Navy football announces 2010 plebe class

Navy's Ricky Dobbs, center, breaks through the line of scrimmage to score a touchdown against Ohio State during the first quarter of an NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam)

Navy's Ricky Dobbs, center, breaks through to score a touchdown against Ohio State during the first quarter of a September 2009 game. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam)

Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo called this year’s recruiting class the “best class we’ve ever brought in.” Coaches seem to say this about every class, but it could be true considering the national pub the Midshipmen have gotten by playing in a bowl game the last seven years.

The bevy of recruiting websites that college football fans flock too don’t think much of Navy’s class. has Niumatalolo’s class ranked 111th out of 120 teams. Of course, those same recruiting classes that websites have ripped in the past have proven the critics wrong.

This year’s 52-man class includes plebes from 20 different states with the most, seven, coming from Texas. Navy has always had a national recruiting base, which they work to their favor. North Carolina, Florida, Georgia and California all also produced five recruits for this year’s class.

If you’re wondering why we are posting Navy and Army’s recruit lists now, months after the rest of college football’s powers announced theirs, it’s because of the nomination process academy football players must go through. Congress must nominate each student enrolling at a service academy. Air Force Academy’s football recruit list is coming next.

The list of players is after the jump.

Name Position Hgt. Wgt. Hometown/High School
Matt Aiken WR 6-0 190 Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley
Casey Bolena WR 6-2 190 Phoenix, Ariz./Desert Vista
Travis Bridges OL 6-2 285 Hollywood, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna College Prep
Dylan Chynoweth FB 5-9 190 Park City, Utah/Park City
Todd Culver DB 5-8 175 Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary
Jarvis Cummings QB 6-0 195 Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield
Barry Dabney DL 6-1 285 Nashville, Tenn./Brentwood Academy
Jamel Dobbs DL 6-1 265 Ellenwood, Ga./Cedar Grove
Alex Doolittle DL 6-2 266 Houston, Texas/Langham Creek
Albrey Felder DB 5-7 170 Orange Park, Fla./Orange Park
Adam Geuss OL 6-1 255 Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic
Andrew Glaize OLB 6-1 220 Fairburn, Ga./Landmark Christian
Eric Graham DB 5-11 175 Eight Mile, Ala./M.T. Blount
Trevon Griffin DB 6-2 181 Miramar, Fla./Miramar
Ryan Hill SB 5-7 185 Calabash, N.C./West Brunswick
Brantley Horton DB 6-2 185 Cleveland, N.C./West Rowan
Mike Huf LB 6-2 230 Drexel Hill, Pa./Cardinal O’Hara
Brynmor Hughes P/K 5-9 165 San Diego, Calif./St. Augustine
Walter Jones SB 5-9 170 Winston Salem, N.C./Carver
Brandon Killebrew LB 6-0 210 Springdale, Md./C.H. Flowers
Drew Kinsella DL 6-7 250 Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood
Rob Lombardo FB 6-0 215 Yorktown Heights, N.Y./Somers
Shawn Lynch WR 6-0 180 Pelham, Ala./Pelham
Eric Macik DL 6-2 250 Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield
Eric Mahler OL 6-3 290 Matawan, N.J./Old Bridge
Hayden Maples OLB 6-2 185 Raleigh, N.C./Ravenscroft
Vinnie Mauro LB 6-1 220 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas
Chris Mayes DL 6-3 285 Murfreesboro, Tenn./Riverdale
Keith McBride SB 6-0 210 Collierville, Tenn./Memphis University School
Trey Miller QB 5-11 185 Marietta, Ga./Whitfield Academy
Andre Moorehead SB 5-7 165 Murphy, Texas/Canyon Creek Christian
Andrew Nerup QB 6-1 175 Hawthorne, Ill./Carmel
Nolan O’Sullivan OL 6-3 255 Saugus, Calif./Valencia
Evan Palelei OLB 6-2 230 Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman
Michael Patrick SB 5-7 185 Atlanta, Ga./Douglass
Cody Peterson FB 6-3 205 Olympia, Wash./Black Hills
Steven Picchini K 5-11 172 Moorpark, Calif./Moorpark
Shawn Reed LB 6-1 205 Kailua, Hawai’i/Kalaheo
Colin Renton OLB 6-0 215 The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands
Pono Ryder DB 6-2 190 Kaneohe, Hawai’i/Kamehameha
D.J. Sargenti OLB 5-11 195 Ridgefield, N.J./Ridgefield Memorial
Colten Southworth OLB 6-1 195 Texarkana, Texas/Redwater
Darius Staten SB 5-5 186 Carrollton, Texas/Hebron
Thomas Stone OL 6-2 290 Melbourne, Fla./Melbourne Central Catholic
Marcus Thomas SB 5-7 155 Baton Rouge, La./Catholic
Michael Tuimavave LB 5-10 250 Dale City, Calif./Archbishop Riordan
Matthew Van Halanger OL 6-3 265 Athens, Ga./Prince Avenue Christian
Graham Vickers OL 6-1 265 Diamond Bar, Calif./Diamond Ranch
Collin Watkins OL 6-3 250 Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central
Jonathan Wev DB 5-10 190 La Marque, Texas/La Marque
Brian Williams SB 5-6 150 Monroeville, Pa./Gateway Senior
Samuel Womack OL 6-3 250 Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop

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