January 26, 2012

GBK Recruiting Notebook

Antonio Perez

Although Perez committed to Idaho last week, the 6-foot-3, 225 talented defensive end says that he doesn't want to have any regrets for not having seen West Point up close and persona. Hence, he will be flying out on Friday and making his first visit to Army.

"If I get there and thought that it's a better fit for me then Idaho, I would have to rethink my recruiting," shared Perez, who could project as a linebacker at the next level.

Sam Jowers

It was uncertain if Jowers would visit Army last weekend, but the 6-foot-3, 275 defensive tackle was able to make his way north and loved it.

"I took my visit this past weekend (1/20) and it was awesome," shared the prospect out of Atlanta (Ga.), who was hosted on his visit by frosh safety, Addison Holstein. "We had a great time and he's cool. I learned a lot, it's an incredible campus and it's just an incredible place."

On Saturday, Jowers joined other prospects who were on campus to receive the full red carpet tour of West Point and all that it has to offer, beyond just the football venue.

"We saw everything," he adds. "From the people there and what they do, it's incredible. There football facilities match up with anyone's in the country. They have an incredible indoor (football field), the stadium is huge and the weight room is awesome."

"I met a lot of ex-football players that were still in the Army that were teaching at West Point, all these guys make it a special place."

Jowers will be heading to Georgia this weekend for an official, where he has a preferred walk-on offer from the Bull Dogs. "Right now I have all many of my schools even .... I can't say right now that I like one more than the other," he says. "I would say that Georgia and Georgetown are a little bit higher."

Ben Kramer

For the 6-foot-2, 185 pound versatile athlete out of Ottumwa (Iowa) Ottumwa High School who has already visited Army, his stated that his decision time is right around the corner.

"I'm still uncommitted right now," states Kramer, who has offers from Army and South Dakota. "It's pretty even right now. I'm looking to make his decision next week."

Daniel Gonzales

The Vail (Ariz.) Cienega High School prospect visited Army last weekend and now it's down to two school.

"My visit to Army went really well," declares Gonzales, who will be taking an official visit to Navy this upcoming weekend."

When asked which school he is leaning towards, he offered up this response. "It's about 50-50 between Army and Navy," added Gonzales, who's primary position in high school was defensive end, but it appears that both schools are recruiting him at linebacker.

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