Army Signing Day Review: WR, OL, Kickers

Kicker Ralphie Freibert

ArmySports.com continues its review of the 2012 Black Knight signing class. Today we look at Army's wide receiver, offensive line and kicker signees. The Army staff has worked hard to improve team speed and after watching Joe Walker's highlight video you'll see a good example of the results. The Black Knight staff also picked up some solid offensive linemen and two outstanding kickers.

With both of last year's starters at wide receiver graduating and not much help expected from last year's incoming prep team this is a position of need for the Black Knights. Army landed some solid receivers who offer the size needed to block on the perimeter in the Black Knights triple option scheme.

Edgar Poe is a 6-4, 205 pound wide receiver from Vail, Arizona. Hopefully he'll have better success at West Point than the poet with the same name. Poe caught 42 passes for 764 yards and scored 12 touchdowns last season. He chose Army over offers from Air Force, Western Kentucky and South Dakota State.



Joe Walker (6-0, 185) is a fast wide receiver from Georgia who was a two way player in high school. The two star recruit was signed by Clarence Holmes and will attend the prep school.



Xavier Moss from Houston, Texas is another receiver who offers nice size at 6-2, 190 pounds. Moss was also a track star for Westside High School.



Up front, Army needs to replace two senior starters who were key players on a unit that paved the way for Army to set an all-time team record for rushing yards in a single season.

At guard one of the new recruits is Khodada Kia a two way lineman who is 6 feet tall and weighs 270 pounds. Kia was an All-League Pacific Coast lineman for Beckman high school in Irvine, Calif.

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Local product James Meagher is a 6-3, 285 pound offensive line man from Pawling, New York. He chose Army over an offer from San Diego. He also had offers from Cal, Boise State and Nevada to walk-on.

Anthony Peterson is an offensive lineman from Moorpark, California who will be joining his brother who already attends West Point.



At tackle Niko Schillaci is from Memorial high school in Texas. Schillaci helped Memorial win its third consecutive area championship while playing left tackle. He also played tight end during his high school career and was a long snapper.



Army has been able to successfully target some legitimate Division I talent that had fallen off other programs recruiting radar due to injuries over the last two seasons. One such player is Ammon Tuimaunei. He is a two way lineman from Wilsonville high school in Oregon. The powerfully built 6-2, 275 lineman was being recruited by Utah, Arizona State and Fresno State until he broke his foot midway through his senior year. He will attend USMAPS this fall.



With the graduation of inconsistent kicker Alex Carlton the Black Knights need a replacement. Ralph Friebert is a kicker and punter from Jesuit high school in New Orleans, Louisiana who will join the program. Friebert was a two-time all-state punter who made 27 field goals in his career.



Cale Brewer is another place kicking recruit who is a good athlete for a kicker. Brewer (6-1, 180) hails from Prosper, Texas where he was the starting kicker for three seasons. He was also captain of his soccer team. Brewer earned First team All-District honors last season.



As always, this list will not be complete until R day. Next ArmySports.com will look at the Black Knight's 2012 defensive recruits that plan to join the program.

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