July 18, 2012

Army lands 2nd commit for the class of 2013

Andrew McLean, who had indicated earlier this month that he would be making his college decision prior to his senior football season, stayed committed to that pledge ... as he announced today where he would be taking his talents in 2013.

Needless to say, Army fans are becoming a little spoiled when it comes this summer's recruiting by the Black Knights' coaching staff, as they heard the good news this afternoon the Louisville (Colo.) Broomfield High School defensive end became the second 2013 player to offer a verbal commitment to the Black Knights. He joins 3-star offensive lineman Patrick Joseph, who pledged just two weeks ago.

Although McLean was not ranked by Rivals.com, the 6-foot-3, 240-pounder, McLean, who chose Army over Air Force, is an under the radar prospect and a huge pick-up for the Black Knights.

Although he also had offers from Wyoming out of the Mountain West Conference and others, it really came down to the two academies.

McLean projects as a defensive end in Army's flex defense and who already has the physique to actually compete from the time he will step foot on campus in 2013.

If you are measuring McLean's commitment simply by the 'eye-ball' test, he would pass with flying colors. When he made his unofficial visit to Army this summer, he looked as good physically as some of Army's senior offensive linemen.

In 2011, the future Black Knight finished the season with 59 solo tackles, 46 assisted tackles, 7 sacks and 2 forces fumbles.

GoBlackKnights.com will have more on McLean's commitment in our follow-up article.

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