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Signing Day Eve 2020

Remember the name Issac Hurtado.

As Signing Day closes in, the Black Knights landed the Cypress (Calif.) running back as part of Army’s late West Coast push.

Hurtado, Orange County’s leading rusher in 2019, gained 2,631 yards and scored 37 touchdowns on the ground. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior also caught six touchdown passes. Hurtado was offered early by three Pac-12 schools – Washington State, Oregon State and Colorado – as well as BYU, Colorado State, Nevada and San Jose State.

Army also received recent commitments from St. John Bosco (Calif.) defensive end Matt Jordan and Saguaro (Ariz.) cornerback Cam Nash.

The Black Knights picked up a commitment from Norman (Okla.) wide receiver Andrew Young Sunday during an official visit. Young caught 62 passes for 1,110 yards and 9 touchdowns his senior year. His career numbers as just as impressive – 140 catches, 2,555 yards, 20 TD.

Versatile offensive lineman Davis Wulf of Clinton-Massie, Ohio also joined the 2020 class on an official visit over the weekend.  What set Army apart from other schools for Wulf?

“Not only the football but the top-notch education that you get at West Point,” Wulf said. “The connections that I’ll be able to make through West Point and Army football will help set me up for life better than any other school could.

“Also, the coaching staff had to be the best I’ve ever met.”  

Demopolis (Ala.) cornerback CJ Williams announced his decommitment from the Black Knights Tuesday.

2020 Army commits
OL Matthew Adoghe, 6-4, 315, Peachtree Ridge HS, Suwanee, Ga.
QB Donovan Anthony, 6-1, 192, Washington Wilkes HS, Washington, Ga.: Passed for 1,177 yards and 8 TDs and rushed for 495 yards and 6 TDs as senior
S Hamilton Baker, 6-1, 200, Daphne (Ala.) HS: Other offers: Navy, Air Force, Troy, South Alabama, Central Michigan, Coastal Carolina.
*LB Dominick, Barbuto, 6-2, 225, Lynbrook (N.Y.) HS
*CB CJ Barnes, 5-11, 175, Lake Gibson HS, Lakeland, Fla.: Other offers – Navy, Florida Atlantic, Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan
DE Austin Biggs, 6-4, 230, Wheatmore HS, Trinity, N.C.
*S Malik Birchett, 6-2, 200, Mooresville (N.C.) HS: Other offers – Navy, Colorado State, Liberty
*QB Quincy Bonner, 6-2, 165, Meadowcreek HS, Norcross, Ga.
*RB Jeremiah “Lucky” Brooks, 5-11, 205, Acadiana HS, Lafayette, La.
*WR Logan Burks, 6-6, 195, Carmel (Ind.) HS: First offer – Army
*TE-DE Bryant Burns, 6-3, 228, Ozark (Ark.) HS: Other offers – Appalachian State
LB Brian Burton, 5-11, 210, Midway HS, Waco, Texas: Other offers – Rutgers
*LB Connor Butt, 6-1, 215, Notre Dame Prep, Scottsdale, Ariz.: Other offers – Air Force
*S Adam Cash, 6-foot, 200, Timberview HS, Arlington, Texas: Other offers – Navy, Air Force
K Clay Chase, 5-9, 160, Brownsburg (Ind.) HS: First offer – Army. 13 combined field goals junior and senior season, 61 touchbacks in four-year varsity career.
FB Charlie Cole, 6-2, 225, Daniel Boone HS, Gray, Tenn.: Other offers – Navy, Tulane
LB Kalvyn Crummie, 6-2, 220, Hillcrest HS, Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Other offers – Navy, Troy, South Alabama.
*QB Bryson Daily, Abernathy (Texas) HS: 2019 stats – 2,175 rushing yards, 39 TD, 1,355 passing yards, 18 TD, receiving TD, kickoff return TD, 78 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, INT
WR Seth Daniels, 6-foot, 165, Foundation Academy, Winter Garden, Fla.:  
*RB Jarel Dickson, 6-foot, 215, Peabody HS, Trenton, Tenn.: Other offers – Navy, Miami (Ohio), Western Kentucky
DB Javon Ellis, 6-1, 180, Phillips HS, Chicago, Ill.
*LB Rodney Faulk, 6-3, 230, Gonzaga HS, Washington, D.C.: Other offers – Navy, Central Michigan
*OL Jackson Filipowicz, 6-2, 245, Blessed Trinity HS, Roswell, Ga.: Other offers -Navy, Air Force. Three-year starting center.
*OL Connor Finucane, 6-4, 275, Catholic HS, Baton Rogue, La.: Other offers – California, Kansas, Louisiana-Lafayette
*C Aidan Gaines, 6-1, 285, Rome (Ga.) HS: Two-year starter. Other offers – Navy, Air Force
WR Isaiah Gavan, 6-5, 165, Saint Thomas Aquinas HS, Overland Park, Kansas: 2019 stats – 23 catches, 485 yards, 6 TDs 
*LB Brett Gerena, 6-1, 210, Jesuit HS, Tampa, Fla.: First offer – Army. Other offers – Eastern Michigan. Gerena’s father, Joe, was Army quarterback from 1998-2000.
DL Grayson Gilder, 6-3, 240, Blessed Trinity HS, Roswell, Ga.: Other offers: Tulane, Rice. 2019 stats: 57 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks.
*QB Collin Guggenheim, 5-11, 205, John Curtis Christian HS, River Ridge, La.: Four-year starting quarterback. Father, Rodney, played football for Iowa State. 2019 stats – 1,116 rushing yards, 18 TDs
*FB Kee Hawkins, 5-11, 215, Live Oak HS, Watson, La.: First offer – Army
SB-CB Odahri Hibberts, 5-10, 170, Needham (Mass.) HS
LB Austin Hill, 6-1, 225, Evangelical Christian School, Cordova, Tenn.: Named Mr. Football in Tennessee’s Division II-AA after leading Evangelical Christian to state title.
*OL David Hoyt, 6-6, 280, Tampa (Fla.) Catholic HS: Other offers – Rutgers, Louisville, Buffalo, Western Kentucky, Tulane, Toledo, Ohio, Colorado State, Middle Tennessee State, Southern Mississippi, Liberty
RB-LB Issac Hurtado, 6-4, 220, Cypress (Calif.) HS: Other offers – Washington State, Colorado, Oregon State, BYU, Colorado State, Nevada, San Jose State. Rushed for 2,630 yards and 37 TDs as senior. 
DE Kevin Izquierdo, 6-3, 250, Western HS, Davie, Fla.: 2019 stats – 19.5 tackles for loss.
*LB Ben Jackson, 6-1, 220, West Greene HS, Pa.: Jackson authored WPIAL record-breaking senior season with 3,076 yards and 50 touchdowns but his college future is on the defensive side of the ball
DL Malik James, 6-2, 260, Benedictine Prep, Richmond, Va.: Other offers – Navy
P-K Albert Jang, 6-2, 185, Peachtree Ridge HS, Suwanee, Ga. Other offers – Air Force
SB Bishop Johnson, 5-8, 170, Jefferson HS, Lafayette, Ind.
RB Markel Johnson, Liberty County (Ga.) HS: First offer – Army. 2019 stats – 808 rushing yards, 11 TDs in 9 games
K Tyler Johnson, 5-10, 180, Mount Juliet (Tenn.) HS: 26 touchbacks and field goal long of 45 yards as senior 
WR Brandon Jones, 6-2, 190, Bishop Sullivan HS, Virginia Beach, Va.: Other offers – Navy, Liberty
DE Jalen Jordan, 6-3, 245, Wheeler HS, Marietta, Ga.: Other offers – Akron, Kent State, Charlotte. Former Akron commit
DE-LB Matthew Jordan, 6-3, 245, St. John Bosco HS, Bellflower, Calif.: Other offers – Navy, Wyoming 
CB Devin Lardge, 5-11, 180, Stafford HS, Falmouth, Va.
*WR-CB Cori Lewis, 5-8, 165, Bishop Kelly HS, Tulsa, Okla.: First offer – Army
LB Kyle Lewis, 6-3, 220, Horizon HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.
S Leo Lowin, 6-1, 190, Westlake HS, Austin, Texas: Other offers – Air Force. Chose Army over Harvard
*OL Kaleb Luna, 6-2, 305, Ellison HS, Killeen, Texas: Other offers – Navy, Texas State, Louisiana-Lafayette. Named upperclassman offensive line MVP at 2019 Army prospect camp. Father, Robert, served 17.5 years in the Army.
DE Nate Lusk, 6-3, 235, State College (Pa.) HS: 46 tackles and 3.5 sacks as senior

K Quinn Maretzki, 5-10, 170, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii: First offer – Army
*LS Cole McCutcheon, 6-foot, 180, Bishop O’Connor HS, Phoenix, Ariz.: First offer – Army
DE Andre Miller, 6-3, 240, Savannah (Ga.) Country Day School: Recommitted to Army, Jan. 23. Other offers – Navy, Colorado, Appalachian State, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Liberty, Akron, Southern Mississippi, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina
*DE Khalil Miller, 6-3, 235, Life Christian Academy, South Chesterfield, Va.: Other offers – Marshall, Southern Mississippi
*QB Ahlon Mitchell, 5-11, 170, Detroit Country Day, Beverly Hills, Mich.: Mitchell, who also started in the secondary, helped Country Day to Michigan Division 4 state championship game
*DE-LB Jacob Mitchell, 6-4, 225, Centennial HS, Corona, Calif.: Other offers – Air Force
*RB Dillan Monette, 5-7, 160, Acadiana HS, Lafayette, La.: Rushed for more than 5,000 yards in his high school career.
CB Cam Nash, 5-10, 170, Saguaro HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.: Army official visit – Jan. 31-Feb. 2
LB Camden O’Gara, 6-2, 230, Wyoming HS, Cincinnati, Ohio: Committed during official visit on weekend of Jan. 17-19. Led Wyoming to 13-1 record and made 138 tackles, 13 for a loss, as a senior
*OL Raleigh Oxendine, 6-2, 272, Jesuit HS, Tampa, Fla.: Other offers – Air Force. One of three Jesuits players in 2020 class
*C Aidan Perkins, 6-2, 280, Brookwood HS, Snellville, Ga.: Other offers – Air Force, Troy, Arkansas State, South Alabama
QB Roman Purcell, 6-1, 210, Indian Creek HS, Trafalgar, Ind.: Rushed for 1,526 yards and 20 TDs as senior. Offered by Florida State, TCU and Louisville early in recruiting process. Was recruited by Harvard and Yale QB RJ Rosales, 5-10, 178, Evangelical Christian HS, Fort Myers, Fla.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force
*DE Spencer Roy, 6-4, 245, Notre Dame Prep, Scottsdale, Ariz.: First offer – Army
WR Cam Schurr, 6-1, 175, South Forsyth HS, Cumming, Ga.: Caught 47 passes, 7 for TD and threw 2 TD passes as senior.
DE Logan Schwenke, 6-3, 240, Mission Viejo (Calif.) HS: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Hawaii, San Jose State. 2019 stats: 10 sacks
LS Sam Shienbaum, 6-1, 185, Groves HS, Beverly Hills, Mich.: Started snapping as sophomore. Taught himself how to play position 
*CB Daelan Smith, 5-10, 180, Peach County HS, Fort Valley, Ga.
OL Cooper Smith, 6-2, 280, Bowdon (Ga.) HS
DE-TE Trey Sofia, 6-5, 225, Lake Travis HS, Austin, Texas: Other offers – Kent State, UNLV, New Mexico State. 2019 stats – 83 tackles, 9 sacks
LB-S Terrell Taylor, 6-foot, 190, Paramount (Calif.) HS: Other offers – Air Force, Utah State
*QB Delshawn Traylor, 5-11, 180, Helix HS, La Mesa, Calif.: First offer – Army. Recruited as safety by Air Force.
WR Bo Turner, 6-foot, 175, Naperville (Ill.) Central HS
*LB Camden Vining, 6-1, 226, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal HS, Bradenton, Fla.
DB Damon Washington, 6-1, 185, Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J.: Committed during official visit on weekend of Jan. 17-19.
*TE Russell Weeks, 6-4, 235, New Brockton (Ala.) HS: Other offers – Auburn (preferred walk-on)
LB-DE Trevor Willard, 6-5, 230, Reagan HS, Pfafftown, N.C. 
*RB-LB A.J. Williams, 6-1, 210, Aquinas HS, Augusta, Ga.: Other offers – Navy
DB C.J. Williams, 5-10, 155, Demopolis (Ala.) HS: 2019 stats – 67 tackles, 4 forced fumbles, punt return TD
*DB Spencer Williams, 6-foot, 180, Jesuit HS, Tampa, Fla.: Other offers – Navy, Georgia State
OL Davis Wulf, 6-3, 265, Clinton-Massie HS, Clarksville, Ohio: Other Offers – Cincinnati (preferred walk-on). Clinton (Ohio) County Vince Lombardi Down Lineman of the Year. Recruited to play center, guard or tackle.  
WR Andrew Young, 6-1, 180, Norman (Okla.) HS: Other offers – Air Force. 2019 stats – 62 catches, 1,110 yards, 9 TD. Career stats – 140 catches, 2,555 yards, 20 TD. Father, Ricky, was linebacker at Oklahoma State and 1980 Big Eight conference player of the year
S Tommy Zitiello, 6-2, 185, Ponte Vedra (Fla.) HS: Other offers – Navy * – signed certificate of commitment with Army during early signing period in December.

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  1. Don Davison

    February 5, 2020 at 1:21 PM

    Thanks for alphabetizing the names, Sal. Does the * stand for the prep school?
    You sure do a better job covering Army football than Fedich did last year. His last post on the Inside Army Football Blog was November 27.

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