Kody Harris made his college football decision days ago but the Middletown (Del.) defensive lineman wanted the announcement to have more meaning.
The timing was perfect on Fourth of July afternoon as Harris posted on social media, “Committed to America’s team on America’s Day.”
The chance to play high-level football and represent the country never went unnoticed for Harris during the recruiting process.
“It’s a very special thing to have an opportunity such as this and I thought it was only right to make it public on this day,” said Harris, who officially committed to Army Thursday.
Harris received offers from all three Division I-A service academics and visited Army, Navy and Air Force last month. Harris’ decision came down to Army and Howard University, he said. He bonded with Army tight end and recruiting coach Matt Drinkall.
“I felt as if I was at home when I took my (Army) visit,” Harris said. “I just got that feeling that I needed to be there. The campus was absolutely amazing. My relationship with the coaches is great.”
Harris is entering his third season as starter on offense and second on defense for Middletown. He earned second-team, all-state honors as a center and defensive tackle his junior season. Harris’ grandfather served in the Air Force and an uncle and cousin served in the Navy.
2022 Army football commits (15)
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
QB Sylas Gomez, 6-2, 185, Central Catholic HS, San Antonio, Texas: First offer – Army.
DL Kody Harris, 6-2, 295, Middletown (Del.) HS: Other offers – Navy, Air Force
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), Texas (2), California (1), Connecticut (1), Delaware (1), New Jersey (1), Tennessee (1)