‘You can’t beat the benefits:’ Why Hawthorne LB Andrew Zock chose to attend the Naval Academy

Football defined Andrew Zock’s life through his first 18 years, but his eyes are now looking past the game he loves.

That’s why the Hawthorne senior chose to spend his next four years at the U.S. Naval Academy.

“The livelong benefits that come with going to an academy, you can’t beat it,” Zock said. “You get a top-tier education, you’re playing D1 FBS ball in the best group of five conference, and you got benefits for not only you, but your family for the rest of your family.”

Zock was one of seven Hornets to sign Wednesday on National Signing Day. WRs Matthew McKinley-Daniels (Delaware) and Alvon Isaac (USF) already enrolled, which brings the total number to nine for the back-to-back state champions.

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Midshipmen on Zock early

Andrew Zock, who signed with United States Naval Academy, thanked everyone for the support over the years. Hawthorne High School celebrated National Signing Day with seven of their football players signing letters of intent with colleges throughout the country. Head Football Coach Cornelius Ingram introduced all seven and spoke about their contributions to the team before they all signed. Que King signed with University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Demetri Perry signed with Fayetteville State University, Jamarion Davenport signed with Andrew College, Caleb Rollerson signed with University of Central Florida, Andrew…


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Publish date : 2024-02-08 09:03:28

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