July 4th is a day to honor the armed forces for their service they have provided, and one future military member decided to announce what school he would be attending as well as playing college football.
Beau English plays quarterback for DeMatha Catholic in Maryland, and announced on July 3 that his choices would be down to Navy, Army or Air Force.
English did mention a desire to stay near home and that looked to benefit the Midshipmen, but he decided to head West and play for Air Force.
The 6-foot-2, 210 pound dual-threat quarterback was not recruited highly and in addition to his offers of the service academies he had interest from FCS schools like Robert Morris, Cornell and Howard.
Service academy players are never rated all that highly so seeing the Falcons land a two-star dual-threat quarterback is pretty much the norm.
Normally, this commitment would not be given a lot of attention but with English deciding to commit not only on July 4th but to a service academy giving his commitment an extra bump in publicity.
He does play for one of the best high school programs in the country and is considered in MaxPreps top 25 programs at 19 heading into the 2016 season.
DeMatha Catholic also has the nation’s best defensive end in Chase Young and running back Anthony McFarland who has offers from Alabama, Florida State, Texas A&M, Georgia and all of the heavyweights.
This added exposure will allow more exposure for English and have more coaches see what he can do, and if larger schools show interest in the fall there is a possibility he may question his commitment to Air Force.
Everyone loves to be liked and there will be plenty of chances for English to show what he can do in front of bigger programs.
Here are his highlights.