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Recruiting: Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) TE Matt Maietti commits to Army

Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) tight end Matt Maietti has gained ample perspective and insight on his future college destination over the past few months.

Living in nearby New Jersey has benefitted Maietti as he’s taken four trips to West Point since he received an offer from Army in May.

Before the fourth visit this weekend, Maietti was ready to make his commitment to the Black Knights. Maietti called linebackers and recruiting coach John Loose Saturday with his decision and affirmed his choice with Jeff Monken in the coach’s office Sunday.

“Each time I got onto campus, it felt more and more like home,” Maietti said. “And, I felt welcomed by every single coach on the staff and I knew it was the right place for me.”

Maietti, who is 6-foot-4 and 255 pounds, picked Army over offers from Vanderbilt, Jacksonville State and UMass. Maietti’s recruiting visits were not his first time at West Point. His older brother, Michael, who also attended Don Bosco, played a high school game in 2014 at Michie Stadium.

Michael, an offensive lineman who started his college career at Rutgers, played for Missouri against Army in the 2021 Armed Forced Bowl and is currently a center for the UFL’s D.C. Defenders.

Maietti’s next-level journey will begin as important piece of Army’s running game at tight end. Maietti believes he can be a dual factor in the Black Knights rushing and throwing the ball.

“They (the Army coaches) see me at the point of attack mauling defenders off the line of scrimmage and being a threat in the pass game,” Maietti said.

Maietti left West Point with the ultimate feeling after meeting with Monken Sunday.

“He (Monken) was fired up about the commitment and so am I,” Maietti said.

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  1. JT

    June 26, 2024 at 9:50 AM

    Feel sorry for some of these kids being recruited. They play favorites and politics and don’t give many a real chance because of the numbers they bring in. They had their best recruiting class of 2021 graduates and most of them are gone now because of cuts or transferring. They will never have a good team because of turnover, their inability to recognize talent, and ability to develop players. There is very little emphasis on speed work. Been disappointing to learn how they handle things there. They preach Brotherhood when they are recruiting, yet Monken doesn’t care about them. Evident after the LSU game where he blamed it on lack of talent.

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