April 25, 2011

Defensive end remains interested in Army

Randy Frost has received an offer to play football at Southern Mississippi, and has attended a Junior Day at Central Florida. But he remains very interested in the West Point and for some very different reasons.

With a father who had a career in the Air Force and a brother currently attending the Air Force Academy, Frost has been brought up in a military atmosphere and likes the idea of the discipline that comes with academy life, as well as an opportunity to serve his country.

But the deal breaker may simply turn out to be an opportunity to be a helicopter pilot.

Although he has not had a conversation with anyone on the Army coaching staff, he hopes to soon, and he would definitely take an official visit to West Point.

Frost, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound defensive end who has been timed at camps with a 4.7-4.8 40, became interested in being a pilot while shadowing his brother's research when he was trying to decide on a college.

He became interested in serving well before that.

"The way I look at it, if my father and grandfathers served in the military, if I could put in my time I would be honored.''

Now living in St. John's, Fla. (about 30 miles south of Jacksonville), Frost has lived in several places as an Air Force brat. His family previously lived in South Dakota.

"So I'm used to the cold weather,'' he joked, alluding to being able to handle the weather in the northeast.

As far as being used to playing defensive end, he made that switch a year ago after spending time as an offensive tackle.

"I'm athletic for my size,'' he said. "So if I'm going against a bigger guy I use that athleticism to get around him. If he's smaller than me I can still pick him up and push him around. Right now I'm working on my hands and getting off blocks.''

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