September 21, 2010

Calif. CB has interest in Army

Although Army will return three of their top cornerbacks in 2011, with starter Antuan Aaron, along with Richard King and Josh Jackson[/db], who split time at the corner opposite Aaron ... the need to for the Black Knights to pull in at 2-3 quality corners in this year's recruiting class is imperative.

There is also some young talent in the system, like Brandon Porter and Jordan Crockett … but the USMAPS products who are both athletic defenders, hit the height charts at 5'7" and 5'8" respectfully. Only time will tell how effective they can be matched-up against many of the bigger receivers that Army faces.

Also on the list of young talent isMarques Avery, who is currently at the prep school is a solid athlete and has the size (6-foot-1, 180 pounds) to go along with his impressive speed. In 2009, he was 4th in the state (Washington) in the 100M (10.9). Depending on his progression, he could add immediate depth or at least cut his teeth next year on special teams.

Either way, the Army staff continue to shake the trees, as they target some very promising athletes who can come in at the next level and play one of the most demanding positions in college football … cornerback.

One such player is Tyler Ervin out of Colton (Calif.) Colton High School. The three star prospect does not have an offer from Army to date, but has expressed interest although they are one of the few programs on his list of schools that does not have the West Coast as its mailing address.

"It's been awhile since I have heard from Army," shares Ervin, who maintains a 3.2 GPA and is heading into the third week of his high school schedule.

"I'm still open minded to the East Coast … it depends on how I like the school"

Right now, he has yet to set up any unofficial or official visits, although he indicated that he has been invited by USC to attend their game against Washington, along with going to the Arizona State game the following weekend.

The 5-foot-10, 170 pound Ervin has yet to set a time table when it comes to selecting a college.

At Colton, his primary positions are cornerback & running back, although he is being viewed by some colleges as an athlete. "I just like to be on the field … I don't care where I play at the next level."

In addition to football, Ervin runs 100M, 4x100M and 4x400 , where his best time in the 100M is 11.1. He also plays both shooting and point guard for his high school's basketball squad.

GoBlackKnights.com will continue to follow Ervin's recruiting throughout his senior campaign.


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