Trojan anxious about suiting up for Black Knights


Center Grove #26 senior Alex Aukerman brings down Pike's #22 senior Derrick Wilkerson. Center Grove vs Pike (Sara) Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in center grove, Indiana. STAFF PHOTO BY JOE SABA

Alex Aukerman is dedicating this weekend to becoming better acclimated with no less than the next five years of his life.

Visiting West Point, N.Y., allows the Center Grove senior ample opportunity to soak up as much military culture and history as possible — to see what’s in store for him, even if this version isn’t nearly as intense as what lies ahead.

Having committed to the U.S. Military Academy on Aug. 12, Aukerman, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound strong safety, will play football for Army.

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