February 7, 2012
Huff's commitment enhances 2012 recruiting class
As mentioned in our earlier article on Tuesday, the Army coaching staff was putting the final post-National Signing Day touches on what is already a very impressive 2012 recruiting class.
But as of Tuesday evening, the class got a little bit better and bigger, as 6-foot-4, 270 defensive tackle Trevin Huff has decommitted from Bethune-Cookman and made the decision to become Black Knight and attend West Point.
That gives another solid offensive lineman, as Huff joins ranks with James Meagher (6-foot3, 285 pounds).
Huff, how is out of Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln said he knew he wanted to cast his future with the Black Knights when he returned home Sunday from his official visit to West Point. However, he first needed to discuss the decision with his parents. He also spoke with coaches and counselors at school on Tuesday.
"My parents were concerned about the military aspect of it and the war," Huff said. "I told them everything I knew about West Point and what a good opportunity it was for me in life. They listened to what I had to say. Then they told me they wanted me to make the decision I thought was best for me."
The two-star commit had earlier signed with Bethune-Cookman, a Football Championship Division (formerly Div. I-AA) school in Daytona Beach, Fla. But an appointment to West Point supersedes the national letter-of-intent. He also kickoff his Black Knights' football career at the USMAPS.
"I like the academics at West Point and the chance to play Division I football," Huff said, referring to his to play for Army. "I liked the coaches, too. It might be a little tough, but I'm ready for it. I'm really happy about the opportunity."
Huff said he has played guard and tackle in high school and doesn't have a preference, as all signs point to his inaugural spot being on the offensive line.
"I just like playing in the offensive line," he said. "I like the idea of playing in an option offense because I like run blocking."
Note:In addition to up front on the offensive line from this class, there is reason for the coaching to smile when it comes to the interior recruiting success on the other side of the ball.
Army six solid defensive tackles in this year's recruiting; with Lance Baggett, Todd Blatnik, Evan Finnane, Jack Hanley and Ammon Tuimaunei.
If you look at solely based on potential, this group address what has been the Achilles Heel of the Black Knights' and not necessarily in landing the talent at DT, but retaining it for various reasons.
However, if the retention barometer remains in favor of Army relative to the six aforementioned commits, the tackle spot may receive this year's prize for pulling in the most talented group.
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