February 11, 2009
For Ben Jebb, Army & West Point is a family connection
There is probably not a player on Army's roster, let alone a member of the recruiting class of 2009 that has a greater attachment to West Point than defensive end and Army commit Ben Jebb.
Both of Jebb's parents are graduates (1982) of West Point, but that is not where the connection to one of the most prestigious colleges/universities ends for the 6-foot-5, 241 pound prospect. Not only are his parents West Point alumni, both have taught there as well
twelve years to be exact and his mother still a professor there. "She is part of the Social Science Department, but specifically teaches Combating Terrorism," shares Jebb.
For Jebb, who has lived on the West Point campus for the majority of his live, it was really a no-brainer where he would eventually attend college. "I've known for a long time that I wanted to attend West Point, as well as play football at Army was a goal and now it's a dream come true," declares Jebb.
On signing day, Jebb signed and faxed his information off to the football office and called Coach Mumford to let him know that he was signed and ready to go. "He told me to pick a date to come in and meet with Coach Ellerson, the other coaches and watch the team workout," states Jebb, who lives only ten minutes from West Point in Cornwall, New York.
Jebb who is out of Cornwall (NY) Cornwall Central High School, who will be a direct admit, was also hearing from Navy, Dartmouth and Columbia.
LB, Jamal Mtshali remains 50-50 between Army and attending Hargrave prep school. Mtshali, who has a great deal of upside would be a solid catch for Coach Ellerson and staff. Mtshali shared with GBK.com this evening that he spoke to Coach Ellerson, as well as Major Greene, who is part of the admissions team to ensure that everyone understood his level of interest in Army. According to the 6-foot-2, 225 linebacker, he wants to major in one of the three following areas of study; Pre-law, English or Political Science and hopefully schedule a time to speak to a professor within each department.
Talented safety Joe Rippe committed to Air Force on Monday. For Rippe, it came down to what he wanted to do militarily and for him it was to fly. He will be prep bound for Air Force.
Also on the Air Force front, look for quarterback Caleb Knights to commit to the Falcons tomorrow.
GoBlackKnights.com congratulates Ben Jebb for becoming newest Army Black Knight Class of 2009.
Stay tune as GBK.com continues to follow Army recruiting throughout the year.
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