April 3, 2012
WR, Grant Escobar adds to the 2012 Recruiting Class
Whittier Christian (Calif.) High School wide receiver Grant Escobar is all set to get his Army football career started, as he joins an impressive 2012 recruiting class.
The 5-foot-11, 180 pounder, has begun to put all his focus on his preparation for the next level .... college.
"I'm very excited to started and get to West Point," says who Decided to skip baseball this season to concentrate on his strength and conditioning.
But one sport that has assisted Escobar in becoming physically ready was final season of wrestling.
"I wrestled at 170 weight class, but I lost to the person who placed 3rd in the states," adds Escobar, who will be a direct admit. "I felt I could have gotten further with a better seed. I went to CIS and that was it for me at that point."
Escobar, who's primary role at Whittier Christian was wide receiver, also played Played wing back in his team's spread & double wing offense. In addition, he had double duty, where defensively you could see him at either strong safety or cornerback.
But it September 11th during his official visit that Escobar who registered approximately 800 receiving yards as a senior, knew that he knew that if Army offered, he would not hesitate to say yes the Black & Gold.
"I was offered in late January," says the two-way prospect, who was able to take in the Army - San Diego State contest during his visit, but it was much more than a single game that caught his attention.
"Army has a good football program, I love the campus, my dad's in the Army and of course, a great school academically," he declares. "My dad is a captain right now, did two tours in Iraq and he's up for a promotion. He's was proud of me saying yes to Army, even though I had also gotten into the Naval Academy, academically. I like West Point much better."
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