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Navy Out-Recruits Academy Rivals

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Navy's recent history of owning its service academy rivals is one of the main things that attracted quarterback D.J. Sargenti to Annapolis. Now, Sargenti and the rest of Navy's incoming class of recruits want to make sure they keep the Midshipmen's ship steaming ahead of Army and Air Force. The up-and-coming Mids hope to keep the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy victories and bowl appearances coming.

"We know we have some big shoes to fill," said Sargenti, from Ridgefield (N.J.) High. "But it is very important to keep (the CIC) Trophy in our hands. That's something the recruits I keep in touch have mentioned." Sargenti, who is 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, fell under the radar of many schools. Ridgefield, which runs a spread option, Sargenti said, has taken its licks over the years. His size turned...

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