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Football: St. Augustine's Cass commits to Navy

Football: St. Augustine's Cass commits to Navy

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By Phil Anastasia

Calvin Cass' dad is an Army man.

Cass has decided to be a Navy man.

"He's going to have to bite the bullet," Cass, a senior running back at St. Augustine Prep, said of his father.

Calvin Cass Jr. has committed to attend the Naval Academy on a football scholarship. He made the decision after making an official visit to the school in Annapolis, Md., this past weekend.

Cass ran for 2,001 yards and 34 touchdowns last season in leading St. Augustine Prep to an 8-2 record and the Cape Atlantic National Division title.

In his last game on Thanksgiving, Cass carried the football 53 times for 261 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-40 victory over Cedar Creek that clinched the division title.

Cass said he made his decision after speaking with Navy players over the weekend.

"It just resonated that this was the place for me," Cass said. "I'm going to get a great education, play Division I football on national television, and I know I'll have a stable future. It's a great situation for me."

Calvin Cass Sr. was a standout running back at Sterling who played four years for Army.

Cass Jr. said his dad already knows how he's going to handle Army-Navy games.

"He said he's going to wear his Army sweater and say, 'I hope my son does well. Go Army,'" Cass Jr. said.

Contact staff writer Phil Anastasia at panastasia@phillynews.com or @PhilAnastasia on Twitter.

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Born and raised in South Jersey, Phil Anastasia prefers standing on the sidelines at high school football games on Friday nights to sitting in the press box at Eagles games on Sunday afternoons. He’s a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in English. Reach Phil at panastasia@phillynews.com.

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