One of the most determined, hard runners in the state of Georgia committed to Army tonight. Trevor Gear from Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy made his official commitment tonight when he Tweeted:
Very Blessed and Excited to say that I have COMMITTED to West Point!Thank you to everyone who has been with me throughout this process.??⚔️ pic.twitter.com/tLio5Hn7vc
— Trevor Gear (@trevoo20) February 1, 2017
Gear’s commitment comes off the heels of his official visit last weekend, where former 2012 ELCA football player Joe Walker toured him around the campus. The athletic back had 11 other offers and chose the Black Knights over schools like Toledo, Miami (OH), Old Dominion, Ball State and several more FBS/FCS programs. In large part his decision was based off his potential success at the B-back position in the Army offense.
The 2x first team All-State running back perfectly fits the mold of Army’s spread triple option attack, where taking the dive with his hard-nosed running style will become second nature. Gear’s grinding running style can wear a defense down, and by the 4th quarter he is running through, around, and past the opposing defense for big chunks of yardage.
The 6′ running back prospect is now up 210 pounds, but we expect him to be over 220 pounds easily during his college career. Gear ran for way over 4300 yards in his HS career and was the primary running back for an ELCA squad that has won two state championship games the last two seasons.
Gear committing to the Knights is big news for the future of the Army offense. Army’s head coach Jeff Monken and his coaching staff did a great job of building a relationship with Gear early on; they were one of the first five schools to offer the powerful back. That early offer held a lot of water for the senior, and ultimately they received one of their biggest recruiting victories of the 2017 recruiting class right before National Signing Day.