December 17, 2012

Is LB, Scott Washle a Black Knight?

Those that have witnessed linebacker Scott Washle in action are quick to point to his intensity and physicalness on the defensive side of the ball and he would a welcome pick-up for the Black Knights.

"First and foremost I think that he's the most intelligent linebacker that I have ever had," shared Cardinal Gibbons' Defensive Coordinator, Okesa Smith, who further spoke about Washle attributes as a ball player. "He has a very high football IQ, he moves very well and he plays with a high motor."

Linebacker Scott Washle out of Raleigh (NC) Cardinal Gibbons High School is the latest addition to growing 2013 recruiting class for Army or is he?

"He's an outstanding ballplayer and he can do a little bit of everything," said Head Coach, Steven Wright. "He played middle linebacker for us, but he can really play all three spots. We also bring him over situationally and he can fullback, H-back or tight-end."

"And he has verbally committed to Army and will attend West Point."

But when GoBlackKnights.com spoke with the 6-foot-1, 221 pound linebacker, he was singing a slightly different tune than that of his head coach.

"I haven't committed yet, but I'm probably going to commit on my official visit," declares Washle, whose only offer to date is from the Black Knights. However, he did indicated that the Tar Heels of North Carolina has offered him a preferred walk-on opportunity.

The weekend of January 4th is when Washle will make his official visit to West Point, although he received a portion of Black Knights' football when he attended the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia (Pa.).

"It was probably one of the best football experiences that I have ever been to," he shared. "By far the coolest game that I have ever been to. What really caught my attention was the camaraderie and the respect that everyone had for each other ... and the uniforms were sweet."

So what are his thoughts surrounding the school overlooking the Hudson River? "West Point is an opportunity that I can't pass up, the best leadership program in the country, top education in the country and I want to go into the military after college," declared Washle. "The opportunities and people you meet ... it's like the best of the best."

So with Washle's "potential" commitment to Army, he explained where the disconnect between where he stands now and his head coach's comments surrounding his star linebacker's pledge to Army.

"I had told him that this (Army) is where I want to go ... this is where I'm going to go," claims Washle, who did indicated that there is still a possibility that he could pull the trigger and become a Black Knights prior to his official visit to the West Point campus.

On the season Washle, whose best forty time is a 4.8, had over 100 tackles and lead his team in that category, along with pulling down two interceptions.

On the season, Cardinal Gibbons finished the season 11-1 where the only lost came in the playoffs against Wilson Hunt, 25-20.


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