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Recruiting: Minnesota TE Kenyatta Brannon inspired by Army win, commits

The impact of Army’s shutout win over Navy was felt on the recruiting front Monday.

Chanhassen (Minn.) tight end Kenyatta Brannon announced his commitment to the Black Knights.

Brannon said he made his decision after viewing Army’s 15-0 victory Saturday.

“After watching, the Army-Navy game and watching the brotherhood and passion they played with, I knew I had to be a part of it.”

Brannon said his favorite moment of the game was Army’s goal-line stand in the third quarter.

Army started recruiting the 6-foot-4, 260-pound Brannon in March. Brannon couldn’t visit West Point due to the coronavirus but he said Army’s staff, “did a great job giving me virtual visits and meetings to really get a feel for their program.”

Brannon knew of West Point through Chanhassen graduates that have attended the academy. He had a strong desire to serve because of his family history.

“My grandpa served in the Army so it always had a place in my heart,” Brannon said.

When describing the type of player Army is getting in himself, Brannon said, “definitely a physical, positive guy that will fight every down.”

Brannon chose Army over Air Force, South Dakota State, University of South Dakota and St. Thomas.

When asked about his decision of Army over Air Force, the Black Knights’ opponent Saturday, Brannon said, “Army felt like a better fit.”

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  1. Joe DeAntona

    December 15, 2020 at 8:55 PM

    Welcome to the Long Gray Line Brannon.

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