Army announces its 2010 football plebe class



Army Coach Rich Ellerson ushered in 55 new recruits to his reconstruction project at West Point. Of the 55 plebes, 27 are straight out of high school while the other 28 spent last year at the U.S. Military Academy Prep School.

You won’t find the same five-star stand outs on a Florida or Alabama roster, but Ellerson is hoping to find those less heralded players in high school, which Army and Air Force have unearthed to build up their football programs.

One standout which Army fans can get excited about is 6-2, 270-pound center Shelby Jackson, who Ellerson foresees as a center of the future. Currently Army’s top two centers are seniors. Center is a vital position in the run- heavy option offense Ellerson is establishing at West Point — it’s essentially the quarterback of the offensive line.

Ellerson also expects 6-1, 200-pound running back Raymond Maples to contribute this year.

“He’s a slightly smaller Jared Hassin (Army’s starting fullback). He can play B-back (fullback) or A or C-back (slotback). He’s a guy that has some magic at that position,” Ellerson told the Times Herald-Record.

Unlike Florida and Alabama recruits, Army’s plebes must complete Beast Barracks, which is cadet basic training, before they can even considering strapping on a helmet. First summer practice starts on Aug. 2.

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Name Class Position Height
Hometown/High School
Davonte Anderson Fr. DB 5-8 160 Corona, Calif./Lutheran (USMAPS)
Lyle Beloney Fr. DB 5-11 180 Katy, Texas/Seven Lakes (USMAPS)
Casey Brewer Fr. LB 6-2 210 McAlpin, Fla./Lafayette (USMAPS)
Zachary Carrasco-Burge Fr. OT 6-5 280 Whittier, Calif./Servite (USMAPS)
Cameron Carter Fr. RB 5-10 195 Dakota Dunes, S.D./Dakota Valley
Jordan Crockett Fr. DB 5-6 160 Wesley Chapel, Fla./Berkeley Prep (USMAPS)
Julian Crockett Fr. RB 5-8 168 Wesley Chapel, Fla./Berkeley Prep (USMAPS)
Jonathan Crucitti Fr. DB 5-11 185 Salisbury, N.C./West Rowan
Tyler Dickson Fr. DB 6-0 189 Mansfield, Ohio/Lexington (USMAPS)
Kyle Dravis Fr. DB 5-9 175 Orange, Calif./Orange (USMAPS)
Alfred Fields Fr. LB 6-0 195 West Palm Beach, Fla./Suncoast (USMAPS)
William Fisher Fr. K 6-1 170 Canfield, Ohio/Canfield
James Holland Fr. WR 6-1 200 Renton, Wash./Hazen
John Hughes Fr. WR 6-1 165 Reading, Pa./Governor Mifflin (USMAPS)
Cody Jackson Fr. QB 6-0 200 San Lorenzo, Calif./Junipero Serra (USMAPS)
Shelby Jackson Fr. OL 6-2 270 Rockledge, Fla./Rockledge (USMAPS)
Scott Jones Fr. RB 5-10 184 St. Augustine, Fla./St. Joseph Academy
Shane Jones Fr. OL 6-1 270 Van Alstyne, Texas/Van Alstyne
Colin Joy Fr. OL 6-3 230 West Islip, N.Y./St. John Baptist
Ryan Kalnins Fr. DE 6-1 210 Watertown, Conn./Holy Cross
Quentin Kantaris Fr. DE 6-2 205 Moorpark, Calif./Moorpark
Clayton Keller Fr. LB 6-2 220 Lakeville, Conn./Salisbury School (USMAPS)
Michael Kime Fr. OL 6-2 230 Zionsville, Ind./Culver Academies
Robert Kough Fr. DE 6-3 220 Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Colony (USMAPS)
Patrick Laird Fr. WR 6-3 195 Monroe, N.Y./Monroe-Woodbury
Matthew Luetjen Fr. QB 6-1 205 Hennessey, Okla./Hennessey
Raymond Maples Fr. RB 6-1 200 Philadelphia, Pa./West Philadelphia Catholic (USMAPS)
Ryan McCollum Fr. OLB 6-1 224 Cortland, Ohio/Kennedy
Jared McFarlin Fr. WR 6-5 195 Monroe, N.Y./Monroe-Woodbury
Marcus McInerney Fr. RB 5-11 190 Stamford, Conn./Stamford (USMAPS)
Mitch McKearn Fr. DL 6-3 215 West Point, N.Y./O’Neill
Keegan Merrigan Fr. DE 6-3 235 Chandler, Ariz./Hamilton
Colby Miller Fr. LB 6-1 205 Phenix City, Ala./Smiths Station (USMAPS)
Dylan Mohamed Fr. WR 5-10 175 Brawley, Calif./Brawley Union
Reggie Nesbit Fr. QB 6-2 190 Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor
Brandon Porter Fr. DB 5-7 160 Laplace, La./John Curtis Christian (USMAPS)
Richard Rainey Fr. OL 6-4 240 Cedar Park, Texas/Vista Ridge
Zachary Reichert Fr. OL 6-2 270 Quincy, Ill./Quincy Notre Dame
Victor Ripley Fr. DE 6-4 230 Glen Allen, Va./Henrico
James Rutherford Fr. LB 6-2 210 Marietta, Ga./Kell (USMAPS)
Luke Shumacher Fr. WR 6-3 170 Indianapolis, Ind./Culver Academies
Michael Sikorski Fr. DT 6-0 230 Temecula, Calif./Chaparral (USMAPS)
Matthew Strack Fr. OL 6-4 285 Champaign, Ill./Centennial
John Szott Fr. OT 6-3 265 Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley
Hayden Tippett Fr. LB 5-11 215 Tempe, Ariz./McClintock
Charles Tobin Fr. DL 6-3 225 Hope Mills, N.C./South View
Justin Trimble Fr. WR 6-0 185 Ashburn, Va./O’Connell (USMAPS)
Earnest Tucker Fr. DB 5-11 205 Morganville, N.J./Marlboro (USMAPS)
James Tully Fr. LB 6-1 205 Park City, Utah/Battle Ground Academy (USMAPS)
Corey Watts Fr. LB 5-11 220 Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny (USMAPS)
Daniel Whitaker Fr. OT 6-3 250 San Ramon, Calif./California (USMAPS)
Scott Williams Fr. WR 5-8 160 Villa Park, Calif./Lutheran (USMAPS)
Zachary Williams Fr. QB 5-11 210 Van Alstyne, Texas/Melissa (USMAPS)
James Woodward Fr. WR 6-4 185 Anna, Ill./Anna-Jonesboro
Brian Zalneraitis Fr. OL 6-2 220 Round Rock, Texas/Round Rock

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