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Mountain View's Tuider commits to Navy football

Mountain View's William Tuider

Mountain View's William Tuider

Seeking the right fit academically and on the football field, Mountain View's William Tuider found it this week.

The senior linebacker committed to Navy after considering a number of other options. A 3.7 GPA student who plans to major in engineering, he also had prominent offers from schools like Cincinnati, Ohio, Buffalo, Utah, Florida International and others.

"(Navy) just had the best of both worlds," Tuider said. "My parents wanted me to go Ivy League and Yale was at the top of the list for awhile. But Navy had an Ivy League education and good football against a lot of good teams. I can play that high level of football and also get a great education."

Tuider leads Mountain View in tackles (57) and tackles for losses (five) this season and also has an interception return for a touchdown against North Gwinnett. He was recruited by Navy as an outside linebacker.

The 6-foot-2 , 210-pounder visited Navy unofficially during the summer, but plans to take an official visit to Annapolis, Md., after Mountain View's football season.

"They've got a young defense and a young team and hopefully I'll have a chance to play early there," Tuider said of Navy.