October 4, 2011
Hunsicker has the Black Knights at the top of his list
Even with his high school season in full swing, safety Vince Hunsicker was able to take time out his schedule to make a trip to New York to see Army host Tulane this past Saturday.
It gave the 6-foot-3, 200 pound prospect from Lafayette (IN) McCutcheon High School an opportunity to see the campus, football facilities and game day on the West Point campus, up close, as he arrived at 10:30am and made his way to the athletic complex.
"We got a tour an admission's liaison, showed me the weight room and talked to me and some of the other recruits about how you are retreated at West Point and how different it is from other places," Hunsicker shared with GoBlackKnights.com.
"There weight facilities are very nice ... some of the best I have every seen."
Following his tour, Hunsicker, along with several other recruits on hand made their way onto the field at Michie Stadium to take in the pre-game warmups and then it was onto their game day seats.
"We sat across the Corp of Cadets during the game," he said. "I loved the game environment, loved all the tradition .... I liked how the cannon went off after every touchdown."
After watching Army win, Hunsicker, along with his mother decided to take in a little bit more of West Point on their own.
"I walked around the campus about 45 minutes after the game," said Hunsicker, who was quick to acknowledge his thoughts the historic West Point grounds. "It's definitely one of the most beautiful campuses I have been on. All the buildings were nice, streets were clean ... it was top notched."
Army vs. Tulane
Yes, there was also a college football game that took place and it was pretty clear that Hunsicker was impressed with the play of the Black Knights and their lopsided 45-6 win over Tulane. "Obviously it was a pretty swift victory" he adds. "Army was in control all and anytime a college team only scores six points, somebody's defense is working well. I love the way they run their defense and their offense is nice with the no huddle."
It is clear that Hunsicker has done his homework when it comes to the Army style of defense, where it is the norm to see a player have the athletic tools to manager more than one position. "At Army, I think I could play strong safety or linebacker," says a confident Hunsicker, who just wants to make an impact right out of the gate. "Anyway I could see the field and wherever they want me is okay by me."
Picture Getting Clearer
According to Hunsicker, in addition to Army, he also holds offers from Cincinnati and Holy Cross, along with receiving strong interest from Northwestern. However, the Indiana native was shared yesterday that one school has taken a slight lead for his talents.
As of right now, Army stand at the top of my list," he professes. "Obviously the academics and after I graduate from West Point the benefits are awesome. From an athletic standpoint they play a great Division I schedule."
But even with that said, Hunsicker remains on the recruiting circuit with an official visit scheduled to Davidson is November 19th and an unofficial visit to Northwestern when the Wildcats host Penn State on the October 22nd.
Towards the beginning of the year I told myself that I was going to do it as early as possible. But with the admissions process from some of these higher academic schools that I'm looking at ... it is kind of chore to get into these schools. So, as of right now, I will have to end up waiting until receive my admission's decision from these prestigious schools.
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