October 4, 2008

DE prospect, Warmsley chimes in after Army’s win over Tulane

As noted in our interview with defensive end Julius Warmsley, the talented defender has offers from both Army and Tulane, and each school's performance against each other today will have an impact on his college decision. "I've seen (TV) both teams play before, but now I get a chance up-close and personal to see how they run things on the sidelines," stated Warmsley last week.

So what was Warmsley's mindset as he began watching the game, up close and personal? "I wanted both of them to win, although I know that can't happen," says a laughing Warmsley during a brief halftime conversation with GoBlackKnights.com.

The three-star ranked defensive end had no idea how accurate (only one team can win) his halftime assessment of the outcome would be. Contrary to Army's three point overtime victory over Tulane last year at Michie Stadium, the Black Knights' registered their first win of 2008 in dominant fashion, with a final score of 44-13 over the Green Wave.
So, what was the Baton Rouge (LA) St. Michael prospect's thoughts on Army's solid win over Tulane. "Oh my goodness," says Warmsley, who has offers from both the schools that competed today in New Orleans, La. (Tad Gormley Stadium). "I was very impressed with Army and what they did. I did not expect that would outplay Tulane that way and I expected more from Tulane than that."

Warmsley has had a chance to chat with Army's defensive coordinator and line coach, John Mumford, and has gained a great appreciation of Mumford's style and temperament. "I'm very impressed with Coach Mumford," shares Warmsley, who attended today's Army-Tulane game with his mother (Linda). "I like his style, his approach … he doesn't curse or anything. He works on fundamentals, but don't get me wrong, he will get in your face if he has to and that works for me."

6-foot-3, 240 pound Warmsley, who remains as one of the top defensive prospects on Army's radar, clearly walked away from today's Black Knights' victory not only impressed with the performance of the players, but also the manner in which Coach Brock and his staff prepared for & managed the game. Along with Warmsley's post game thoughts, his mother, Linda had this to say. "We came to see two colleges that offered him a scholarship," shares an obviously proud mother. "It's not just about the score, but it's also about the coaches, about how hey handle the team … it goes beyond the score. Tulane may have had a bad hair day, and we will back to watch them play again, but Julius will definitely be taking an official visit to Army."

For the Army fans, it was a solid victory that saw the Black Knights battle the Texas A&M Aggies to the end last weekend, only to fall short.

It is clear that Army has developed a new mindset that is netting results on the football field, which is where it counts.

For Warmsley, GoBlackKnights.com will continue to follow his senior season and recruiting.


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