The Air Force Falcons find themselves in serious competition with the Navy and Army military academies for recruits each and every year. So, when the Falcons can flip a commitment from one of their two Commander-in-Chief rivals it makes for a good day. The Falcons had just this type of day this past week.
William James, a senior quarterback from Morgan Park High School in the Chicago area is a dual threat quarterback who changed his mind about Army because he couldn't get a recruiting trip to the beautiful Colorado Springs academy out of his mind. Another factor in favor for the Falcons is that they open up their offense and pass the ball much more than Army, and James has visions of the NFL running through his dreams. James passed for 947 yards this past season and ran for another 1,008 this season and has bigger than usual size for a Falcon quarterback at 6'2 and 220 pounds. That size is similar to Tim Jefferson, one of Head Coach Troy Calhoun's first recruits at the Academy.
Air Force has recruited a fair amount of quarterbacks this class cycle, with Elite 11 participant Ryan Brand leading the way for the Falcons. But, Air Force has a tendency to recruit high school quarterbacks and switch their positions. James, however, offers them a rare breed of quarterback seldom seen at Air Force.
James also mentioned that his flipping his commitment to Air Force has led another Army commit in Toure Wallace to change his mind as well. Wallace is a 6', 185 pound running back/safety who attended Vocational High School.
Have a look at Williams' highlights.