Albuquerque’s David Cormier is “not in good standing” at Air Force, putting his status on the 2019 Falcons’ football team in question.
Cormier, a receiver, was expected to contend for a starting position.
Instead, “Cadets Brandon Lewis and David Cormier are not in good standing,” the academy said in response to an inquiry from The Gazette of Colorado Springs, which reported on the story Wednesday. “Cadets who have received a loss in status are not able to represent the U.S. Air Force Academy in any official capacity.”
The school offered no further explanation to the Gazette, leaving the nature of the offenses and the length of time the players will be unavailable in question.
Neither Lewis’ nor Cormier’s name was listed on the Air Force football roster on the Academy’s athletic website as of early Wednesday evening.
Cormier, at 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, was a football and basketball standout at Volcano Vista and the Journal’s metro-area male prep athlete of the 2016-17 school year.. He had impressed new receivers coach Ari Confessor this past spring.
“You look at him and you think that’s David Boston when he played at Ohio State, I’ve never seen a person physically look like that who played receiver. So, physically, he looks unbelievable,” Confessor told the Gazette.
“But more importantly, he works, man. He’s coachable. He listens to everything you say. …”