December 16, 2012

Will LB, Seth Combs follow in his brother's footsteps?

There is little doubt that linebacker and captain Nate Combs was the heart & soul of the Army Black Knights' defense in 2012. However, to the disappointment of the Army faithful, the native of New Albany (Ind.) played his last game wearing the Black & Gold this past Saturday versus Navy.

However, there is strong possibility that the Army fans may see the name Combs at linebacker once again ... at least that is what the Army coaching staff is hoping for.

Seth Combs, who hails from the same high school as his brother has caught the attention of the Black Knights' coaching staff and vice versa.

It is clear that Army appeals to Combs and having watched his brother over past 4 years doesn't hurt the Black Knights' chances of landing the 6-foot-0, 210 linebacker.

Like his brother, who truly came into his own this past season, Seth has plenty of upside. So with that, how does the prospect out of Louisville (Ky.) St. Xavier High School feels that he compares to his older brother?

"Comparing our styles of play, I would say that my brother is very good at reading the ball and my reads my not be as good, but when I get my reads down, I feel that I fly to the ball a lot faster," says Combs who chuckles at this own brotherly on the field comparison.

Although his offer from Army was recent ... last Wednesday to be exact, Combs was quick to admit how much he relishes the interest that they are showing in his talents.

"I'm honored that they would ask me to play for their team," he adds. "I'm very excited about the offer. When he (Coach Coaxum) called me it was kind of a relieve because it was my first real offer. It's definitely a great opportunity if I decide to take it. My interest is high, but I wouldn't say that I'm 100% decided yet. Obviously my brother going there caused me to be interested in the beginning and I would say that my brother playing there has helped me to gain a lot of interest in West Point. "

On the season, Combs and his teammates at St. Xavier fell short in their playoff run. "We ended up losing to our rival (Trinity) in the playoffs by one point (15-14)," confirms Combs, who is a sideline to sideline defender and projects as an outside linebacker or perhaps even a strong safety at the next level. "Our defense played phenomenal, but the game slipped away from us."

Combs is scheduled (1/5) to visit West Point and is in the process of scheduling his visit to Dayton.

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