October 21, 2011

GBK Recruiting Update: Adcock, Zuttah & Bedell

Offensive lineman Garrett Adcock remains a hot prospect for the Black Knights of Army.

Adcock who is out of Dallas (TX) Dallas Christian High School has a solid interest in the Northeast school and stays in constant contact with the program.

"I talk to Coach Mumford (John) a lot, he's my recruiting coach with Army," says Adcock. "I talked to him pretty much on a weekly basis. Everything is going well there ... I'm just working on my file (application process) right now."

"There are on list schools that I'm really interested in and so I want to make sure that my file is open should that be the option I take. Pretty much everything is almost done."

The 6-foot-2, 288 pound Adcock visited West Point this summer on an unofficial football visit and he said it was an eye opener for and his dad. "It was great .... I had never been before and neither had my father," he shares.

"It was amazing. The tradition of everything up there. I heard about it, but never really experienced it before. The campus is definitely unique and I have seen anyone like it. The football facilities are top notch compared to anywhere across the country."

Along with touring the campus and football facilities, the Texas native had an opportunity to meet with several member of the Army coaching staff, including Head Coach, Rich Ellerson and the program's support staff.

"I spoke to the OL coach, Coach Mumford and I talked to Coach Ellerson for awhile," states Adcock. "We sat down with Coach Ellerson for about 20 minutes and met with Colonel Green, along with folks on the academic side. We took a tour of the campus which gave us a chance to meet and see everybody."

Right now Adcock is sitting on offers from Army, Air Force, Navy, Central Arkansas, Harvard, Bucknell, New Mexico State and Princeton.

Adcock, who plays both offense and defense, is not so caught in his recruiting that he knows that he has some unfinished business when it comes to his senior year of football. "Our season is going well," he says. "We are 2-0 in district and we are 5-2 overall."

Another lineman who may be creeping back onto the Army radar is AJ Zuttah.

The 6-foot-1, 290 lineman is a young man who the Black Knights targeted in 2010.

However, Zuttah opted to take the post grad prep route and is presently attending Cheshire Academy in Connecticut. 

Last week, coaches from Boston College were at his game and they are recruiting him as a defensive tackle.

According to Zuttah, Army was in on Thursday to speak with his coaches, specially head coach. "I'm keeping all my options open," Zuttah shared with GBK on Thursday.

He just told one of our guys that he hasn't heard from Army or Rutgers at all this season. Young Mr. Zuttah, who has deep football blood lines, has taken the initiative to get his highlights out to schools like NC State and Duke, where he hopes his recruiting will pickup.

His older brother, Jeff was one of the top offensive linemen in the nation his senior year of high school and committed to Stanford.  Unfortunately, sickle cell anemia ended his career.  

His middle brother, Jeremy attended Rutgers and is now starting on the offensive line of the Tampa Bay Bucs in the NFL.

Well, if you are recruiting top level offensive linemen, it only makes sense to compliment their blocking ability with quality talent at running back.

And that exactly what the Army staff is hoping will eventually happen with their efforts to pull in Stacey Bedell out of Mastic Beach (NY) William Floyd High School

When we first reported on Bedell, he was revising his recruiting after de-committing from his pledge to Villanova.

"I didn't feel like it was a great fit for me when I went up for my visit. I thought I made my decision too fast," shared Bedell, with Rivals.com Regional Analyst Mike Farrell back in early September.

On Thursday, Bedell shared with GoBlackKnights.com that things are moving along find with his recruiting, especially his interaction with the Army coaching staff.

"I'm suppose to visit Army on the 30th (October)," says Bedell. "I'm looking forward to the getting up there for the first time."

In addition to the Black Knights, Bedell indicated that he is starting to hear from a few other programs as well. "Boston College just came to my game last week and they talked to my coach. Temple is suppose to be coming up at the end of the month and Maryland called the day before yesterday."

The slick running back has been burning up the turf this season, where he has compiled 1,261 yards, 19 touchdowns on 83 carries for William Floyd, who is 5-1 on the season.

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