The U.S. Naval Academy continues to attract outstanding football players. GoMids.com will now review the 2015 class, position by position. In this segment we discuss the slotbacks.
At slotback Navy has added six recruits so far. Khai Anderson (5-9″, 183) was a two sport star who played both football and baseball at Riverwood high school in Georgia. He was used as both as a running back and a defensive back. Anderson made the 2013 First Team all-Region as a defensive back and was named the 2013 Outstanding Defensive Back of the Year. Last year Anderson served as Varsity Football Captain and he made Second Team all-Region as a defensive back. Anderson has terrific speed and drew a lot of interest. Anderson chose Navy over offers from Army, Air Force, Georgia State, Indiana and South Alabama.
Dom Childress (6-0″, 170) is a speedy slotback recruit from Independence high school in Tennessee. Dom had a breakout senior year as a feature back as he ran for 1,017 yards, an 8.8 average and 11 touchdowns. Childress also caught 18 passes for 263 receiving yards, 14.6 average and two scores. Childress has legit speed which impressed the Navy staff. He was state runner-up in the 100 meter dash as a junior with a time of 10.68 seconds. The Mids added a familiar name at slotback with the addition of Travis Pospisil (5-10″, 200) from Texas. Travis is the younger brother of former Navy linebacker and defensive captain Ross Pospisil. He was a three year starter at Champion High School who ran for 1,864 rushing yards and 26 rushing touchdowns as a senior. Travis added 238 receiving yards with another four touchdowns. He earned 2014 Offensive MVP in his district, first team All-Area, and Academic All-State. As a junior he posted 1,272 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns. He won his district’s 100-meter dash and has an impressive personal best time of 10.66. Pospisil is fulfilling his dream of following in his brothers footsteps at Navy and will be a direct admit.
Malcolm Perry is a 5-10, 175 pound quarterback from Kenwood, Tennessee who was recruited as a sllotback. Perry comes from a military family and was a three year starter at quarterback. As a senior he ran for more than 1,600 yards while passing for 830 yards and was named All-Area Player of the Year for Greater Clarksville. He was heavily recruited by all three service academies but chose Navy. Perry may be allowed to remain at quarterback but right now he project to A-back. Mason Plante is a 5-11″, 163 pound slotback recruit from First Academy in Florida. Plante was used as a running back and at linebacker. He earned Second team All – State honors his senior season. Plante tested out well at an ESPN combine with a 4.63 time in the forty yard dash and a 4.40 yard 20 -yard shuttle time. He has good speed and on defense proved very physical for his size.
Tazh Maloy of Hendrickson High School in Texas is another undersized but very explosive slotback recruit that the Mids landed. Last year Maloy (5-7″, 158) ran for 1,246 yards on 210 carries for a 5.9 yards-per-carry. Maloy was a four-sport star at Hendrickson competing in wrestling, power-lifting and track & field. His dad Dwight is a retired Marine with more than 20 years of military service and his brother Johnta is currently serving in the Army. Maloy had an impressive showing at an ESPN combine when he ran a 4.54, ripped off a 4.03 shuttle and posted a 99.3 SPARQ Rating. Maloy will start his career at NAPS.