May 10, 2012
New Jersey CB, has strong interest in Army
It doesn't matter if it's at the high school, college or even the NFL level, finding a top tier cornerback is one of the most challenging positions to fill for any recruiter.
As such, the Black Knights continue to go after talent out of neighboring New Jersey and the Hun School in Princeton (NJ) has been one program that appears to have caught the attention of the Army coaching staff.
This time it's cornerback Abdul Majeed, who like teammate and offensive lineman Hunter Knighton have shown up on Army's recruiting radar.
Although Majeed is still looking for his first offer, he is capturing the attention of tons of colleges, with the hopes that his initial offer is just around the corner. "I'm hearing from Penn State, Rutgers, BC, Army, Navy, Georgia Tech, Duke, Arkansas, Maryland and Wake Forest a little bit," says the two way players, who is looking to make his rounds to various campuses this summer.
"I plan on visiting Georgia Tech, Penn State, Rutgers .... basically all the schools I mentioned, I want to visit this summer."
At Hun, Majeed plays cornerback, slotback and receiver. Although it appears that the defensive side of the ball is where most colleges are projecting Majeed to play the 5-foot-10, 175 pounder, who also has registered milage touching the ball offensively and personally would not discount the opportunity to do so in college. "I think I can play at any of the position they want me to play at the next level," says Majeed. "If it helps contribute to the team, I will play that role."
"When we go into an "I" formation set, I start at running back, but if we start in the spread then I start at the slot receiver."
Majeed has been working diligently to raise physical skills and hence his stock, where the athlete ran indoor track (55M) with a personal best of 6.7, along with playing lacrosse. "I'm also working with speed trainer once a week and I also our team's workout and I'm working hard on my footwork," announces Majeed, who shared that he models his game after one the NFL's best cornerbacks.
"I like Darrell Revis," adds the student-athlete, who maintains a 3.8 GPA. "He's aggressive although he's not that big, but plays like he's big. He's not afraid to get in the receiver's head and in their face, but yet play his game."
"So what is it that Majeed is looking for in a college? "I want to go somewhere where there is very good academics and good football versus a place where it's just about football," he adds. "A place where I feel at home and not to feel uncomfortable."
For Majeed, he was quick to point out that Army has many of the qualites that he is searching for. "Going to school like West Point is like going to any other school in my mind," offers Majeed. "If I go there I'm going to play football and I'm going to school, along with doing the commitment after and if that's what I had to do, I would suck it up and do it."
Hun's Head Coach Dave Dudek, also feels that Army or any of the academies could be a solid fit for Majeed.
"At Army, he would be a pure corner or an A back," shares Dudek. "He's got some speed, some jiggle and a very good player. He's interested in both (Army & Navy), but hasn't been offered by either yet. Army was down recently to watch him work out and they liked what they saw."
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