Lincoln Dunn and Nathan Adejokun’s Army commitments were a week apart.
But, both Melissa (Texas) teammates knew Army was the place that they wanted to call their new home before their recruiting visits were over.
Dunn, a slot receiver, knew all about West Point’s education and the value of graduating from the academy before his visit on the weekend of Jan. 14. He discovered a “family” atmosphere among players and coaches while at West Point. Dunn gave his verbal commitment to Army coach Jeff Monken on the Sunday of the visit.
“I came to the decision ultimately because of all of the benefits going to West Point provides and how prestigious a West Point degree is,” said Dunn, who had 67 catches for. “I had to look at it as bigger than a football decision. But, on the football side, playing in the AAC will be awesome and I feel like I can be utilized in the offense early.”
Army will be playing UTSA, Rice and North Texas as it embarks on its first season in the American Athletic Conference this fall. Dunn and Adejokun aren’t the first Army commits from Melissa. Zach Williams, a 2014 West Point graduate and former top special teams player, is a Melissa alum.
Dunn and Adejokun bring speed to Army’s 2024 recruiting class. They ran on Melissa’s 400 state-medal relay team as sophomores. Adejokun announced his Army commitment Sunday (January 21) after a visit.
“I’m hyped that he decided to commit,” Dunn said.
Dunn has talents outside on football. He still runs track. Dunn is an avid guitar player. His favorite songs to play are “Hotel California” and “Simple Man.”