Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Known Navy Commits

With several 'verbal' commitments by High School seniors to the Naval Academy this week I thought I'd post some information on the 'known' Navy verbal commits up to this time. Feel free to add anyone I've missed.

Austin Beaty (RB/LB)
HT: 6'2 WT: 215 40: 4.59
Senior Year Stats: 912 yards, 6.0 avg, 6 TD
Highlights: [2006 Highlights] [2007 Highlights]

Austin is a two time 1st Team All District and one time All Galveston County running back out of Friendswood High School in Texas. He self reports a 425 squat, a 285 bench, and 255 power clean. I've seen listed from anywhere from a 4.5 to 4.7 in the 40 yard dash, and he reports a 1840 on the new SAT scale.

Jarren Brown (RB)
HT: 5'8 WT: 186 40:4.53
Senior Year Statistics: 140 carries, 1115 yards, 14 TD
Highlights: [Check Rivals Page]

Passed up offers from Syracuse and James Madison, and was receiving interest from ACC, Big East, and CAA schools at time of his commitment.

Kevin Eckel (FB/LB)
HT: 6'2 WT: 210 40: Unknown
Senior Year Statistics: 65 carries, 399 yards, 4 INTs

Kyle Eckel's younger brother. May project better as a linebacker.

Jonathan Hill (LB)
HT: 6'1 WT: 230 40: 4.53
Senior Year Statistics: Unknown

All County Linebacker. Reports 325 bench and 475 squat. I've seen Hill listed in both the low 4.5s and low 4.6s for the 40 yard dash, but couldn't find any combine confirmed timed. Either way, both times are considered pretty quick for an incoming linebacker. He's a local kid, out of River Hill HS in Clarksville, MD.

Gordon Law (QB)
HT: 6'1 WT: 190 40: Unknown
Senior Year Statistics: 1228 yards and 12 TD (Passing), 997 yards and 12 TD (rushing)
Highlights: [2005 and 2006 Highlights]

Duel threat quarterback. From watching his highlight video you can see he ran a variable option offense which included sets from under center and in the shotgun. He has something of weird throwing motion, but good speed and vision as a runner.

Mike McCarthy (OL/DL)
HT: 6'3 WT: 270 40: 5.2
Senior Year Statistics: Unknown

Also a very qualified wrestler.

David Zapata (RB)
HT: 5-7 WT: 173 40: 4.48
Senior Year Statistics: 1691 yards, 7.68 avg, 21 TD
Highlights: [2005 and 2006 highlights]

Three time All State selection at running back and the ninth leading rusher in New York state history. Ranked the 170th running back in the nation, Zapata looks to be one of those classic Navy running back commits who has good athletic ability and an impressive resume but lacks ideal size for other I-A programs. Rushed for over 6000 yards and 81 TD in High School career.


Anonymous said...

A recruiting analyst on 1/10 said Z.was visiting Maine and was still open to offers. Has he really committed to Navy?

Shawn McLaughlin said...

Gordon Law's 40 time is 4.33. I played on the Berwick Football team with him. He was our QB, and our area's top recruit. Navy got a really great player out of him with really great work ethic.
As for myself, I was a backup senior CB.