Daylan Moore felt welcomed from the start of his Army football visit.
Moore met and shook the hand of every coach on staff and recruiting coach Daryl Dixon walked the Calvary Christian (Fla.) defensive back through a day in the life of an Army football player and West Point cadet.
More than two months passed, the bonds with Dixon and head coach Jeff Monken grew. And, Moore discovered a connection with Army tight end and Calvary Christian graduate David Crossan.
“He (Crossan) told me all that Army has to offer and how the brotherhood is the best part of Army,” Moore said.
Moore was ready to make his college decision Sunday (July 9). He called Dixon and became another Florida recruit to join Army’s 2024 class.
“The call for me was exciting,” Moore said. “I knew what Army had to offer with and without football and I knew they were going to set me up for a bright future. So, the feeling was nothing short of thrilling.”
Moore said the most eye-opening thing about his visit was finding out that “the students there are just like regular students.”
“The stereotypes of the cadets behaving like robots is a myth and it truly made me comfortable seeing people behave as comfortable as they did.”
Moore, who has run track and played basketball and baseball, has a deep history of athletes in his family. Moore’s father played football for Truman State and his mother had the opportunity to play college basketball. Moore made 94 tackles, intercepted four passes, forced two fumbles, recovered two fumbles and blocked two kicks as a junior.
The opportunity of serving the country also interests Moore.
“I’m honestly excited about serving,” Moore said. “The Army has incredible benefits that I can’t find at any other place.”
2024 Army commits (42)
S Jermaine Agee, 5-11, 180, Glenville HS, Cleveland, Ohio: Other offers – Temple, Buffalo, Akron, Miami (Ohio), Toledo, Kent State, Ohio, Marshall, UMass. Army official visit – June 22-25
RB-S Marley Alapati, 6-foot, 205, Junipero Serra HS, San Mateo, Calif.: Other offers – UNLV
DB Jaylen Archibald, 6-1, 185, Frisco (Texas) HS: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Kent State
RB Dylan Armentrout, 5-9, 192, Bloom-Carroll HS, Carroll, Ohio: Other offers – Navy, Air Force (first offer)
TE Grayson Baker, 6-7, 242, Wachsett HS, Holden, Mass.: Other offers – Air Force.
DL Ben Britton, 6-3, 275, Oceanside Collegiate Academy, Mount Pleasant, S.C.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Liberty, James Madison, East Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Toledo, Old Dominion
DE-LB Will Brockmeier, 6-4, 215, Gulf Coast HS, Naples, Fla.: First offer – Army
OL Kyler Brunan, 6-4, 270, Traverse City (Mich.) West HS: Other offers – Central Michigan
OL Everett Champlin, 6-4, 285, The Woodlands (Texas) HS: Other offers – Air Force, Texas State. Army visit – Spring game. Home visit – Drew Thatcher
DL Noah Daniels, 6-4, 240, Winter Park (Fla.) HS: Other offers – Navy, Tulane, Florida Atlantic, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Arkansas State
QB Mikal Davis, 6-foot, 200, Imhotep Charter HS, Philadelphia, Pa.: First offer – Army
WR Anthony Diaz, 5-10, 170, East HS, Rochester, N.Y.: Other offers – Buffalo. Army visit – April 15.
OL Owen Draves, 6-5, 255, Mount Dora (Fla.) Christian Academy: Other offers – Air Force
TE Abram Edwards, 6-5, 212, Winfield-Mount Union HS, Winfield, Iowa
TE-DE Jake Furtney, 6-5, 245, St. Charles (Ill.) North HS: Other offers – Air Force, Northern Illinois, Akron, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Ohio
TE Bryce Jaworski, 6-4, 245, Wausau (Wisc.) West HS: Other offers – Air Force, Ohio
K-P Dawson Jones, Marvin Ridge HS, Waxhaw, N.C.
RB Jack Kayser, 5-8, 175, Westlake HS, Austin Texas: 2022 stats – 1,555 rushing yards, 27 TDs. First offer – Air Force. Other offers – Navy
TE Jack Kelly, 6-4, 240, North Oconee HS, Bogart, Ga.: Other offers – Navy, Georgia State, Liberty, Florida Atlantic, UAB, Buffalo
QB Luke Knight, 5-10, 180, Wiregrass Ranch HS, Merritt Island, Fla.: Other offers – Navy, Toledo
WR Cooper Leonard, 6-3, 180, Fossil Ridge HS, Keller, Texas: First offer – Army. Second offer – Air Force
WR Matthias Lighten, 6-1, 180, Moore Catholic HS, Staten Island, N.Y.: Other offers – Toledo, Buffalo, Temple, Bowling Green, UMass. Plainfield, N.J. resident.
TE Jeffson Locke, 6-4, 235, Dalton (Ga.) HS: Other offers – Navy, Air Force. Army visit – April 1.
OL Josh Manecke, 6-7, 270, Downers Grove (Ill.) South HS: Other offers – Air Force, Ball State, Eastern Michigan
QB Harrison Mass, 5-11, 165, Cypress Springs HS, Cypress, Texas: First offer – Air Force. Second offer – Navy. Third offer – Army.
OL-DL Greg Meidl, 6-4, 250, Mankato (Minn.) West HS
LB Nick McGlynn, 6-1, 215, St. Joseph’s Prep, Philadelphia, Pa.: First offer – Army. Other offers – Navy
WR Josh Milhollin, 5-11, 165, Fellowship Christian School, Roswell, Ga.: Other offers – Navy, Georgia Southern
DB Daylan Moore, 5-10, 175, Calvary Christian HS, Clearwater, Fla.: Other offers – Charlotte
RB Trey Morris, 5-11, 195, Cypress Falls HS, Houston, Texas: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Utah State, Louisiana-Monroe
WR Nolan Munroe, 6-3, 180, Bishop Moore HS, Orlando, Fla.: First offer – Army. Second offer – Nav\y. Other offers – Air Force. Class of 2024 wide receiver MVP at Army camp in June.
DB Daniel Ogordi, 6-foot, 1901, Atholton HS, Columbia, Md.
WR Brian Ray, 6-1, 200, Folsom (Calif.) HS: Army visit – June 9
LB Amir Robinson, 6-foot, 195, BEST Academy HS, Atlanta, Ga.: Other offers – Appalachian State, Akron, Liberty, Eastern Michigan
WR Justin Ruffin, 5-9, 160, Christian Academy, Louisville, Ky.: Other offers – Air Force, Louisville, South Florida, Appalachian State, James Madison
OL Tim Savchuk, 6-4, 280, Oswego (Ill.) East HS: Other offers – Ball State
OL-DL Zach Tomosovich, 6-5, 320, Penn-Trafford HS, Harrison City, Pa.: Other offers – Temple, James Madison, Toledo, Miami (Ohio), Akron, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, UMass
QB Nehemiah Vann, 6-foot, 190, Seven Rivers Christian School, Lecanto, Fla.: Former Florida preferred, walk-on commit. Will play post-grad season at Fork Union Military Academy. Threw 60 touchdowns with only five interceptions his junior and senior seasons at Seven Rivers.
TE Ryan Vanscoy, 6-4, 230, American Heritage HS, Delray Beach, Fla.: Other offers – Navy
LB Elijah Walton, 6-1, 200, Harlan HS, San Antonio, Texas: First offer – Army.
LB Jackson Weingart, 6-1, 210, Cathedral HS, Indianapolis, Ind.
LB Jonathon Williams, 6-foot, 225, Mohave HS, Bullhead City, Ariz.: Other offers – Air Force, UNLV
Offered by Navy: 14
Offered by Air Force: 15
Offered by Navy and Air Force: 8
State breakdown (19 states) – Florida (8), Texas (7), Georgia (4), Illinois (3), Pennsylvania (3), California (2), New York (2), Ohio (2), Arizona (1), Indiana (1), Iowa (1), Kentucky (1), Maryland (1), Massachusetts (1), Michigan (1), Minnesota (1), North Carolina (1), South Carolina (1), Wisconsin (1)