Washington State lineman talks Army visit

Cody Moorhead

The city of Renton, Wash., in the Seattle metropolitan area, is close to 3,000 miles away from the West Point. That doesn't matter to Cody Moorhead, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive lineman from Hazen High School, who is giving the U.S. Military Academy strong consideration after an October visit to campus.

"I loved the atmosphere and the fanfare," said Cody Moorhead on the Army visit. "They love Army football and really get into it. I didn't expect that kind of atmosphere at one of the academies."

"My [Army] recruiter is Ian Shields, the offensive coordinator. We speak every week. They like me at defensive tackle because of my quickness, my get off, and my arm extension I love the idea of being a part of bigger than myself at West Point. It would be an honor to play there and serve my country with military duty."

Moorhead was at West Point for the Black Knights game with Boston College on October 6th at Michie Stadium. He has also made unofficial visits to Air Force, Eastern Washington, and Wyoming and ex[ects to visits each one again before making a final decision on college.

"I'm looking to receive a good education to set myself up for the future," Moorhead said. "I'm going to look at each program to see what kind of football they play. I try to watch them every week on T.V. to see what they're doing. Really, I'd like to be in a program going in a positive direction. Obviously, the better relationship I have with the coaches will have a positive affect on my decision, but I like all of the coaches recruiting me. The school's location isn't going to be a factor for me as it is with some players. I'm not really even looking at that part of it.

"I'm going to be taking all of my official visits in January. I'll take my last one the first weekend of February and make my decision by Signing Day."

In his fourth season as a starter, Moorhead led the Seamount Conference in sacks with six and a half (10 overall). He was named 2012 Offensive Lineman of the Year in the conference as well as First Team Offensive Guard and First Team Defensive End. Moorhead was named All-League in all four seasons for the Hazen Highlanders. In the classroom, Moorhead reports a 3.75 GPA.

Stay tuned to ArmySports.com for more on Cody Moorhead.

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