Jack Kayser envisioned himself as an Army football player through a video game.
Kayser played quarterback for the Black Knights in NCAA ’14 Road to Glory career mode, winning four straight national championships.
Kayser’s video-game dreams became a bit of a reality Friday. The Westlake (Texas) running back committed to Army and coach Jeff Monken on his first visit to West Point.
“Only a select few have the honor of attending West Point,”Kayser said. “The rich history is something only a few get to be a part of. I couldn’t pass up that opportunity.
The Texas district MVP joined the Black Knights’ 2024 class, picking Army over offers from Navy and Air Force.
“Army was just the better fit overall,” Kayser said. “I love their offensive scheme and coach (Drew) Thatcher (Army’s new offensive coordinator). Also, I love the campus and the opportunities West Point brings.”
Kayser called his commitment “a real honor.” His family’s Army ties run deep. Frederick Kayser, his grandfather, was an Army medic in World War II.
He rushed for 1,555 yards (per Max Preps) and 27 touchdowns his junior year out of an offense that looks a lot like Army’s new shotgun offense.
“I love how (Army) spreads the field and are allowing playmakers to make plays in space,” Kayser said.
And, who knows maybe Kayser will be able to play himself in the upcoming NCAA reboot video game.