July 5, 2010

Three prospects looking to visit Army


According to Jovonte Slater, football is going well, but he had to take a quick break from it so that I could take a trip to Eugene Oregon and compete with his track team for the Nike Track National Championships at the University of Oregon.

"I am proud to say that my team won the competition (We are National Champs!!!!) and I am the 100M National Champion," shared an obviously elated Slater. "I also scored quality points in the Long Jump taking second .... I lost the long jump by 1 inch (my competitor got me on his last jump). I am very proud of my team's effort."

Slater beat Oregon's state champion, Barlow's Arthur Delaney, by a lean at the tape with a blazing 10.56. Ironically, Slater ran a 10.45 at the California State meet on June 4th, which ranks in the top twenty in the nation for 2010.

Slater is looking to make an unofficial, but surely an official visit to Army

Unofficial Visits

With offers Army and Navy, cornerback Jose Depadua is now looking to set aside some time to make his way north to visit Army. "I'm still planning on taking an unofficial visit soon to Army," shared Depadua, who recruiting is being handled by Coach John Brock. "My relationship with Coach Brock is great ... I want to drive up there one day with my mom."

When asked about his thoughts about playing for the academies, Depadua was quick to point out how impressive it is to graduate from a school like West Point. "Me and mom know that if I go to Army or Navy, I am getting the best possible education," says the prospect out of Walkersville (Md.) Walkersville High School.

Depadua plays both cornerback and running back, where he pulled own three interceptions last season. "I like defense better, but I don't mind playing offense," declares the 5-foot-10, 175 pounder.

Although Tyler Skyesdoes not have an offer from the Black Knights, look for Skyes to make his way to the West Point on July 28th.

Tyler's dad indicated that the safety prospect is excited about the visit. They will be taking in several while on the East Coast trip, that include the following schools that are recruiting him; Holy Cross, Brown, Harvard, and Columbia.

It's been a challenging summer for prospect out of Greenwood (Ind.) Center Grove High School, who rolled his ankle about a month ago in practice and missed several big camps to include Indiana, Ball State, Miami of Ohio, Eastern Michigan, and Ohio State.

Clearly Skyes is hoping to come out of gate strong to start the 2010 season, as many schools are requesting highlights of his first two games.

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