Pre-Season All-Service Academy Team Revealed

Scout.com assembled a panel to put together an All-Service Academy Pre-Season Football Team. Navy, Air Force and Army experts all provided input. Today, we will be revealing the First Team and Honorable Mention selections for the Offense. Defense and Special Teams will come out next week. If you would like to sound-off on the choices, send an email to David Ausiello at Offtheyard@gmail.com.

First Team Offense

 

QB:     Shaun Carney                        Air Force

Comments: This was a tough call for the panel as Carney was pushed by Navy's Kaheaku-Enhada, but at this point in their careers, Carney still has the better arm and he will finally have a chance to display it.

 

RB:     Reggie Campbell                   Navy

Comments: Campbell was the only unanimous pick at running back and for good reason.  Navy's offensive captain is the most exciting player in service academy football right now.

 

RB:     Adam Ballard                         Navy

Comments: One panelist thought that Ballard may not be the best fullback at Navy, but there is no denying that linebackers aren't looking forward to seeing him during the game.

 

RB:     Mike Viti                                Army

Comments:  You really can't put this team together and leave Viti off it.  He is the heart and soul of the Army team.  Although he won't gain Ballard-like yardage this year, look for Army to get him the ball more.

 

WR:    Jeremy Trimble                      Army

Comments: By far the best wide receiver at any service academy.  His speed and agility will be major assets for whomever Army chooses to put behind center.

 

WR:    Chad Hall                                Air Force

Comments: Chances are with Calhoun's new offensive scheme and Carney's arm, Hall could very well lead all service academy receivers in catches and yardage.  Don't be surprised to see him run the ball too.

 

TE:      Justin Larson                          Army

Comments: Is it possible Army's new offensive wrinkles could include involving Larson more in the offense?  If so, Larson could prove to be a nice way to open more opportunities for Trimble.

 

OT:     Blaine Guenther                     Air Force

Comments: Our line features 3 players who will be playing center this year, so we put Guenther, Air Force's best lineman back at his natural position.   

 

OG:     Ben Gabbard                          Navy

Comments: At 6'4", 300 pounds, Ben has nice size for a service academy team and his experience should help maintain Navy as one of the top three rushing teams in the country.  

 

C:        Trey Miranne                         Army

Comments: Army needs Miranne to hold together a line that will be replacing three starters.  Although ranked behind Harper and Guenther, his placement on the first team should not be a surprise.

 

OG:     Antron Harper                        Navy  

Comments: Everyone had Harper on their first team and can you blame them?  Ask Coach Johnson who his best lineman is and he'll say Harper without hesitation.  He may be the best player on the entire Navy team.

 

OT:     Josh Meek                              Navy

Comments:  Meek got the very slight edge here over Army's Ray Zelenak based on his size and the overall success of Navy's rushing attack.  Meek will be pushed by teammate Paul Bridgers who had a solid spring.

 

Honorable Mention

 

QB:      Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada   Navy

RB:      Shun White                               Navy   

OT:      Ray Zelenak                             Army

OG:      Nick Charles                            Air Force

OG:      Caleb Morris                            Air Force

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