Ned Brady remembers watching from the stands as his favorite player Ahmad Bradshaw lead Army to victory at Michie Stadium.
Brady has rooted for Army as long as he can recall, starting in his childhood. He would make the hour trip from his New Canaan, Conn. home to attend at the least one football game a year and also visit West Point every summer.
The 6-foot-4, 245-pound tackle will now be lining up for the Black Knights in the future following his June commitment.
“I have been an Army fan ever since I was little,” Brady said. “This is the only place that I wanted to go when I was younger.
“What always sparked my interest was the military service aspect of West Point. I’ve always had a dream to pursuing special operations in the military. That combined with my love for football has always made Army a great fit.”
Brady chose Army over offers from Navy, Boston College, Rutgers, Syracuse, Buffalo and Dartmouth. He took one official visit when recruiting opened up last month. The visit was to West Point on June 11. While eating dinner that night, Brady committed to offensive line coach Saga Tuitele.
“I remember the first coach that ever came to New Canaan to meet me in person was (Army assistant) coach (John) Loose,” Brady said. “After a while of talking over the phone, I received an offer this time last year.”
Brady said he’s “truly honored” to be able to play for the college football team that he grew up cheering. He’s always loved watching Army’s offense operate and Brady believes he’s a good fit for the scheme.
“Running the ball is definitely a strength of mine,” Brady said. “The style of play emulates toughness and that’s something I have always strived for. Every time, I watch Army games I can’t help but think how fun it must be as an offensive lineman to just keep running the ball.”
2022 Army football commits (13)
OL Ned Brady, 6-4, 245, New Canaan (Conn.) HS: Other offers – Navy, Boston College, Rutgers, Syracuse, Buffalo
K Anderson Britton, 5-10, 155, Heritage HS, Ringgold, Ga.
OL Sam Dec, 6-4, 250, Nease HS, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Marshall, Appalachian State, Florida International, Georgia Southern, UConn, Western Kentucky, Georgia State, Colorado State, Troy, UMass.
DE Chase Fambro, 6-3, 240, Spalding HS, Griffin, Ga.: Other offers – Coastal Carolina, Hawaii
DT Bridger Knee, 6-2, 250, Baylor School, Chattanooga, Tenn.: Other offers – Ball State, Utah State
S Jamir Reyes, 6-1, 180, Imhotep Charter, Philadelphia, Pa.
QB Glenn Rice, 5-11, 180, Lancaster (Texas) HS: Other offers – Air Force.
FB Hunter Roddy, 6-foot, 220, Chaparral HS, Murrieta, Calif.: Other offers – Navy
OL Ryan Scott, 6-3, 250, Blessed Trinity HS, Roswell, Ga.: First offer – Army
TE Toby Thompson, 6-4, 240, Cherokee HS, Canton, Ga.: Other offers – Air Force
WR Neo Vossschulte, 6-4, 190, Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, Pa.
CB Curtis Whiting, 5-11, 181, Hackensack (N.J.) HS
TE Cooper Wilkinson, 6-3, 235, New Smyrna Beach (Fla.) HS: Committed during visit on June 6.
Commits by state: Georgia (4), Florida (2), Pennsylvania (2), California (1), Connecticut (1), New Jersey (1), Tennessee (1), Texas (1)