February 18, 2009
DB, Beloney is ready to go, what about PJ Clark?
Yes, Signing Day has come and gone, but for the Army Black Knights, there still remains some unfinished business for the recruiting class of 2009.
Over the past two weekends, prospects have continued to make their way to the West Point campus for official visits. Some players like safety Lyle Beloney and running back P.J. Clark had already verbally committed to the Army coaching staff ... site (West Point campus & football facilities) unseen. The weekend of February 2nd, Beloney along with a host of other prospects like Alfred Fields, Ronnie Hardison, Zerick Rollins to name a few received a first hand view of Army football under Coach Ellerson.
"It was a great visit," shares Beloney, who made the trip north from Texas with his father. "I had a chance to hang with Alfred (Fields), Haridson who is C.J. Shelley (Army commit)teammate, as well as Rollins. I spoke to Alfred and he told me he committed on signing day."
The 5-foot-11, 185 pound defensive back was hosted by freshman quarterback, Josh Jones. "He from Baytown Lee and we beat them this year and I told him that, but he just laughed," shares a laughing Beloney. "He told me they weren't good this year, but I told him that's not an excuse ... we just whipped their tails."
Beloney has played both cornerback and safety at Katy (TX) Seven Lakes High School and with his 4.45 forty speed, it will be interesting to see where he ends up. His first stop will be the USMAPS, where he has already developed a bond with some of his teammates, who will be joining him at the prep school. "I've been in touch with Porter, Warmsley, Pozonsky, Tyler Dickson and Marcus Dixon," claims Beloney. "I'm ecstatic about playing football at Army.
For Beloney, it has been a month of true highs as he was joined at his high school on signing day by his parents, younger sister and several cousins to share in the event. Missing from the ceremony was his older brother, who serves in the Air Force.
According to Beloney, he heard from Coach Mumford yesterday, who was just checking in to see how things were going with the future Black Knight defensive back.
For running back P.J. Clark, his visit on the weekend of February 13th was an eye opener . "I was really surprised at the facilities," says the Norfolk (VA) Norfolk Christian School prospect who had verbally committed to Army back in December. "I'm still committed, but I just haven't signed yet."
Clearly the obvious question that the coaching staff, along with Army fans have for the talented back would be ... are you going to be a Black Knight? "Coach Ellerson and Major Greene pulled me aside after we all ate breakfast and said that he was committed to me and I told him the same thing," states Clark. "Then they talked about my admissions and the process of the prep school."
So, is Clark looking at any other schools? "Not at all, my focus is Army and I'm going to sign," shares Clark, who spoke recently to Coach Gene McKeehan on Tuesday. "I told him I really enjoyed my visit."
Stay tuned as GBK.com continues to bring you updates on final prospects that make up the Recruiting Class of 2009.
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