Jaylen Archibald’s versatility caught the attention of all three service academy football coaching staffs.
Archibald, who is 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, could project as cornerback, safety or nickelback at the next level.
Army was steady with recruiting Archibald, a Frisco (Texas) senior, from the time quarterbacks coach Cody Worley offered him in April. Coach Jeff Monken would also call or text Archibald once in a while.
The consistency of Army led to Archibald’s unofficial visit in June.
“I loved the campus and facilities” said the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Archibald, who committed to Army on the Fourth of July. “Coach Worley showed me around and it opened my eyes to the program and the academy as a whole. All of this led to my decision verbally committing there.”
Archibald, who had 60 tackles as a cornerback his junior year, said committing on July 4th “matched up with West Point” and that he chose Army over Navy and Air Force because of “the coaching staff and facilities.”
Kent State also offered Archibald as did FCS programs North Dakota State, Eastern Illinois, Daetmouth, Harvard, Yale, UPenn, Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Holy Cross. Colgate, Furman, Fordham, Abilene Christian and Georgetown.
Archibald is the second member of his 2023 Frisco team to commit to Army. Ish Taylor will report for Army Prep R-Day Monday.
Football is Archibald’s only sport. His interests outside of football include e-commerce and real estate.
“I would like to pursue anything in those fields after my time at Army,” Archibald said.
Archibald also visited Kent State and camped at TCU, Duke and Rice
When Archibald took an unofficial visit to Army in June,