February 11, 2009

Williams and Austin are ready to go for Army

When wide receiver Scott Williams from Orange County (CA) Orange Lutheran HS attended the Army football camp on June 21st, it was just a few days later that he became the 2nd commitment of the Black Knights Class of 2009.

Why did the 5-foot-10, 180 pounder give his verbal to Army so early? "I was always interested in Army and after visiting the campus, it was amazing … I'm full go and once February is here, I'm ready to sign it and go," shared a laughing Williams with GoBlackKnights.com on July 19th.

Fast forward and let's see how Williams' signing ceremony turned out. "Actually, we didn't have one," shares a laughing, but somewhat baffled Williams. "We have two other players who signed that day; Terrence Brown (Stanford) and Gabe Lemon (San Diego State). We are having a big ceremony on the 17th, but why it was pushed off; I'm not sure … we were all confused."

None the less, the swift receiver signed and faxed his document over the Army football office and is officially a Black Knight. Williams shared with GBK.com how excited he is to get started with his Army football career and has actually been in contact with future teammate, Jeremiah McKibbins out of Encino (CA) Crespi High School.

The USMAPS bound Williams pulled in 71 receptions for 900 yard and 7 touchdowns this past season for Orange Lutheran, which runs an option oriented offense.

Another receiver who will be hitting the West Point campus very soon is speedy Brian Austin. With offers from Bowling Green and Northeastern, along with walk-on offers from Maryland and Pittsburg, Austin was sold on Army and never looked back.

Since the coaching change at Army, Austin's has been in communication with Coach Bill Tripp and has developed a good relationship. "Coach Tripp told me that they see me at either receiver or slot back," shares Austin. "I prefer receiver, but I will play where they need me and he said that I could come in and get some time early at punt returner.

The 5-foot-9, 165 pound Austin is a direct admit into West Point.

GoBlackKnights.com congratulates Scott Williams & Brian Austin for becoming part of the Army Black Knight Class of 2009.

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