In 2004 Nic Sabellico
rushed for 682 yards on 56 carries and had 17 touchdowns. This in an option offense that featured two other runningbacks who gained over 1,000 yards. A two-way player, Sabellico also excelled at defensive back garnering 68 tackles, 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery.
ArmySports.com: What are some of the things that attracted you to the Academy? What position will you play at the Academy?
Nic Sabellico: The Academy is the best place for me. I have attended New Mexico Military Institute for two years now, and I feel that being in a strict military environment is best for me. I also want to become an Army officer. I played running back here, and strong safety. My coach believes I will end up playing defense when I get there, but as of now, I am recruited for the running back position.
ArmySports.com: What schools recruited you the heaviest? Which one
Nic Sabellico: Being in a smaller district of New Mexico, it was hard to get people to notice me. A few colleges send some letters but nothing to official and no offers. A few D-3 colleges back home (Massachusetts) seemed pretty interested but the Academy was the school I wanted to go to and recruited me the most.
ArmySports.com: Did you visit the Academy?
Nic Sabellico: I took a tour of the Academy, and I have a few friends up there now. There were no real official visits but since then I have talked to Coach Miller and he is setting up a tour.
ArmySports.com: What were some of the postseason honors you
received (like All-district, state etc)?
Nic Sabellico: I received for my senior year the awards of All-District running back, second team defense for the secondary, second team All-State running back, and Most Inspirational Player award from the other teammates.
ArmySports.com: What's your max bench, 40 speed?
Nic Sabellico: My max bench is only 285 and that was last summer. My 40 time is a 4.57 which was also last summer (2004)
ArmySports.com: Will you go straight to the Academy or will you go
to the Prep School
Nic Sabellico: I will be attending the Prep School first.
ArmySports.com: What other sports did you participate in during
Nic Sabellico: I have participated in wrestling for two years and track for four years.
ArmySports.com: Did you talk to coach Bobby Ross?
Nic Sabellico: I have not talked to coach Bobby Ross. I talk to coach Miller pretty often.
Photos provided by Nic Sabellico.
ArmySports.com talked with future Cadet Nic Sabellico. Sabellico is a running back/ defensive back from powerful New Mexico Military Academy. Nic will be attending the United States Military Academy Prep School in the fall.