Commitment Spotlight: Andrew King

Commitment Spotlight: Andrew King

Army added New York City's Andrew King to their recruiting class of 2012. The 6-foot, 200-pound running back/linebacker, from Flushing High School in Queens, was recently offered by the Black Knight coaching staff. It didn't take him long to make up his mind and get on board.


"Basically, the way it happened, Coach (Tucker) Waugh offered me a scholarship on January 5th," said Andrew King. "I looked into it and what it was like. Then I took an unofficial visit to the school last Monday and got to tour the campus and facilities."

After taking the two hour trek to West Point and back, King was impressed with what he saw and ready to make his decision.

"The academics are going to be challenging," King said. "They have mentors and professors there to help you succeed. Having that kind of support system in place is what got me. I'm very interested in the Military aspect. It's not just about fighting, but bettering yourself as a human being and protecting your country."

King rushed for 1,003 yards on 95 carries to average 10.56 yards-per-carry with 12 touchdowns during his senior season. He made 75 tackles at linebacker, two interceptions, one sack, and a forced fumble. King scored four defensive touchdowns by way of two fumble recoveries, a strip, and a pick six.

"At running back I have good field vision and hit the hole hard," King said. "This year I played middle linebacker on defense. I did a good job stopping the run, filling gaps, and playing at a low pad level. I also felt like I improved on my reads. Most of all I improved as a leader."

King was named All-City at running back by both the New York Post and the New York Daily News. The Army coaches aren't sure where King will play. Coming in they like him at outside linebacker or slotback.

"I just want to play and contribute," said King. "The football tradition at West Point is great. I can't wait to be part of the Black Knight program, make a name for myself and build my own legacy."

A three year starter at Flushing, King helped the Red Devils to a 5-4 record and a berth in the New York City's Public School Athletic League playoffs. He's currently wrestling at the 195-pound weight class.

King says he plans on taking his official visit to West Point the weekend of January 27th.

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