to Choate Rosemary Hall
DE Jack Latore, 6-5, 245, Middletown (N.J.) South HS: Other offers – Tulane, Temple
OL James Maloney, 6-7, 260, Taft School, Watertown, Conn.: Other offers – UMass. Massachusetts resident.
S Collin Matteson, 6-foot, 175, Oklahoma Christian School, Edmond, Okla.
OL Luke McCurdy, 6-3, 267, Park City (Utah) HS: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Nevada
LS Jack Pirinelli, 6-1, 240, Blessed Trinity HS, Roswell, Ga.: First offer – Army
FB Hunter Roddy, 6-foot, 220, Chaparral HS, Murrieta, Calif.: Other offers – Navy
OL Ryan Scott, 6-3, 250, Blessed Trinity HS, Roswell, Ga.: First offer – Army
DB Zion Sims, 6-foot, 180, Servite HS, Anaheim, Calif.
S Nick Smith, 6-2, 195, Danbury (Conn.) HS: Other offers – Air Force
LB Andon Thomas, 6-1, 200, Liberty Hill (Texas) HS: First offer – Army. Other offers – Air Force.
RB Dakoda Wagner, 6-1, 210, Flagler Palm Coast (Fla.) HS

Army Prep
DE Amir Ali, 6-2, 235, Holy Cross HS, San Antonio, Texas: First offer – Army
WR Tay Andrews, 6-3, 190, Lockhart (Texas) HS: Other offers – Oklahoma State (preferred walk-on)
OL Henry Appleton, 6-3, 275, Denton Ryan HS, Denton, Texas: Other offers – Air Force. Helped Denton Ryan to Texas 5A state title as junior.
CB Josh Baskerville, 6-1, 170, Don Bosco Prep, West Point, N.Y.: Baskerville’s father, John is 1990 West Point graduate and the Deputy Head of the Department of Foreign Languages at the academy.
SB-WR Lloyd “Tre” Benson, 5-10, 185, Catholic HS, Baton Rogue, La.
DE Jack Bousum, 6-5, 225, St. Mary’s HS, Annapolis, Md.: First offer – Navy
DE/LB C.J. Bowens, 6-4, 210, The Benjamin School, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.: Other offers – Navy. Senior stats – 58 tackles, 11 sacks.
OL CJ Brooks, 6-1, 277, Warner Robins (Ga.) HS: First offer – Army
TE Maurice Brown, 6-4, 215, CH Flowers HS, Springdale, Md.: Other offers – Navy
S Caden Brungard, 6-1, 190, Western Wayne HS, Lake Ariel, Pa.: Other offers – Air Force
QB Chris Calhoun, 6-2. 190, Sandalwood HS, Jacksonville, Fla.: Other offers – Navy, UConn. Flipped his commitment from Navy to Army. Former UConn commit.
RB David Clerk, 5-9, 160, Centennial HS, Burleson, Texas
S Christian Davis, 5-11, 185, American Christian Academy, Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Other offers – Southern Mississippi
OL Sam Dec, 6-4, 250, Nease HS, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Marshall, Appalachian State, Florida International, Georgia Southern, UConn, Western Kentucky, Georgia State, Colorado State, Troy, UMass.
CB RJ DeMadet, 5-9, 160, Memorial HS, Frisco, Texas: Other offers – Navy, Air Force
DE-TE David Dunston, 6-3, 230, William Penn HS, New Castle, Del.
RB Kam Edge, 5-10, 170, Benedictine Military School, Savannah, Ga.: Caught 53 passes for 730 yards and 6 touchdowns, threw 57-yard touchdown pass to help Benedictine to state title.
DT Dylan Faniel, 6-2, 260, Benedictine Prep, Richmond, Va.: Other offers – Navy.
OL Paolo Gennarelli, 6-3, 280, St. Charles North (Ill.) HS: Other offers – Wyoming
S Esteban Guillory, 6-1, 195, Cornerstone Christian HS, San Antonio, Texas: First offer – Army. Other offers – Navy.
DL Kody Harris, 6-2, 295, Middletown (Del.) HS: Other offers – Navy, Air Force. Visited Army, Navy and Air Force.
OT Elijah Haughawout, 6-4, 265, Lambert HS, Suwanee, Ga.: Other offers – Navy
QB Cale Hellums, 5-11, 185, Tomball (Texas) HS: First offer – Army.
DL Marc Hernandez, 6-4, 315, Bell HS, Hurst, Texas: Other offers – Air Force
DE Nate Holt, 6-6, 240, Unionville (Pa.) HS
RB Samari Howard, 5-8, 175, Temple (Texas) HS: Other offers – Air Force. Former Air Force commit. Scored 57 career touchdowns.
OL Kendrick Kirby, 6-3, 270, Calhoun (Ga.) HS: Other offers – Air Force, Memphis, Arkansas State, Marshall.
DT Bridger Knee, 6-2, 250, Baylor School, Chattanooga, Tenn.: Other offers – Ball State, Utah State
OL Tyler Lee, 6-2, 285, Tomball (Texas) HS: Other offers – Air Force, Tulsa, Marshall, Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas State
WR Jaden Leonard, 6-foot, 170, Stony Point HS, Round Rock, Texas
LB Tano Letuli, 6-1, 215, Cathedral Catholic HS, San Diego, Calif.: Other offers – Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico
LB Kaden McMahan, 6-4, 205, Liberty Hill (Texas) HS: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, New Mexico
WR Elo Modozie, 6-3, 195, Bartram Trail HS, Jacksonville, Fla.
OL Nick Moore, 6-4, 275, Northwest HS, Cincinnati, Ohio: Other offers – Navy, Marshall
LB Major Newman, 6-3, 190, Alcoa (Tenn.) HS: Helped Alcoa to seven straight Tennessee state title, making eight tackles and blocking a punt.
RB-LB Baylor Newsom, 6-3, 220, Bishop Kenny HS, Jacksonville, Fla.: Other offers – Navy
CB Stephen Nnadozie, 6-foot, 170, Fossil Ridge HS, Keller, Texas: Former Air Force commit. Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Kansas
DB Ryan Nolan, 5-10, 170, Gainesville (Fla.) HS: Other offers – Navy
WR Ethan O’Brien, 6-2, 185, Daniel Hand HS, Madison, Conn.: First offer – Army
WR Tobi Olawole, 6-1, 185, Buford (Ga.) HS: Former Furman commit.
OL Lane Parks, 6-5, 275, Yukon (Okla.) HS: Other offers – Air Force, New Mexico, Texas State. Ranked No. 29 in The Oklahoman’s Super 30 for 2021 season.
DE-LB Donovan Poe, 6-2, 230, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly HS
WR Kavon Pointer, 6-3, 185, Jonesboro (Ark.) HS: First offer – Army. Other offers – Arkansas State
LB Steven Powers, 6-foot, 200, Franklin HS, El Paso, Texas: First offer – Army. Second offer – Navy.
TE Seth Reece, 6-4, 215, Fannin County HS, Blue Ridge, Ga.: Other offers – Air Force
FB Jake Rendina, 6-foot, 238, Glacier HS, Kalispell, Wyoming: Other offers – Navy, Air Force
S Jamir Reyes, 6-foot, 175, Imhotep Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.
QB Larry Robinson, 6-foot, 175, Saline (Mich.) HS: Ranked the 81st best quarterback in 2022 class and top QB in Michigan by 247 Sports. Other offers – Navy, Central Michigan.
LB Holden Sapp, 6-2, 215, Benedictine Military School, Savannah, Ga.: Other offers – Middle Tennessee State. First-team all-state as a senior, leading Benedictine to state title with 123 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 5 interceptions and 4 sacks. 2020 Region III Class AAAA defensive player of year with 102 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and 12 sacks.
DB Cosey Scarebrook, 6-2, 190, Bob Jones HS, Madison, Ala.
RB Corey Singleton, 5-11, 205, Catholic HS, Baton Rogue, La.: First offer – Army. Other offers – Navy, Air Force
DT Brady Small, 6-3, 285, St. Augustine Prep, Richland, N.J.: Other offers – Navy, Kent State
CB Joseph Stephens, 5-11, 175, Fleming Island (Fla.) HS: First offer – Army
DE-LB Dillon Stowers, 6-4, 235, Liberty Christian Academy, Lynchburg, Va.: Other offers – Navy
TE Toby Thompson, 6-4, 240, Cherokee HS, Canton, Ga.: Other offers – Air Force
OL-DL Joe Traylor, 6-2, 260, Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, McDonough, Ga.
RB Kanye Udoh, 6-foot, 205, Other offers – Rutgers, Nebraska, Syracuse, West Virginia, Boston College, Maryland, Temple, Buffalo, UConn, UMass. Rushed for 1,498 yards and 16 touchdowns senior year.
K David Vaughn, 5-11, 160, Coffee HS, Douglas, Ga.
WR Neo Vossschulte, 6-4, 190, Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, Pa.
P James Wagenseller, 6-3, 191, Poway (Calif.) HS
LS Owen Walter, 6-2, 200, Prospect HS, Mount Prospect, Ill.
RB Isaiah West, 6-1, 204, Georgetown Prep, North Bethesda, Md.: Other offers – Navy
RB Trent White, 5-11, 220, Monterey HS, Lubbock, Texas: First offer – Army. Other offers – Navy.
LB Christian Yousefzadeh, 6-4, 225, Creekside HS, St. John’s, Fla.: Other offers – Georgia Tech
OL Jonah Zimmerman, 6-3, 290, Oceanside (Calif.) HS

Not confirmed
RB-WR Jamil Anderson, 5-11, 185, Life Christian Academy, South Chesterfield, Va.: Other offers – Navy, Liberty, Old Dominion
RB Omari Embree, 5-8, 170, Warren Woods Tower HS, Detroit, Mich.: Other offers – Central Michigan. Ranked 58th best player in Michigan by 247 Sports
QB Ja’Mar Jessie, 6-1, 195, Navasota (Texas) HS: First FBS offer – Army
DB Garrett McGriff, 6-1, 180, Jesuit HS, Carmichael, Calif.: Other offers – Air Force, Tulane
QB Tre Smith, 5-11, 171, Red River HS, Coushatta, La.: Other offers – Navy. Former Navy commit. Announced flipped commitment on Signing Day.
C Maicah Talavou, 6-2, 280, St. John Bosco HS, Bellflower, Calif.: First offer – Navy
WR Kurt Thompson, 6-4, 180, Archbishop Moeller HS, Cincinnati, Ohio:

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