With a great GPA, a no nonsense attitude and big time hustle on the field, it is little wonder that a military academy is now on board regarding Arvada West linebacker David Thurston. According to Thurston, the Naval Academy began contacting him this past weekend and quickly set up a time for the backer to visit Annapolis.
Although after signing day, Thurston will head to Maryland on February 6th to check out the Naval Academy. Thurston goes on to state that the visit is in conjunction to an offer from the Navy staff. Currently, Thurston holds an offer from North Dakota. This past weekend Thurston visited DII Colorado School of Mines and he will also travel to check out Portland State.
A very strong student who scored a 31 on his ACT, Thurston had this to say about going to school and playing football at a military academy, "A military academy education would be top notch and one of the things I like best about it is that I would also be able to go on to graduate school or med school for free. So to answer your question, yes I would be interested in that type of education."
This is the second time in the past two recruiting seasons that Navy has come after top Colorado defensive talent. Last season, the Midshipmen made a late run at Legacy defensive lineman Ryan Paulson. The late push paid off with the d-end committing to Navy. Navy would do well to bring Thurston in this reccruiting season.