Just over two weeks ago, Nick Bennett picked up his first offer from Army. Now Bennett has decided…
More on Nick Bennett's Commitment
Nick Bennett: It feels great. Making my decision wasn't the part that took all of the stress off of my shoulders, getting the offer was what actually did it. I didn't know if I was even going to play football on the next level. All of the stress went away once I got that first offer from Army.
SM: What was the coaching staff's reaction whenever you informed them of your decision to join the Black Knights?
NB: They were very excited when I told them the news. They thought it was great that I wanted to be a Black Knight. Today in the mail I actually got letters from four of the coaches congratulating me on my decision, so that was pretty cool.
SM: What were some of the factors that helped you to decide that West Point was where you wanted to spend the next 4-5 years of your life?
NB: The academics are fantastic at Army, and academics are very high on my priority list. When I went up there over the summer I fell in love with the atmosphere, and the people up there. Those things pretty much helped me to decide that Army was where I wanted to be.
SM: Talk a little bit about how things got started between you and Army?
NB: When I had finish making my highlight tape in December, I sent it out to a ton of schools. Army was one of the main ones that I sent it to. After sending out my film, I followed up with several phone calls. That was pretty much how it all got started.
SM: Who has been primarily recruiting you from the Army Coaching Staff?
NB: Coach Smeland.
SM: What do you plan to study at Army?
NB: I would like to major in Economics
SM: Will you be a direct admit, or will you be attending the prep school?
NB: Coach Smeland told me that it's a 95% chance that I'd be a direct admit.
SM: Last question: Is there anything that you'd like to share with Army fans throughout the country?
NB: I can't wait to get up there and put on a show for everybody.
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