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Berwick Linebacker Blane Cleaver heading to Army WP, committed this morning @blane_cleaver @CleaverBoyz @MikeViti @CoachJohnLoose

Written by: on Wednesday, September 9th, 2020


The Berwick Bulldogs have a long football history and a storied program. Many former Bulldogs have gone on to college careers, and this year is no exception. Blane Cleaver will join that long list as he committed to the Army West Program. There he’ll be greeted by another former Berwick standout, Mike Viti, who coaches the fullbacks for the Cadets. Blanes father JJ also played for the Bulldogs, winning a state title in 1992.

Blane’s offer list was impressive: St Francis, Sacred Heart, Maine Lehigh, McNeese St, New Hampshire, Central Michigan, Monmouth, Towson, UPenn, Fordham, Air Force, RMU, Bryant, Colgate, Louisiana Monroe, Georgetown and Furman all bidding for the talented linebackers services.

Blane announced his commitment today via twitter:


We caught up with Blane to ask him about his decision:


PFN: How long have you played football?

Blane: Since I was 9 years old

PFN: Why did you choose to commit to the Cadets?

Blane: The opportunities at a program like Army are endless.

PFN: Why commit early/commit to them?

Blane: I felt like it was the right decision for everyone in my life. It felt like home to me.

PFN: Who was your biggest influence at Army WP, who recruited you?

Blane: I really loved getting on the with Coach Viti and Coach Loose. They are both great men, and I felt an instant connection since the first time I picked up the phone.

PFN: What are they getting in player like you?

Blane: Someone that is willing to put it all on the line to protect my teammates and do anything to win the game in the end.

PFN: What was the recruiting process like for you?

Blane: It was very chaotic sometimes, but overall it was an amazing process.

PFN: How did the Covid 19 pandemic affect your decision?

Blane: It definitely made my decision making a little bit harder. Not being able to get onto campuses was definitely challenging.

PFN: What position were you recruited for?

Blane: Linebacker

PFN: Do you know what you’d like to study?

Blane: I am considering somewhere either in engineering or business.

PFN: What role did your parents play in your decision?

Blane: My parents are my role models and they helped me throughout this entire process.

PFN: What do you think is the most exciting thing about the Army program?

Blane:  Michie Stadium is one of the coolest atmosphere’s in the entire nation.

PFN: What are you most looking forward to while playing for the Cadets?

Blane: Building life long bonds with my brothers and coaches.

PFN: Tell everyone out there in the football world something they’d never know about you until you told them:

Blane: I used to play baseball and many people thought that was my best sport.

PFN: Who is the person who most influenced you in your football career?

Blane: My father! He has pushed me very hard to be the best person on and off the field that I can be.

PFN: What is it you’d like all your high school teammates and fans to know about your decision that you might have a hard time saying in person?

Blane: I am going to a program that most embodies my program in high school. I believe the style of play and the attitude has a huge similarity to my home town!


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