May 15, 2012
Joey Anglemire talks about his offer from Army
It was another sunny, 82-degree afternoon in Hawaii when GoBlackKnights.com caught up by phone with Joey Anglemire, an offensive lineman from Mililani High.
But a recent day in paradise was unlike any other for the 6-foot-4, 275-pounder. That was when the Class of 2013 prospect picked up his first college scholarship offer from Army.
"I wasn't expecting it, so I'm very appreciative," Anglemire said. "I was pretty excited. I want to learn more about Army. I'm interested, but I'm also keeping an open mind about other schools."
Army is still his only offer, but he has plenty of interest from other schools. He has taken an unofficial visit to Hawaii, an Arizona State recruiter was on Mililani's campus and Oregon and Washington State have invited him to summer camps.
Army defensive coordinator Payam Saadat has the plum assignment of Hawaii as recruiting turf, and he recently visited Miliani's campus to speak with Anglemire and teammate Dakota Turner (6-foot-3, 245), a tight end/defensive end who also has an offer from the Black Knights.
"Coach Saadat talked about West Point, the prep school and the Army football program," Anglemire said. "He told me he was impressed with my highlight film. We talked again the other day on the phone."
Anglemire, who played basketball when he was younger and was too big for Pop Warner football weight restrictions, said he has been focused on maintaining his quick feet from his basketball days now that he's gaining weight. He played at 240 pounds as a junior, but he is up to 275 this spring.
"I've been hitting the weights, eating the right food and I still do a lot of running," Anglemire said. "I want to improve y strength but still keep my quickness. I'm quicker than most guys my size and can get around them. I want to put on good weight and not just weight. I also want to take on more of a leadership role this year."
He also has been known as a versatile offensive lineman in high school career, which obviously plays well with the attributes the Black Knights' coaching staff looks for in their linemen.
"I've played tackle, guard and center," he said. "They move me around where they need me. They talked about also playing me on defense last year, but my position coach only wanted me to play offense."
Anglemire said Mililani was a passing team last year, but the Trojans have a new offensive coordinator who is installing a run-oriented offense for his senior season.
"I like passing blocking, but I also like run blocking," Anglemire said. "I like to get after a guy and dominate him. The offense (run vs. pass) won't be a factor in the school I pick."
GoBlackKnights.com will continue to follow Anglemire's throughout his senior campaign.
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