May 17, 2012
Brennan talks offer from Black Knights
Army appears to be in attack mode when it comes to recruiting top quality offensive line talent. With 3-star prospect Patrick Joseph already scheduled to make an unofficial visit to West Point on June 12th & 13th, as well as the Black Knights recently extending an offer to Joey Anglemire ... who's next?
Well this time around Army threw the net around their home state of New York and reach northward to the Poughkeepsie region to pledge their interest as they extended an offer on Wednesday to Devlin Brennan out of Our Lady of Lourdes.
"I was offered this morning by William Tripp who is the O-line coach at Army," shares the 6-foot-3, 275 pounder. He called over the phone and actually talked to my father first because I was in school."
"When my dad called and told me about the offer, he was pretty excited and I was excited myself, I was pretty surprised. I wasn't expecting it at all, because I just met with Coach Tripp recently."
"I was elated," confirms Rob Brennan, Devlin's dad. "West Point is a great school and we're a military family going back to WWI. What can you say, it's one of the greatest schools in the world.
However, later that afternoon the Empire State prospect eventually caught up with the Army coach to discuss next possible steps. "He talked to me about me visiting, learn more about the program and honestly, I'm pretty excited, this is my first college offer," states Brennan.
According to Brennan, it didn't take the Black Knights' staff long to determine he was someone they really wanted in the program. "I met with Coach Tripp about a week and a half ago, where he watched my film recently with Head Coach Rich Ellerson and that's when they offered me," shares Brennan.
It's no surprise with Brennan's family roots in the military and being in reasonable proximity to the West Point campus, he has already become familiar with the historic school,
"I've been to West Point several time, but not for football," he reveals. "I go their regularly. We are a military family, we get all the passes and go onto the campus."
My dad is a Navy man ... kind of a conflict," chuckles Brennan, who maintains a 3.9 GPA.
Brennan, who's primary position at Our Lady of Lourdes is center, which is where most colleges are recruiting him, pointed out that Syracuse seems to be showing the strongest interest outside of his offer from Army.
Like most prospect, Brennan has to find the medium between exposing his talents to college coaches, as well preparing for his senior football season. "I'm just lifting weights, trying to get in shape and getting for the one day camps that I plan on attending," says Brennan, who's favorite player is Colts center, Jeff Friday. "I go to a training facilities called Northstar Sports, where I go 2-3 times a week. I work on my technic and footwork there."
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