One of the worst snowstorms in the history of the Mid-Atlantic coupled with travel nightmares did not dissuade Arvada West linebacker David Thurston from becoming part of the Navy football program.
After returning early this morning to the Denver area, Thurston confirmed his commit to PrepColorado with an enthusiastic "I'm Going to Be a Midshipman!" Beyond the weather, Thurston's trip to Annapolis was very impressive for the All-State backer as he stated, "the football and academic side of things was great. I loved the coaches, the players, the facilities, and the education."
Thurston's Navy commit caps not only the Colorado recruiting season for the class of 2010, but also caps what has been a great season for the A-West backer. Thurston, who was the PrepColorado Defensive Player of the Year, was one of the state's leading tacklers pacing a top defense and his Wildcat squad to a spot in the 5A semifinals. Thurston's game of toughness and smarts is perfect for a Navy program that produced a 10 win season that was highlighted by a victory in the Texas Bowl.
Closing his thoughts regarding Navy Thurston had this to say," I'm excited and my family is excited as well. I am also honored to be a part of the Navy football family and the history of tradition that goes back a couple of centuries."