Evan Finnane, defensive tackle/nose guard from St. Edward Central Catholic in Elgin, Ill., talks …
Army Signing Day Review: Defensive Line
After last year's defensive line struggles the staff has done an excellent job adding size and talent up front. We discussed last month some of these defensive line recruits. Lance Baggett (6-1, 250) from Chicago Military Institute in Chicago, Illinois is the brother of freshman running back Terry. Lance Baggett could project to quick end in the double eagle flex scheme.
Another brother of a current Black Knight football player who is joining the program is Evan Finnane. Finnane (6-2, 260) chose Army over Air Force. Last season Finnane made 56 tackles and posted four sacks for St. Edward high school in Illinois.
Todd Blatnik is a physical 6-2, 282 pound defensive tackle from Wisconsin that has the size and strength to play nose tackle at Army. Blatnik was an excellent shot putter in high school as well as an All-Conference defensive tackle.
Stefan Moreau is a 6-3, 235 pound defensive end from Armagh high school in Pennsylvania. Moreau was a district champion in the shot put. On the football field he was named to the first team All-Johnstown Area.
Jack Hanley is another Army defensive tackle recruit who chose the Black Knights over an offer from Air Force. Hanley is a 6-3, 265 tackle from Concord, Ohio who made 50 tackles last year and recorded five sacks.
After signing day Lofi Tamasese (6-2, 290) from Daly City's Jefferson High school in California committed. Tamasese was an All-League player who was waiting on a Cal offer that never materialized. He can play both nose tackle or offensive line.
Since our article last month Army has added three more defensive line recruits. Colby Enegren (6-3, 242) is a defensive end from Xaverian Brothers high school in Massachusetts. Enegren played both defensive end and fullback. He has good speed (4.8 forty yard dash) and moves well. Enegren is a competitive weight lifter who can bench press over 300 pounds and has dead lifted over 550 pounds as a high school junior.
Desmond Jarman is a 6-3, 220 defensive end from Cincinnati, Ohio who looks like a Division I football player. Jarman is well built, runs well and demonstrates pass rush ability. A champion wrestler, he plays with leverage and is very strong. He looks like the ideal quick end in the double eagle flex defense. Desmond was a teammate of fellow Army recruit, fullback Aaron Kemper.
Joel Ragazzo is a 6-4, 220 pound defensive end from Spanaway Bethel high school in Washington. Ragazzo chose Army over offers from Eastern Washington, Georgia State and North Dakota. Last season he made 75 tackles, posted 10 sacks and blocked seven field goals.
Next ArmySports.com will take a look at the 2012 linebacker signees.
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