Army’s Commander in Chief’s trophy win over Air Force turned even sweeter before the Black Knights headed back to West Point.
After Josh Modupe finished watching the 23-3 victory, the Fernandina Beach (Fla.) senior called Army coach Jeff Monken as he was going to hop on the plane and committed to the Black Knights.
Modupe said the game’s outcome didn’t factor into his decision but “it was really nice to commit after that win.”
The 6-foot-2, 225-pound linebacker received offers from all three FBS service academies – Navy, Army and Air Force in that order. Army was the only academy that Modupe took a trip to back in July.
“I only visited West Point so I just had a better connection with them,” said Modupe, who has a 4.6 grade-point average. “Throughout the whole process, I was constantly talking to the coach especially coach Monken. They would check in with me daily making sure I was good on my end, which I really appreciated.”
Modupe’s July visit played a major part in his commitment. Modupe totaled 92 tackles, 12 for a loss, three sacks and one forced fumble his senior season.
“I fell in love with the campus and the family feeling that was at West Point,” Modupe said.