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Recruiting: More than football in Maryland DB Dan Ogordi’s Army commitment

Dan Ogordi’s Army commitment went beyond football.

Ogordi would be the first member of his family to chose the military.

Recruited by Ivy League schools Columbia and Penn, Army was Ogordi’s first FBS offer in May. Unsure about the academy, the Atholton (Md.) defensive back decided to visit West Point to find out more on June 9.

Ogordi announced his decision July 4 after officially committing on June 30.

“The visit was definitely what got me there,” Ogordi said. “The opportunities (Army) presented to me after graduating from West Point is something you can’t get from any other school. We play football at a high level. I know if I come here I can make an immediate impact even as a freshman.”

Ogordi is the first Maryland commit of Army’s 2024 class. He could play cornerback or safety for the Black Knights. Ogordi, who runs track and was a wrestler, has NFL aspirations.

“I’m bringing speed, energy and playmaking to the position,” Ogordi said.

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