Mason Davis heard about the closeness of Army football’s locker room prior to his official visit, starting Sunday.
The visit took the Denton Ryan (Texas) defensive lineman’s appreciation to the next level.
So much that Davis didn’t leave West Point without giving Army and coach Jeff Monken his verbal commitment Tuesday morning.
“Before we left for the airport, we started talking about commitment and I came right out and said I was ready to commit,” Davis said.
“Meeting the players and people at West Point really influenced my decision. They kept it real with me and answered all my questions, I got to have a lot of fun with them and get a little taste of the brotherhood that I have heard so much about.”
Davis took the official visit with his twin brother Michael, a wide receiver and Army recruit. Potentially playing on the same college team as his brother, factored into his commitment.
“I have a chance to play with my brother which is very big for me so hopefully he decides to commit soon,” Davis said.
Davis, who is being recruited to play defensive end, was leaning toward Hawaii before his West Point visit. Air Force and North Texas also offered Davis. He visited Air Force in June.
“Honestly, Army’s vibe was way better and their facilities were amazing,” Davis said when comparing the two service academy visits. “I especially loved the energy the players had at all times. You just can’t compare it to Air Force.”
2022 Army football commits (17)
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.
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), Texas (3), Florida (2), Pennsylvania (2), California (2), Connecticut (1), Delaware (1), New Jersey (1), Tennessee (1)
Commits offered by Navy: 4
Commits offered by Air Force: 6