June 30, 2012
LB, Luke Taffuri chimes in on Army visit
GoBlackKnights.com first introduced linebacker Luke Taffuri back in April, after he registered his first college offer which came from the Army Black Knights.
But trying to catch up with the traveling man out of Scottsdale (Ariz.) Notre Dame Prep is not an easy task these days. "I've been traveling around going to a bunch of camps .... like the Ivy League school camps, like Leigh, UPenn, Yale, Brown and Dartmouth," says the 6-foot-1, 214 pound Taffuri.
"I'm actually on the East Coast right now ... I've been going from camp to camp."
Although Army does hold any summer football camps, Taffuri took advantage of his swing to the east region of the country to stop by the West Point campus, just days before the Black Knights' 2012 recruiting class arrives for Reception Day or "R-Day" as it is so commonly called.
"I was just up at West Point today and Coach (Andy) Guyader showed me around the football field and the school ... it was very impressive and everything was top notch," said Taffuri on Friday and who was speaking directly about his tour of Army's state of the art weight facilities, indoor football and Michie Stadium.
"The field was phenomenal -- it was all very impressive. The weight room, everything looked brand new, probably some of the nicest facilities I have ever seen and I guess the indoor field is nice to get out of the cold during the winter ... to go inside and still get a good practice in."
The Arizona native's dad has been his traveling partner, and he claims that his father was equally as impressed with their time spent at Army.
"Honestly, I couldn't complain about anything there," says the linebacker. "And I really like the campus and I was surprised ... well, they are really on top of stuff there. Like everyone eats at the same time, you have to eat in a certain amount of time and obviously going to school there would be a lot different than what I am use to, but I think it would be a good environment to go to school and play football."
"I definitely excited about Army. I want to look at all of my possibility, check a bunch of different programs/schools and make a decision from there. My dad was also impressed like me, but then again how can you not be impressed with West Point. Everything is top notch, all the people are great, they have the tradition and you can't beat going to West Point."
Before his return back to Arizona, Taffuri will be making a stop on Saturday where he will take in Holy Cross' camp and then on Sunday he will camp at Harvard.
The First-Team All-Region and Honorable Mention All-State prospect maintains a 3.9 GPA.
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