June 17, 2006

Future Black Knight, Ted Bentler speaks to GBK.com

When Ted Bentler arrives at West Point for R-Day (Reception Day), he will have a familiar face joining him as a Plebe/New Cadet and as a member of the Black Knights' football team, in brother, Fritz Bentler.

After listening and watching his younger brother (Fritz) go through the recruiting process with Army and Coach Bobby Ross, there grew a burning desire inside Ted to seriously look at the possibility of attending West Point and becoming a member of the Black Knights. Clearly this meant that he would have speak to highly respected Iowa Head Coach, Kirk Ferentz about is sincere interest in leaving Iowa and becoming a member of the Long Gray Line at West Point.

"When my brother Fritz was being recruited by Army, he talked about it a lot and that's when I initially took interest in it … it appealed to me," says Ted. The Iowa coaching staff was very nice about my decision and I respect them for that."

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