Right Defensive Tackle
Starter: Richard Glover #98 So.
Back up: Joe Drummond #54 So.
Player to Watch: Mike Ugenyi #93 So
The maturation of Richard Glover (6-0, 247) provides the Black Knights with some much needed muscle on the interior of the defensive line. Glover has lost his baby fat this off season and is much quicker off the snap. In the spring game he was very active making five tackles and assisted on a sack. Glover, a sophomore, saw some limited time with the varsity as a plebe. He was the starting nose guard in 2010 at the United States Military Academy Prep School and last year on the JV team as a plebe. Glover possesses a stout, blocky build. He is powerful and has a short explosive leg drive. Glover is hard to move at the point of attack. Glover is surprisingly quick and tenacious and will get under and into an offensive lineman right off the snap.
Joe Drummond is a sophomore defensive tackle who missed spring practice because of shoulder surgery. He appeared in one varsity contest as a direct admit plebe and played for the JV team.
Drummond is a 6-3, 228 pound athletic lineman who has added 15 pounds since his senior year. Drummond is a young man with well-rounded talents. He was captain of his high school football and basketball teams, a top notch golfer, school senior class president and even a competitive Irish dancer. Drummond is a top competitor and a very tough, physical player. Joe offers good size, average speed and has good quickness off the mark. He played both fullback and linebacker in high school. The staff loves his upside and the way he is filling out his frame.
The player to watch is a familiar name to Black Knight football fans. Mike Ugenyi is the younger brother of former Army
defensive line standout Victor Ugenyi
(2006-2009). Ugenyi, like his brother, plays defensive tackle in the double eagle flex. The 6-3, 257 pound Ugenyi is also similar to his brother in that both were late bloomers. Victor was a 214 pound linebacker when he arrived at West Point. Mike has added nearly sixty pounds since his senior year in high school. He has good quickness and has filled out his once rangy frame. He is a hard worker in weight room. He still needs to upgrade his core strength and develop his lower body. Ugenyi posted two tackles for the Infantry in the spring game. He needs to remember to watch his pad level as he tends to play a little high.
Three Army Black Knight sophomores- Richard Glover, Joe Drummond, and Mike Ugenyi- all vied for playing time at right defensive tackle in the spring. Look inside for the projected starter, backup and player to watch.
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