Cameron Hoelscher

Springfield linebacker Hoelscher picks Army

Senior led Wildcats in tackles last season

“First I want to thank God for putting me in the position I am in today,” Hoelscher wrote, “and blessing me with the abilities to play at the next level. I want to thank my family, friends, mentors and coaches for guiding me and pushing me every single day. I want to thank every college coach who recruited me and gave me an opportunity to play at their school. I decided I will be spending my academic and athletic career at the United States Military Academy!”

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Hoelscher is a three-star recruit in the class of 2018, according to 247Sports. He ranks 45th among inside linebackers in the nation and 46th among all players in Ohio. Army offered him a scholarship on June 26.

Hoelscher is one of 15 returning starters for the Wildcats. He led the team with 88 tackles last season. The Wildcats finished 7-4. Moses Douglass, Leonard Taylor and Isaiah Gibson are other recruits from Springfield with scholarship offers.

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In July, Hoelscher said Army, Kentucky, Air Force and Bowling Green were his top choices but he was also in contact with other schools, including Rutgers and Purdue.

“It’s crazy — there are so many blessings, but it’s crazy how many people want you,” he said. “It’s just a crazy process.”

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