October 10, 2008

Recruits will be on hand to watch Army host Eastern Michigan

After coming off a strong performance and win on the road against Tulane last Saturday, it is homecoming weekend for Army as they host Eastern Michigan. The Black Knights will be looking to continue the momentum in front of the hometown fans, as well as the several recruits visiting the West Point campus this weekend in what's shaping up to be a big time for visits as the Black Knights look to make it two in a row.

Chicago (IL) Lemont High School offensive guard/center Trevor Rothstein will be making a very early morning trip in order to make it to the game on time. "We have a game tonight," shares Rothstein who has an offer from Army and is being recruited by Coach Tucker Waugh. "I think we have a 4am flight."

Rothstein, who is being recruited by Army as a center, has developed a good relationship with Coach Waugh and is excited about the possibilities with Army. "Things are going great with Coach Waugh … he's doing a good job recruiting me," says Rothstein. "This is my first visit to Army and I'm very interested and giving them serious consideration. The education at West Point is priceless."

Rothstein has already set-up his official date, which will be for the weekend of December 12th.

For Army commit, linebacker Patrick Jarin … it will mark his first time seeing a game at Michie Stadium. The 225-pound linebacker made the trip across country from California with his parents and got an instant New York welcome. "We arrived about 3pm today and wanted to see the campus earlier, but we were stuck in traffic for about four hours," shares a laughing Jarin.

Jarin, along with other recruits who arrive early will have more than enough time to see parts of the historical and majestic West Point campus and all that surrounds a day of Army football. The recruits will have an 8am tour of the campus, followed by getting their tickets and meeting with Coach Stan Brock. Subsequently, they will spend time down on the field prior to the start of the game, to get a feel of the atmosphere from a player's perspective and then it's to their seats to take in the game. "I'm looking forward to the game and seeing the campus, as well as seeing how the fans support the team," Jarin said.

Jarin is scheduled for a January official visit, and is still being pursued by other schools, such as Oregon, Oregon State, Utah, Washington, Washington State and recently received an offer from Stanford.

Other players scheduled to visit tomorrow are speedy athlete/wide receiver, Brian Austin out of Wexford (PA) North Allegheny, along with linebacker Taylor Hayes-Leak who attends Ashburn (VA) Bishop O'Connell, home of current Black Knights' starting cornerback, Jordan Trimble.

In addition to Leak, another O'Connell player may be in attendance and his name is familiar to Army fans, because he bears the same initials as his two older brothers, both have worn and are wearing the Army Black & Gold. Running back prospect, Justin Trimble is the name. However, Trimble, who is a talented runner, injured his leg and is out for the season. We are not sure if the injury will hinder Trimble's ability to make the unofficial visit this weekend.

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