Will Brockmeier’s first college football offer proved to be his best offer.
Brockmeier immediately scheduled a visit to West Point after Army offered the Gulf Coast (Fla.) High School defensive end/linebacker in February.
Brockmeier’s Army spring game visit exceeded his expectations Friday. So much that Brockmeier closed his recruiting Tuesday and committed to the Black Knights.
“Once arriving on campus, I was blown away,” said Brockmeier, who is 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds. “The facilities were amazing. The staff and coaches were helpful and informative and the players were friendly, outgoing and willing to talk and answer questions. Of course, the education is top notch and I look forward to experiencing all that West Point has to offer.”
Brockmeier developed an interest in the service academies for the discipline needed to succeed there and the sports rivalries. The Army-Navy football game was appointment television for Brockmeier every year. But, Brockmeier first started about Army as a real possibility when he began talking with Black Knights cornerbacks coach and Florida recruiter Daryl Dixon.
“I never really thought of it (Army) until it came along but once it did, I was all for it,” Brockmeier said.
Brockmeier is the second Florida commit in Army’s 2024 class, which consists of four high school juniors who have declared their intentions to play for the Black Knights. Army is recruiting Brockmeier to play the combination defensive end/linebacker position that Andre Carter has excelled in the past two seasons. Brockmeier had 67 tackles, 10 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries his junior season.
“I feel I’m very athletic and a multi-purpose tool on defense,” Brockmeier said. “I believe I can play any position as long as I put in my time and work.
Brockmeier added about his commitment, “I’m extremely honored and humbled to have this opportunity and I can’t wait to grow and develop into the best version of myself.”