October 7, 2008
Three-star fullback talks about Army offer
Orchard Lake Saint Mary's High School in Michigan is not stranger to college coaches and recruiters stopping by, because St. Mary's continues to produce college talent, especially at the Division I level. Over the past five years, the school has sent players to Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan, Purdue, Northwestern and Florida State. You can also add Iowa, who saw Jason Semmes commit to the Hawkeyes last season.
Well there is another Semmes out of St. Mary's making some noise and he is Jason's younger brother, fullback/linebacker Justin Semmes.
Semmes, who has an offer from Army, is being recruiting by the Black Knights as a fullback, although he has displayed solid linebacking talents as well. "I really like fullback," says Semmes. "That is the position I would prefer to play in college."
It is clear that the Army staff has Semmes high on their recruiting list with fullback Collin Mooney being a senior and the need to bring in and develop talent to join sophomore, Robert McClary.
Semmes recruiting for the Black Knights is being handled by Army's running back coach, Tucker Waugh. "Our relationship is good
we speak almost on a weekly basis," shares Semmes.
Will Semmes looking to make a trip northeast to visit Army? "Absolutely
I'm going to take one of my official visits there and will be after my season is over."
Not only is Semmes style of running similar to that of Black Knights' current fullback and Rivals.com Independent Conference Player of Week, Collin Mooney, but Semmes recognizes other similarities with the Army football program. "They have the same offense that we run at high school," declares the explosive fullback, who has a combination of power and speed. "I think I would fit the program well and I'm looking forward to the official visit, which will be sometime during or after the week of the Army-Navy game."
Aside from his offer from Army, Semmes is hearing from Iowa, Michigan State, Louisville and Eastern Michigan.
The 6-foot-1, 222 pounder, has seen his St. Mary's team start off with a 3-3 record, but Semmes has missed the last two games with a sprained foot, but is looking to return to the lineup this weekend.
Last season, Semmes who ran for 699 yards (5.3 avg.), was timed at the Michigan State camp in the forty at 4.68.
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