September 30, 2011

Prospects on hand as Army host Tulane

Army will be looking to get back on the winning track after an impressive 21-14 win over Northwestern of the Big Ten two weeks ago, however followed by an equally disappointing loss last week Saturday to Ball State.

For all Army home games, it serves as an opportunity for prospects from all over the country to make their way to the historical campus to see the Black Knights' football program and West Point, up close and personal.

This weekend is no different, with at least six recruits on hand. The group of prospects are offensive lineman Kyle Stallard; defensive tackle Peter Lobosco; Chris Johnston; defensive end/tight end Cadesman Pope; defensive end/tight end Hunter Winstead;.

And then there's safety Vince Hunsicker who already has an offer from Army.

For the hard hitting 6-foot-3, 200 pound safety, who also holds offers from Cincinnati and Holy Cross, he is quick to point out that he has the Black Knights at the top his list.

With Army and Holy Cross atop Hunsicker's list of schools, as the prospect from Lafayette (IN) McCutcheon High School will be making his first visit to Army ... and doing so bright and early with a 3:30am flight.

Hunsicker, who professes to being very excited about his upcoming visit was quick to point out his expectations once he hits the West Point campus. "I expect to see one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation," declares Hunsicker. "I've heard outstanding things about West Point, as well as the team and the staff. Everything that I have heard about West Point is above and beyond."

The safety prospect has already made a unofficial visit to Holy Cross early this summer and although not on the top of his list, Hunsicker says he plans on taking in a Cincinnati game in the next two weeks.

Recruiting Game Face

For some recruit, there's a distinct difference in being recruited in the summer and fall/winter recruiting. The process becomes a little more intense and the landscape a little clearer.

As such, Hunsicker knows that this weekend will be an important time in assessment of the Army football program and West Point as a whole.

"If I like it (Army) ... as far as a verbal commitment this weekend, that's not in the cards right now," he utters. "I'm trying to be as patient as possible with my decision. But who knows what could happen, I could fall in love with it as soon as I get there. West Point is a huge commitment, but we'll see."

Hunsicker currently plays safety, wide receiver and tight end, where most project him as as a safety in their program. Although Hunsicker is hearing rumbles from some schools as a wide receiver candidate.

"I prefer defensive back, but I wouldn't mind wide receiver either," adds the native of Indiana and who places a high emphasis on academics when comes to selected a college. "I want an academically prestigious school. Academics are huge to me and I want a great education and prepared for life after football."

"West Point - It is one of the most respected schools in the nation It's a great challenge and if I go there, it's going to be structured, which honestly I wouldn't mind," he adds. "I think as of right now my life is structured so it wouldn't be that much of a change if I went there."

His athletic talents are not limited to the football field, where with the round ball he has a 34 inch vertical which allows Hunsicker to effectiveon McCutcheon's basketball squad, where he plays the 3-position.

Hunsicker maintains a 3.65 GPA and plans on majoring in Biological Science.

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