February 2, 2008

New York athlete commits to Army

When athlete Chris Hill opted to commit to Navy, it was clear that one of the primary reasons was position he wanted to play at the next level and that is left a hole in the recruiting picture for Army. As we noted, Hill was being recruited by the Black Knights as a defensive back and the Midshipmen saw him on the offensive side of the ball and losing out on Hill did have an initial impact this years recruiting class.

However, that was then and this is now. Coach Brock and staff received a commitment yesterday from New York athlete, Malcolm Brown, who can brings it on both sides of the ball.

The 5-foot-11, 170 All Long Island player compiled 1,230 yards on the ground and scored an amazing 21 touchdowns. In addition, Brown pulled in 10 receptions for 264 yards.

Defensively, Brown was in on 53 tackles, 3 interceptions, while breaking up 6 passes.

Brown, who has been timed in the forty at 4.56 at Parisi's Speed School, is just what the Black Knights have been searching for and thought they had it in Hill, which is athleticism. Although he plays point guard for Islip High School, Brown has a vertical of 35 inches.

This season saw his high school win their first Class III Championship, as the Buccaneers finished the season with an 11-0 record.

The four year varsity starter took his official visit to Army during the January 19th weekend and was hosted by running back, Wes McMahand.

Like many of the committed Black Knights, Brown has already begun to develop a bond with his future teammates. "I talked to Demetrius (Richardson) the other day and I need to call him to let him know that I committed," shares a laughing Brown. "He's (Richardson) become like the class president, the way he has reached out to everyone."

Brown, who has been recruited by tight end coach, John Misciagna, is not sure what role he will at Army, but is open to contribute where it will benefit the team. His first stop will be at the USMAPS, where the class of 2008 as whole is becoming top tier.

Congratulations to Malcolm Brown for becoming the newest Black Knight, as well as a member of the Long Gray Line.

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