July 27, 2010

Arkansas athlete has Army offer

If you were to watch Heritage High School's play this season, make sure you have score card with you if you are there to see Jimmy Britton. And please don't get to comfortable because you just might miss which role he is playing during the course of the game.

If one of Heritage's spring games is an indicator, where he played five different positions … then 2010 will be much like 2009. This spring he lined up at four spots on defense and could be seen playing running back, quarterback and receiver on offense.

And just for good measure, he also plays on Heritage's baseball, although he shared with GoBlackKnights.com that he is considering putting away the baseball cleats and concentrate on football.

Either way, the 6-foot-2, 210 pound athlete could play several positions within the defensive schemes at Army, which is where he is being targeted.

His talents could see him at the Mike, Rover, Sam or even at safety … with an addition 10-15 pounds, perhaps at the Whip spot.

Beyond his athletic talents fitting into Ellerson's style of football; the prospect out of Rodgers, Arkansas has all of the attributes that would make him an ideal fit as a West Point Cadet.

Academically he carries a 4.0, he is community service oriented and of course … he's athletic.

Britton, whose dad is a former marine appears to be committed to serve his country militarily, "My desire is to be in the military," says Britton, who received his first college offer from the Black Knights which came at the end of May. "Coach Coaxam offered me and I was very excited when I got the news. My was in the area (West Point) and took a visit around the campus.

Does Britton plan on making an unofficial or official visit to Army? "I'm looking to set-up and take an official visit to Army," declares Britton, who also has an offer from Navy and has both schools at the top of his list. "Navy offered me at the end of June and I've already taken an unofficial there."

The Arkansas native was quick to point out that both Army and Navy reside at the top of his favorite list. He is also hearing from Arkansas, Missouri and a few other schools.

Last season Britton made approximately 70 plus tackles and when asked to describe his style of play, the hard hitting defender who calls Taylor Mays his favorite player states, "I'm okay in coverage, but I'm a downhill - run stopper kind of player."

GoBlackKnights.com will continue to follow Britton's recruiting throughout the balance of the summer and into his senior season.

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