October 21, 2008

DE Kaufman excited about Army

Two-star defensive end Evan Kaufman out Newton (KS) Newton high school has the Black Knights of Army as one of his favorites going into the final leg of the recruiting process.

Kaufman is being recruited by Army's defensive coordinator, John Mumford, who also handles the Black Knights' defensive linemen. "I have been talking with Coach Mumford about the progress of the team and I have been following them of ESPN," shares Kaufman, who impressed with the Army football facilities and West Point campus. "I have been to Kansas University and Army's facilities are on the same level and the view on campus is amazing. It's a beautiful place and I'm very interested in the whole aspect of the school and football program."

Interesting enough, Kaufman, who has "future businessman" written all over him, has an itinerary that has him scheduled for two trips to the New York. "I have a landscape business known as Grassmasters, LLC. and my company won a competition out of several hundred competitors, where I now will go to New York City and compete in the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition," shares Kaufman. This comes after winning the Youth Entrepreneurs Kansas Business Plan competition and an all expenses paid trip to the Big Apple this Friday.

It is clear to see why Kaufman favors a school that offers solid business program, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship. When considering Army, Kaufman understands the value of a West Point education, but is also evaluating the post graduation commitment. "Clearly I am looking at the possibility of business school versus the five years of service after graduation," declares Kaufman.

With that in mind, the two-star strong side defensive end is scheduled to take his official visit to Army the weekend of December 12th.

This summer Kaufman camped or unofficially visited Army, University of Penn. and Princeton. With a thriving business, the summer days just did not afford him the luxury of getting away too often.

On the gridiron, Kaufman has missed his team's last 2 games with a high ankle sprain, but is hoping to receive the thumbs up to play this weekend. In four games thus far, he has recorded 30 tackles and 5 sacks.

GoBlackKnights.com will continue to stay in touch with Kaufman throughout his recruiting process.

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