Ellerson Announces 2011 Incoming Freshmen

Rich Ellerson welcomed 55 new players to the Army football team on Monday.

Rich Ellerson welcomed 55 new players to the Army football team on Monday.

June 27, 2011

West Point, N.Y. - - Army head football coach Rich Ellerson welcomed the newest members of the Army football program on Monday as the Academy's Class of 2015 reported to West Point for Reception Day.

Of the 55 new Black Knights that began their West Point experience on Monday, 25 are directly from the high school ranks while 30 played football at the U.S. Military Academy Prep School (USMAPS) in 2010.

Twenty-five states from all geographic locations are represented in the 2011 recruiting class. California and Texas lead the way with six players each, while New York and Wisconsin each produced five Army newcomers. Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois and Washington boast three members of this year's incoming class.

The signees are split almost equally between offense and defense. Twenty-six players are slated for the offensive side of the ball, 28 are currently assigned to the defense and one player will be utilized on special teams. Both lines are the biggest beneficiaries with 11 defensive linemen and 10 offensive linemen joining the Black Knights. Defensively, the group includes 10 defensive backs and seven linebackers, while on offense there are eight running backs, four quarterbacks and four wide receivers.

The Black Knights begin their 122nd season on Sept. 3 at Northern Illinois. Army makes it 2011 home debut the following week when it hosts San Diego State.

Single-game and season tickets for the 2011 season are now on sale. Fans can secure their seats on-line , call the Army Athletics Ticket Office at 1-877-TIX-ARMY or in-person by visiting the Army Box Office located in the lobby of the Holleder Center.

The ticket price for individual seats for the San Diego State, Northwestern and Fordham games is $32. The Tulane game, this year's homecoming contest, is priced at $38.

Fans wishing to arrange group outings to West Point during the 2011 season can also make their ticket purchases. Groups of 20-or-more will receive substantial discounts off the regular individual game ticket prices. For the San Diego State, Northwestern and Fordham games, groups can purchase tickets for just $21 per seat. For the Homecoming matchup versus Tulane on Oct. 1, group tickets are $30 per seat.

In addition to purchasing tickets, groups wishing to organize a tailgate at West Point can contact Janine Roszkowski in the Directorate for Cadet Activities at (845) 938-7732 or Janine.roszkowski@usma.edu.

2011 season ticket packages start at just $79 for the "Coach E's Army" section located in the southwest corner of Michie Stadium. A sideline season ticket is priced at $128. Packages for the 2011 season include Army's four games at Michie Stadium. In addition, season-ticket holders will have priority to purchase seats for the Black Knights' game versus Rutgers.

When purchasing tickets, fans should also be aware of the adjustment to Army A Club giving levels for the 2011 football season. These updated tiers include new Michie Stadium parking guidelines designed to enhance parking efficiency and improve the game day experience for all fans attending games at West Point.

2011 Army Football Schedule

2011 Plebe Roster

NamePos.Ht.Wt.Hometown/High School
Akintunde AkinniyiDB6-1 195 Carrollton, Texas/Creekview (USMAPS)
Billy AllenOL6-1 260 Garden City, N.Y./Garden City
A.J. ArmstrongLB6-1 230 Neenah, Wis./Neenah (USMAPS)
Marques AveryDB6-1 180 Pasco, Wash./Pasco (USMAPS)
Geoffrey BaconDB6-0 190 Milwaukee, Wis./Riverside (USMAPS)
Terry BaggettRB6-1 200 Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young
Nick BennettOL6-1 270 Louisville, Ky./Eastern
Rob BickelOL6-4 230 Dallas, Texas/Parish Episcopal (USMAPS)
Michael CermakLB6-0 200 Maryville, Tenn./Heritage (USMAPS)
Gino DeBartoloQB6-2 205 Kenosha, Wis./Mary D. Bradford
Larry DixonRB6-0 220 Bremerton, Wash./Olympic (USMAPS)
Collin DownsQB6-2 205 Lincolnville, Maine/Camden Hills
Jacob DrozdDL6-3 215 Seymour, Conn./Seymour (USMAPS)
Joe DrummondDL6-3 215 Pittsford, N.Y./The Charles Finney School
Brady EarnhardtLB5-8 205 Old Hickory, Tenn./Mount Juliet (USMAPS)
David EvansOL6-3 260 Sauquoit, N.Y./Sauquoit Valley Central
Jim ForgraveLB5-10 200 Millersville, Pa./Hempfield (USMAPS)
Stephen FraserRB5-10 185 Tucson, Ariz./Sabino (USMAPS)
Kendal FrederickDB6-1 185 Fort Wayne, Ind./R. Nelson Snider
Ryan GibeleyOL6-0 250 Boxford, Mass./Brooks School
Tony GiovannelliRB6-0 180 Chatham, Ill./Glenwood
Richard Glover Jr. DL 6-0 270 Katy, Texas/Cinco Ranch (USMAPS)
Austin GorgeOL 6-4 265 Fishers, Ind./Fishers (USMAPS)
Tom HickelOL 6-3 260 Danville, Calif./De La Salle (USMAPS)
Julian HollowayDL 6-2 200 Waverly, Ala./Auburn (USMAPS)
Addison HolsteinDB 6-2 195 Lecanto, Fla./Lecanto
Michael HudsonQB 6-3 208 Urbandale, Iowa/Dowling (USMAPS)
Marcus JacksonRB 5-11 180 Rome, Ga./Pepperell (USMAPS)
Lamar Johnson-HarrisDB 5-9 175 Milwaukee, Wis./Nicolet (USMAPS)
Jay JolliffeLB 5-10 200 El Paso, Texas/Chapin (USMAPS)
R.J. KaiserDL 6-1 207 Fayetteville, N.C./Jack Britt
James KellyDL 6-3 220 Thornton, Colo./Community Christian School
Chevaughn LawrenceWR 6-3 190 Fairview Heights, Ill./O'Fallon Township (USMAPS)

Jonathan LehmanWR 6-1 175 Brookfield, Wis./Brookfield East
Colin LinkulLB 6-0 200 St. Louis, Mo./Saint Louis Priory School
Ross McDonaldLB 6-3 210 Avon, Conn./Avon
Todd McDonaldOL 5-11 253 Yorba Linda, Calif./Esperanza (USMAPS)
Ryan MorganWR 5-11 170 Ramona, Calif./Ramona (USMAPS)
Justin NewmanWR 6-3 195 Laveen, Ariz./Mountain View
Chris OutingDL 6-5 250 West Point, N.Y./James I. O'Neill (USMAPS)
Logan PearceDB 6-0 190 North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton
Hayden PierceDB 6-3 180 Yorba Linda, Calif./Esperanza (USMAPS)
Ryan PowisOL 6-0 257 Midlothian, Va./James River (USMAPS)
Stephen RicciardiRB 6-0190 West Harrison, N.Y./Harrison
Derek SanchezDL 6-3 215 Reno, Nev./Bishop Manogue
Angel Santiago Jr.QB 5-11175 Fontana, Calif./Etiwanda (USMAPS)
Lawrence ScottRB 5-11 190 Ballwin, Mo./Parkway South
Stephen ShumakerOL 6-0280 Milford, Conn./Notre Dame (USMAPS)
Trenton TurrentineRB 5-9209 Keller, Texas/Central (USMAPS)
Mike UgenyiDL 6-3 230 Fairburn, Ga./North Springs (USMAPS)
Mark Van KoppDL 6-3 230 Bakersfield, Calif./Bakersfield
Jacob Watts DL 6-1 189 Mesa, Ariz./Desert Ridge
Zach Williams SPCL 6-1 172 Garden Ridge, Texas/Canyon
Issac Winters DB 5-9 175 Spanaway, Wash./Graham-Kapowsin (USMAPS)
Duran Workman DB 6-0 205 Charleston, W.Va./George Washington
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