December 23, 2008

Louisiana duo bring winning attitude to Army

Cornerback Brandon Porter knows exactly what it's like and what it takes to be a winner on the football field. He has won a state championship in football all four years while in high school at LaPlace (LA) John Curtis High School. This past season made it five in a row (he's played on four). There has not been another team that has won five championships on any level. John Curtis has won a total of twenty-three, which is a national record.

One thing for sure...the newest member of the Black Knights' Class of 2009 is a winner!!!

Another Louisiana prospect that committed a week ago and was one of the Black Knights' top priorities for the Class of 2009 is 3-Star defensive end Julius Warmsley. The Army commit, also has had his taste of winning and most recently his "Black Knights" squad defeated the Rough Riders 22-20 at the 7th Annual U.S. Army Red Stick Bowl Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Olympia Stadium). In the game, Warmsley was one of the MVP (Most Valuable Interior Lineman) recipients, where his logged in eight tackles, one for a lost and two sacks.

Although Warmsley and Porter's path have yet to cross, the two players are very aware of one another and looking forward to connecting soon. "I just talked to his mom," says Warmsley, while acknowledging his attempt to reach out to his fellow Louisianan. "Coach Tice gave me his number and I also sent him a message on Myspace and Facebook.

For Porter, who finished his football season with fifty tackles, three interceptions and fifteen pass breakups, is also looking forward to connecting with Warmsley. "I have his number and will be calling him soon," says the speedy cornerback who was named First Team All District (10-2A) at defensive back. "My mom has spoken to his mother already."


COMMON GROUND

Aside from residing in the same state and both committing to play at Army, there are other similarities as well. Both prospects will make their first stop at the USMAPS and aside from having outstanding high school football careers, both are currently demonstrating their athletic ability on the hard court. Porter is the starting point guard for John Curtis and Warmsley who is averaging about 15 PPG and 7 rebounds, plays forward for St. Michael.

So what made Porter say yes to Army" "First let me say that I am very excited about my decision," says the 5-foot-7, 170 defender. "The other night it hit me … life after football, West Point degree and the creditability that goes with all that."

Porter, who attended Army's Junior Day this summer, along with being in attendance at the New Hampshire game, is schedule to take his official visit to Army on January, 23rd.

Warmsley, who was named 1st team All-State, is a three-time 1st team All-District selection. Over the course of last year, the highly-touted senior was an invited guest to six LSU home games in 2007.

Stay tuned for up-to-date recruiting coverage of the Army Black Knights as GoBlackKnights.com follows the process of recruits across the country.


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