June 5, 2010

Semelsberger lands Army offer

In recent years, Army has had its fair share of quality safeties, such as current Detroit Lions linebacker Caleb Campbell, his running partner in the secondary, Jordan Murray, and current ball hawk, Donovan Travis. But there is a present need to get depth in the system, but also the continuous need to upgrade the talent base and safety is one such position.

In March, the Black Knights' staff extended an offer to Greenwood (Ind.) Center Grove High School safety Tyler Skyes, along with William Beaird and most recently offered Matt Semelsberger out of Ijamsville (Md.) Urbana High School.

The 6-foot-0, 205 pounder has already had pulled down one Division I offer from Navy, but was ecstatic when the Black Knights came calling with their offer.

"I got an email from Coach Brock to give him a call and that they had some exciting news for me," shares that hard hitting safety prospect. "So I called him up and he said they were looking at my film and they felt that I match their defense perfectly.

And they said they were going to offer and felt that I could be a key player in their defense. I told him that was great news and that Army is one of my top choices.

He had visited me earlier during the school year before they offered me … to give the eye test," shares a laughing Semelsberger.

Semelsberger, who has already taken in a Junior Day at Maryland, noted that he plans on visiting both Army and Navy sometime in July.

"I like the campus, it's near my house and it would be a cool college to go to," says Semelsberger, who has his sights on summer visits to I plan on visiting West Virginia, Rutgers, Boston College, Duke and North Carolina State.

"Maryland coach (Brown) who is the defensive coordinator saw my film and knows that I can hit and a physical safety but wants me to come to camp to see me play the ball and play the man too.

Also there's Rutgers and Boston College are both right there to when it comes to wanting to check me out."

Semelsberger indicated that his favorite safety is Taylor Mays from USC. For those where we sit, the Maryland native is combined package of Army's former safety combination, Caleb Campbell and Jordan Murray.

GoBlackKnights.com will continue to follow Semelsberger's recruiting throughout.

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