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Signing Day: California LB Tano Letuli to sign with Army

When Tano Letuli signs his certificate of commitment to Army Wednesday, the Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) linebacker will not only be attaining a lasting goal but also beginning a promise.

Letuli, a three-year starter, plans on putting forth maximum effort and energy to West Point and the Black Knights.

“I’m going to give this school and opportunity everything I have,” said Letuli in a message Tuesday night.

More than 2,800 miles away from his California home, Letuli found a program that will give the linebacker a sense of comfort. He committed to Army during an official visit this past weekend.

“What sealed the deal for me was the family environment,” Letuli said. “I fell in love with the brotherhood and how the players cared and treated each other.

West Point’s professional network following graduation was also an attraction. Letuli held offers from Hawaii, Nevada and New Mexico.

The buliding of a “deep genuine connection” with Army coaches started in the fall of his junior season in 2020 when Letuli made the transition from safety to linebacker. Letuli is looking forward to playing in Army’s system.

“I think I will fit just fine in their defense because of the aggression and passion I play with,” he said.

Letuli is one of the many Army commits that will sign Wednesday.

Fossil Ridge (Texas) cornerback Stephen Nnadozie and Temple (Texas) running back Samari Howard, both former Air Force commits, signed with Army.

Red River (La.) quarterback Tre Smith flipped his commitment from Navy to Army.

Danbury (Conn.) WR-S Nick Smith announced his commitment to the Black Knights. Smith took multiple visits to West Point including an official this past weekend. He was offered and visited Air Force.

Daniel Hand (Conn.) running back Ethan O’Brien signed with Army. O’Brien is being recruited to play wide receiver at West Point.

St. Augustine (N.J.) Prep running back Kanye Udoh also posted his Army commitment. Udoh received offers from Power Five schools Rutgers, Nebraska, Syracuse, West Virginia, Boston College and Maryland early in recruiting. He joins St. Augustine teammate Brady Small as member of Army’s 2022 class.

Jesuit (Calif.) running back-safety Garrett McGriff made it official, signing with Army.

Little Rock (Ark.) Central cornerback DJ Hill-Smith flipped his commitment from Army to Air Force.

Hackensack (N.J.) cornerback and former Army commit signed with Division I-AA Sacred Heart.

We will have updates throughout the day. Here’s Army’s 2022 recruiting class.

2022 Army football commits (90)
DE Amir Ali, 6-2, 235, Holy Cross HS, San Antonio, Texas: First offer – Army
RB-WR Jamil Anderson, 5-11, 185, Life Christian Academy, South Chesterfield, Va.: Other offers – Navy, Liberty, Old Dominion
WR Tay Andrews, 6-3, 190, Lockhart (Texas) HS: Other offers – Oklahoma State (preferred walk-on)
OL Henry Appleton, 6-3, 275, Denton Ryan HS, Denton, Texas: Other offers – Air Force. Helped Denton Ryan to Texas 5A state title as junior.
RB JaRay Austin, 5-9, 160, Owasso (Okla.) HS: Air Force offered Austin after he announced his commitment to Army in late January.
RB Donovan Baker, 5-10, 190, Woodberry Forest (Va.) HS: Other offers – Navy.
K Charlie Barnett, 6-2, 185, Westlake HS, Austin, Texas: First offer – Army
CB Josh Baskerville, 6-1, 170, Don Bosco Prep, West Point, N.Y.: Baskerville’s father, John is 1990 West Point graduate and the Deputy Head of the Department of Foreign Languages at the academy.
DE Jack Bousum, 6-5, 225, St. Mary’s HS, Annapolis, Md.: First offer – Navy
DE/LB C.J. Bowens, 6-4, 210, The Benjamin School, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.: Other offers – Navy. Senior stats – 58 tackles, 11 sacks.
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 CJ Brooks, 6-1, 277, Warner Robins (Ga.) HS: First offer – Army.
TE Maurice Brown, 6-4, 215, CH Flowers HS, Springdale, Md.: Other offers – Navy
S Caden Brungard, 6-1, 190, Western Wayne HS, Lake Ariel, Pa.: Other offers – Air Force
QB Chris Calhoun, 6-2. 190, Sandalwood HS, Jacksonville, Fla.: Other offers – Navy, UConn. Flipped his commitment from Navy to Army. Former UConn commit.
RB David Clerk, 5-9, 160, Centennial HS, Burleson, Texas
QB Bryce Davis, 5-11, 175, Vidalia (Ga.) HS: First offer – Army.
S Christian Davis, 5-11, 185, American Christian Academy, Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Other offers – Southern Mississippi
DL Mason Davis, 6-2, 260, Denton Ryan HS, Denton, Texas: Other offers – Air Force, Hawaii, North Texas. Helped Denton Ryan to Texas state 5A championship
WR Michael Davis, 6-1, 205, Denton Ryan HS, Denton, Texas: First offer – Army.
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.
CB RJ DeMadet, 5-9, 160, Memorial HS, Frisco, Texas: Other offers – Navy, Air Force
DE-TE David Dunston, 6-3, 230, William Penn HS, New Castle, Del.
RB Kam Edge, 5-10, 170, Benedictine Military School, Savannah, Ga.
RB Omari Embree, 5-8, 170, Warren Woods Tower HS, Detroit, Mich.: Other offers – Central Michigan. Ranked 58th best player in Michigan by 247 Sports
DT Dylan Faniel, 6-2, 260, Benedictine Prep, Richmond, Va.: Other offers – Navy.
#OL Paolo Gennarelli, 6-3, 280, St. Charles North (Ill.) HS: Other offers – Wyoming
#S-LB Esteban Guillory, 6-1, 195, Cornerstone Christian HS, San Antonio, Texas: First offer – Army. Other offers – Navy.
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.
OT Elijah Haughawout, 6-4, 265, Lambert HS, Suwanee, Ga.: Other offers – Navy
QB Cale Hellums, 5-11, 185, Tomball (Texas) HS: First offer – Army. Rushed for 1,796 yards junior year.
DL Marc Hernandez, 6-4, 315, Bell HS, Hurst, Texas: Other offers – Air Force
DE Nate Holt, 6-6, 240, Unionville (Pa.) HS
RB Samari Howard, 5-8, 175, Temple (Texas) HS: Other offers – Air Force. Former Air Force commit. Scored 57 career touchdowns.
S Garren Huey, 5-10, 175, Memorial HS, Frisco, Texas: 2021 stats – 78 tackles, 3 INTs
QB Ja’Mar Jessie, 6-1, 195, Navasota (Texas) HS: First FBS offer – Army
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
DE Joey Knight, 6-3, 230, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Conn.: Played 2021 spring season at Wellesley (Mass.) before transferring to Choate Rosemary Hall
DE Jack Latore, 6-5, 245, Middletown (N.J.) South HS: Other offers – Tulane, Temple
OL Tyler Lee, 6-2, 285, Tomball (Texas) HS: Other offers – Air Force, Tulsa, Marshall, Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas State
WR Jaden Leonard, 6-foot, 170, Stony Point HS, Round Rock, Texas
OL James Maloney, 6-7, 260, Taft School, Watertown, Conn.: Other offers – UMass. Massachusetts resident.
S Collin Matteson, 6-foot, 175, Oklahoma Christian School, Edmond, Okla.
OL Luke McCurdy, 6-3, 267, Park City (Utah) HS: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Nevada
DB Garrett McGriff, 6-1, 180, Jesuit HS, Carmichael, Calif.: Other offers – Air Force, Tulane
WR Elo Modozie, 6-3, 195, Bartram Trail HS, Jacksonville, Fla.
OL Nick Moore, 6-4, 275, Northwest HS, Cincinnati, Ohio: Other offers – Navy, Marshall
LB Major Newman, 6-3, 190, Alcoa (Tenn.) HS: Helped Alcoa to seven straight Tennessee state title, making eight tackles and blocking a punt.
RB-LB Baylor Newsom, 6-3, 220, Bishop Kenny HS, Jacksonville, Fla.: Other offers – Navy.
DB Ryan Nolan, 5-10, 170, Gainesville (Fla.) HS: Other offers – Navy
WR Ethan O’Brien, 6-2, 185, Daniel Hand HS, Madison, Conn.: First offer – Army
WR Tobi Olawole, 6-1, 185, Buford (Ga.) HS: Former Furman commit.
*OL Lane Parks, 6-5, 275, Yukon (Okla.) HS: Other offers – Air Force, New Mexico, Texas State. Ranked No. 29 in The Oklahoman’s Super 30 for 2021 season.
LS Jack Pirinelli, 6-1, 240, Blessed Trinity HS, Roswell, Ga.: First offer – Army
DE-LB Donovan Poe, 6-2, 230, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly HS
WR Kavon Pointer, 6-3, 185, Jonesboro (Ark.) HS: First offer – Army. Other offers – Arkansas State
LB Steven Powers, 6-foot, 200, Franklin HS, El Paso, Texas: First offer – Army. Second offer – Navy.
TE Seth Reece, 6-4, 215, Fannin County HS, Blue Ridge, Ga.: Other offers – Air Force
FB Jake Rendina, 6-foot, 238, Glacier HS, Kalispell, Wyoming: Other offers – Navy, Air Force
#S Jamir Reyes, 6-foot, 175, Imhotep Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.
QB Larry Robinson, 6-foot, 175, Saline (Mich.) HS: Ranked the 81st best quarterback in 2022 class and top QB in Michigan by 247 Sports. Other offers – Navy, Central Michigan.
FB Hunter Roddy, 6-foot, 220, Chaparral HS, Murrieta, Calif.: Other offers – Navy
LB Holden Sapp, 6-2, 215, Benedictine Military School, Savannah, Ga.: Other offers – Middle Tennessee State. 2020 Region III Class AAAA defensive player of year with 102 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and 12 sacks.
DB Cosey Scarebrook, 6-2, 190, Bob Jones HS, Madison, Ala.
OL Ryan Scott, 6-3, 250, Blessed Trinity HS, Roswell, Ga.: First offer – Army
DB Zion Sims, 6-foot, 180, Servite HS, Anaheim, Calif.
RB Corey Singleton, 5-11, 205, Catholic HS, Baton Rogue, La.: First offer – Army. Other offers – Navy, Air Force
DT Brady Small, 6-3, 285, St. Augustine Prep, Richland, N.J.: Other offers – Navy, Kent State
S Nick Smith, 6-2, 195, Danbury (Conn.) HS: Other offers – Air Force
QB Tre Smith, 5-11, 171, Red River HS, Coushatta, La.: Other offers – Navy. Former Navy commit. Announced flipped commitment on Signing Day.
CB Joseph Stephens, 5-11, 175, Fleming Island (Fla.) HS: First offer – Army
DE-LB Dillon Stowers, 6-4, 235, Liberty Christian Academy, Lynchburg, Va.: Other offers – Navy
C Maicah Talavou, 6-2, 280, St. John Bosco HS, Bellflower, Calif.: First offer – Navy
LB Andon Thomas, 6-1, 200, Liberty Hill (Texas) HS: First offer – Army. Other offers – Air Force.
TE Toby Thompson, 6-4, 240, Cherokee HS, Canton, Ga.: Other offers – Air Force
OL-DL Joe Traylor, 6-2, 260, Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, McDonough, Ga.
RB Kanye Udoh, 6-foot, 205, Other offers – Rutgers, Nebraska, Syracuse, West Virginia, Boston College, Maryland, Temple, Buffalo, UConn, UMass. Rushed for 1,498 yards and 16 touchdowns senior year.
#K David Vaughn, 5-11, 160, Coffee HS, Douglas, Ga.
DE Maurice Veney, 6-4, 235, Roman Catholic HS, Philadelphia, Pa.
WR Neo Vossschulte, 6-4, 190, Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, Pa.
P James Wagenseller, 6-3, 191, Poway (Calif.) HS
RB Dakoda Wagner, 6-1, 210, Flagler Palm Coast (Fla.) HS
RB Isaiah West, 6-1, 204, Georgetown Prep, North Bethesda, Md.: Other offers – Navy
RB Trent White, 5-11, 220, Monterey HS, Lubbock, Texas: First offer – Army. Other offers – Navy.
TE Cooper Wilkinson, 6-3, 235, New Smyrna Beach (Fla.) HS
LB Christian Yousefzadeh, 6-4, 225, Creekside HS, St. John’s, Fla.: Other offers – Georgia Tech
OL Jonah Zimmerman, 6-3, 290, Oceanside (Calif.) HS

*Will be direct admit

#Will attend Army Prep

Commits by state: Texas (18), Georgia (14), Florida (10), California (8), Pennsylvania (4), Virginia (4), Connecticut (3), Maryland (3), New Jersey (3), Oklahoma (3), Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), Delaware (2), Michigan (2), Tennessee (2), Illinois (1), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (1), New York (1), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (1), Utah (1), Wyoming (1)

Commits offered by Navy: 27

Commits offered by Air Force: 16

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Fearless 6

    February 2, 2022 at 12:33 PM

    Sal, You appear to be missing WR Jamil Anderson ( VA) , WR Seth Reece ( GA) , CB RJ DeMadet (TX), CB Jamir Reyes ( PA) from your list .

    • Fearless 6

      February 2, 2022 at 12:38 PM

      Sorry you do have DeMadet.

  2. TM

    February 2, 2022 at 8:26 PM

    I believe a Vroman de-committed last year. And his only FBS offers are Army & Air Force. The others are PWO.

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