Navy picked up a commitment this summer from a sleeper cornerback in North Carolina. The 5-foot-9, 161-pounder broke down his pledge with Rivals.com.
"I committed to Navy, they were the only offer at the time," Greensboro (N.C.) Ben L. Smith cornerback Demari Boswell said. "I was doing a lot of research on them and finally looked at their schedule and they have a good strength of schedule. They play Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Stanford and some other talented schools and go to bowl games. That's a big plus for me. They are also ranked No. 23 in the nation this year.
"Everyone else told me to wait, but I liked my defensive back coach there, Coach Green. We have a tight bond together. I think it's somewhere I can see myself fitting into and I think you can go to the NFL from anywhere. I just have to do two years after I graduate."
Boswell went a bit further about his choice.
"A lot of other people kept talking about offering me, but there were no other offers on the table," he said. "I felt like instead of worrying about big schools offering me, I would concentrate on Navy."
Boswell is coming off an impressive junior season in which he earned all-conference and honorable mention all-area honors after posting 108 tackles, 10 for loss, seven blocked kicks, two touchdowns and three interceptions.