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November 23, 2014

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PREP FOOTBALL RECRUITING:

Navy lands another local football star

Prep Sports Now

The shady side of recruiting

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Steve Silver and Ray Brewer reveal the darker side of prep sports recruiting and announce some major news regarding some of the top football players in the valley.

Bishop Gorman offensive lineman Sam Womack verbally committed to Navy on Sunday during a recruiting visit.

He also had offers from Air Force, Southern Utah and San Diego, but he said the combination of academics and athletics at Navy was too good to pass up.

Navy was only school he visited. He cancelled trips to Air Force and Southern Utah.

"It was the perfect fit," Womack said. "That is an Ivy League type of education combined with good Division I football. They play big schools like Notre Dame every year, and I'm going to be part of the Army-Navy game."

Womack visited Navy with Faith Lutheran defensive back David Sperry, who also committed.

Womack will play for Navy's prep school squad next fall and have four years of eligibility after that. Navy does not red-shirt its athletes, but uses the prep squad to allow freshmen to gain experience and playing time.

"I like their linemen. They are athletic instead of big and fat," the 6-foot-4, 250 pound Womack said. "I will be able to get stronger on the prep team."

Womack, who started on Gorman's state championship team in 2007, was a second-team all-Sunset Region tackle last fall.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or [email protected].

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