Augustine Commits to Army and 40-Year Decision


Army received major news last night when Collins Hill senior linebacker Jomier Augustine committed. The 2018 linebacker, who made Gwinnett County Honorable Mention, was a leading tackler in the county last year with right under 100 tackles.

He chose the Black Knights over offers from several FCS colleges including schools like The Citadel, Gardner-Webb and Howard. Army was the first school to offer, and its academic prestige along with the chance to play at the FBS level separated it from the competition. The 2018 star defender said as much, too. “Army stood out because of the great academics and (the opportunity to play) at the highest level of football at the same time.”

A lot of FBS colleges were showing interest in Augustine, but with his senior season just a few weeks away, he was ready to make a decision. With his commitment made, Augustine can now focus on the upcoming season, and the powerful linebacker certainly has lofty goals. “My goal is to receive All-State accolades and lead the county in tackles,” he said.

Army is getting a player with a very high motor in Augustine. He absolutely loves contact and making big hits, and he has a passion for the sport of football. The 2018 recruit worked tirelessly every offseason to improve his game and is a dedicated worker in the weight room (340-pound bench press) as well. He has instincts for the game, reading the play quickly right at the snap, and before you know it, he is plugging a would-be hole formed by the offensive line.

Augustine is also a very good student, sporting a 3.71 GPA. He is a high-character teammate who does everything his coaches ask of him. This season, he will be slotted to play his usual middle linebacker spot, but he will also be playing fullback on offense. Now players on both sides of the ball will have to look out for one of Augustine’s thunderous hits.

Over the last few years, Augustine has seen the highs and lows of college recruiting and become very familiar with the process. He shared the knowledge he gained during the recruiting experience. “My advice to future recruits is to take their time and don’t feel pressured—just have fun during this process!”

With his commitment, Army now has 16 verbals for the 2018 recruiting class. Amazingly, he is the first player from the state of Georgia to commit to Army, but we expect that number to shoot up this fall with amount of Peach State offers they have sent out.



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