When Caden Brungard was sitting in the Michie Stadium stands with his Western Wayne (Pa.) teammates three years ago, he never thought that one day he’d be playing for Army.
Brungard went from watching the Black Knights play Colgate in 2018 to recently committing to fullbacks coach Mike Viti and Army Saturday.
“I was a big fan before my recruiting started,” Brungard said. “I was excited to finally make it official but this was something I have been wanting to do for a while.”
Brungard’s commitment started to become clearer after a visit to West Point in June. Brungard loved the camaraderie and the tight bond between players and coaches.
“Everyone respects each other and cares for each other on and off the field,” Brungard said. “I fell in love with the place. Ever since then (the visit), I was pretty certain that I wanted to go there. And after some thinking, I felt that West Point is a great fit for me and it is a great honor to have this opportunity.”
Brungard was also offered and recruited by Air Force and UPenn. He didn’t visit Air Force.
“What set Army apart was how they made me feel like family and they treated me like I would be a great addition the team,” Brungard said.
2022 Army football commits (18)
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.
S Caden Brungard, 6-1, 190, Western Wayne HS, Lake Ariel, Pa.: Other offers – Air Force
DL Mason Davis, 6-2, 260, Denton Ryan HS, Denton, Texas: Other offers – Air Force, Hawaii, North Texas
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
QB Sylas Gomez, 6-2, 185, Central Catholic HS, San Antonio, Texas: First offer – Army.
DE Caden Harman, 6-3, 240, Sierra Canyon School, Chatsworth, Calif.
DL Kody Harris, 6-2, 295, Middletown (Del.) HS: Other offers – Navy, Air Force. Visited Army, Navy and Air Force.
OL Kendrick Kirby, 6-3, 270, Calhoun (Ga.) HS: Other offers – Air Force, Memphis, Arkansas State, Marshall.
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 (5), Pennsylvania (3), Texas (3), Florida (2), California (2), Connecticut (1), Delaware (1), New Jersey (1), Tennessee (1)
Commits offered by Navy: 4
Commits offered by Air Force: 7