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Part II - Signed & Knighted: 2018 commits officially join the 'Brotherhood'

GBK RELATED ARTICLE:

- FREE: Early Signing Period Kicks Off: Army Black Knights Class of 2018

- FREE: Signed and Knighted: 2018 commits officially join the Army Black Knights Brotherhood

As we mentioned yesterday, the Early Signing Period would be starting today, and GoBlackKnights.com will have you in the middle of the signings of the members of Army’s 2018 Recruiting Class.

With that being said, let’s get started with Part II of our coverage, as we will continue the newest members of the Army football brotherhood for the next 2-3 days as we will be adding comments and photos to this article during that period.

Rivals 2-star CB Khalil Fleming is locked and ready to go!
Rivals 2-star CB Khalil Fleming is locked and ready to go!

CB, Khalil Fleming (Prep)

In His Words: “It’s a major stress relief and weight lifted off of my shoulders. I am extremely excited about the decision I made and can’t wait to play Army football.”

DE Cody Winokur (left) shared the spotlight with teammate and Temple signee, DaeSean Winston
DE Cody Winokur (left) shared the spotlight with teammate and Temple signee, DaeSean Winston
DE Cody Winokur is all signed
DE Cody Winokur is all signed

OL, Cody Winokur (Direct)

In His Words: “Pretty awesome. I’m excited for the future and the opportunities that are going to be there for me. I can’t wait to play football for Army and be a Cadet.”

OL Blake Harris was one of the early morning signees
OL Blake Harris was one of the early morning signees

OL, Blake Harris

In His Words: “It feels great to finally be a part of the brotherhood. I’m glad that I can finally just focus on perfecting my craft and getting ready for this next stage in my life.”

Athlete Brendan Knoespel is now an Army Black Knight
Athlete Brendan Knoespel is now an Army Black Knight

Athlete, Brendan Knoespel (Direct)

In His Words: “It feels great! I can’t wait to start my journey in July and contribute to the team.”

LB Troy Nachtigal will officially be joining older brother and fellow LB James at West Point
LB Troy Nachtigal will officially be joining older brother and fellow LB James at West Point

LB, Troy Nachtigal (Prep)

In His Words: “It's the best feeling ever knowing I'll be apart of the Long Gray Line. I am looking forward to becoming the best student possible and football player that I can be through the great discipline they'll instill on us.”

Big OL Jack Topping is ready to settle in
Big OL Jack Topping is ready to settle in

OL, Jack Topping

In His Words: “It was surreal. To play this game for 10+ years and have it all finally pay off was amazing. And then to go into the group message the commits have and see everyone getting so excited about signing was cool and really gave off a sense of community. I can tell you for a fact that we’re all excited about getting on that field next year and playing alongside one another.”

"It was surreal. To play this game for 10+ years and have it all finally pay off was amazing. And then to go into the group message the commits have and see everyone getting so excited about signing was cool and really gave off a sense of community. I can tell you for a fact that we’re all excited about getting on that field next year and playing alongside one another."
— OL Jack Topping on officially becoming an Army Black Knight today
OL Nick Kotok is all smiles as he is about to drop down his signature
OL Nick Kotok is all smiles as he is about to drop down his signature

OL, Nick Kotok (Direct)

In His Words: “It's an incredible feeling. I never thought twice about my decision and I know I will never regret it. Joining the Long Gray Line and becoming a Black Knight is truly an honor and a privilege. I couldn't have done it without my Head Coach Ryan Linn, my O-line Coach Neil Tkatch, and my lifting Coach Scotty Mac and the support and effort of my teammates. It's the best decision I've ever made.”

Rivals 2-star LB Cameron Hoelscher signs as he is surrounded by his parents and two brothers
Rivals 2-star LB Cameron Hoelscher signs as he is surrounded by his parents and two brothers

LB, Cameron Hoelscher

In His Words: “Makes me even more excited for the next chapter in life and the amazing opportunity to join the brotherhood.”

DE, Henry Janeway (Prep)

In His Words: “It feels great to have a new football family to be a part of. Playing D1 football has always been my dream and the fact that I just made it official is just so amazing.”

QB Shayne Buckingham
QB Shayne Buckingham

QB, Shayne Buckingham

In His Words: “It felt amazing to officially say I am a Black Knight. All my hard work finally paid off and I knew this was the best decision I could of made for my self and my family.”

Punter Zach Harding signs on the dotted line
Punter Zach Harding signs on the dotted line

Punter, Zach Harding

In His Words:

“It feels like I have made on of my best decisions ever that has now set me up for the rest of my life. I cannot wait to start.”

RB, Landry Songer

In His Words: “It feels like I’m following the path that God has set for me and all my family’s hard work and sacrifice is paying off. Time to make a new set of goals and work for a different purpose catered to the next level. I’m so honored to have this opportunity, now I gotta go make the most of it.”

Offensive lineman, Drew Kraatz
Offensive lineman, Drew Kraatz

DE, Drew Kraatz (Direct)

In His Words:

“Finally being a member of the brotherhood gives me a sense of pride. I don't think I could get anywhere else and makes me excited to show what I have to contribute to the Long Gray Line.”

Rivals 3-star LB Brandon Mays with his family at Pizza Gallery during his signing ceremony
Rivals 3-star LB Brandon Mays with his family at Pizza Gallery during his signing ceremony

LB, Brandon Mays (Prep)

In His Words:

“It's feels great to make it official and make a lifelong dream a reality.”

LB Evan Townsend-Henry
LB Evan Townsend-Henry

LB, Evan Townsend-Henry (Prep)

In His Words:

It feels great. Is like a sense of relief that all of my hard work is finally paying off and it is a blessing that I get to become apart of a brotherhood such as this one!


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