Maddax Fayard had made up his mind regarding his college decision.
Fayard was going to commit to Army after the Army-Navy game last Saturday, no matter what.
The Niceville (Fla.) receiver had a feeling the Black Knights were going to win the rivalry game. Fayard’s confidence grow throughout the game. Fayard posted his commitment less than 10 minutes following Army’s 17-11 win. He said the factors that led to his decision were “interest from coaches, the campus and the players.”
“The coaches called me very often,” said Fayard, who was offered by Army over the summer and visited West Point in October. “The campus is historic and the players were very welcoming.”
Fayard brings speed to Army’s 2024 class. He’s run the 100-yard dash in 10.96 seconds and the 40-yard dash in 4.48 seconds. He scored 18 total touchdowns his senior season. Fayard caught 58 passes for 488 yards and six touchdowns and rushed for 390 yards and 12 scores.
Fayard’s commitment reunites him with former high school teammate and Army quarterback commit Harrison Orr. Fayard caught six touchdown passes from Orr at Niceville their junior season. Orr transferred to Fort Walton Beach for his senior season.
“(We’ve talked about playing with each other in college) since we were young,” Fayard said. “Definitely since middle school.”