Episcopal Academy (Pa.) wide receiver Neo Vossschulte ended his text interview with a final thought.
Vosschulte committed to Army Monday afternoon, calling his recruiting coach John Loose, then position coach Keith Gaither and finally head coach Jeff Monken.
“I just look forward to beating Navy,” Vossschulte wrote Tuesday afternoon.
Earlier this month, Vossschulte took his first visit to West Point and, “loved that ‘Beat Navy’ was everywhere on campus.” The visit impressed the 6-foot-4, 190-pound receiver. He wasn’t expecting Army’s facilities to be equal of those at Power Five schools. Vossschulte linked up with Army senior quarterback Christian Anderson and and junior wide receiver and fellow Pennsylvanian Ryan Jackovic during his visit and felt a comfort around the coaches, players and academy.
“I really just didn’t see a school that was better than West Point,” Vossschulte said. “There are not many schools that set you up on both the academic side and athletic side of things.”
Once Vossschulte posted photos from his Army visit on social media, other schools started to reach out in recruiting. James Madison and Elon contacted him as well as Villanova, Harvard and Yale.
“The feeling of committing was a weird one,” Vossschulte said. “All of this hard work you do as an athlete marketing yourself and trying to get in the eyes of coaches just strangely stops. Your purpose shifts and a new chapter begins. And, that was a crazy feeling.”
When Vossschulte’s “new chapter” begins, he’ll be part of an offensive scheme that ran the ball on 716 of its 792 plays in 2020. Vossschulte has positive outlook of a wide receiver’s role in Army’s offense.
“I think playing on Army’s offense will be great,” Vossschulte said. “Everyone always talks about how they don’t throw the ball. But when they do throw the ball, it’s usually down the field and something the receiver can go up and compete for.
“If I were to go to a school like Penn state and be the fourth or fifth guy opposed to Army possibly getting the opportunity to be a top-tier guy, I’m getting similar amount of receptions.”
Blessed Trinity (Ga.) offensive lineman Ryan Scott also announced his commitment to the Black Knights Tuesday afternoon. Scott visited Army over the weekend.
2022 Army football commits (10)
K Anderson Britton, 5-10, 155, Heritage HS, Ringgold, Ga.
DE Chase Fambro, 6-3, 240, Spalding HS, Griffin, Ga.: Other offers – Coastal Carolina, Hawaii
DT Bridger Knee, 6-2, 250, Baylor School, Chattanooga, Tenn.: Other offers – Ball State, Utah State
S Jamir Reyes, 6-1, 180, Imhotep Charter, Philadelphia, Pa.
QB Glenn Rice, 5-11, 180, Lancaster (Texas) HS: Other offers – Air Force.
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
TE Toby Thompson, 6-4, 240, Cherokee HS, Canton, Ga.: Other offers – Air Force
WR Neo Vossschulte, 6-4, 190, Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, Pa.
TE Cooper Wilkinson, 6-3, 235, New Smyrna Beach (Fla.) HS: Committed during visit on June 6.
Commits by state: Georgia (4), Pennsylvania (2), California (1), Florida (1), Tennessee (1), Texas (1)