January 24, 2011

Britton recaps Army official visit

Heritage High School athlete Jimmy Britton already knew plenty about Army before he took an official visit this past weekend.

He is well aware of the history behind the school, the academic status which had West Point ranked as the top college in the nation in 2010, and the continuous transformation of the Army Black Knights' football program.

But even with that mindset and as he spent the weekend on the historic campus, along with several other of the Black Knights' top recruits, he remained interested in more fact finding … as he spent time with coaches, players, administration and his player host, RJ Speidel.

"I had a good time with him (Speidel) … he did a great job answering all my questions and showing me around," declares the prospect from Rodgers (Ark.). "The football facilities … I haven't seen anything better anywhere."

"My visit was great," says Britton, who arrived mid-day on Friday. "Coach Coaxum and I spent a lot of time together and it was great to finally meet Coach Ellerson … my conversation with him went well."

Decision Time

Britton, who has been committed to Navy for some time now, has a real tough decision to make and his visit this weekend only confirmed that fact.

"The decision is harder now," he said this evening, as he reflects on the impact of spending time at West Point.

"I hope to make my decision this week, but I'm not sure that it's going to happen."

One of the reasons that his decision might be delayed is that he is scheduled to visit Navy on February 4th.

But could Britton make his decision prior to his visit to the Naval Academy? Yes, absolutely and it would not come as a surprise.

The question would be … will he said yes to Army and become a Black Knight or will he stay committed to the Midshipmen.

Should Britton give his pledge to Army, he would be a direct admit and he is athletic enough to project at several spots defensively.

"When I went up there (Army), they talked to me about possibly playing the Mike, Rover … we talked about several positions," chuckles Britton.

The 6-foot-2, 210 pounds athlete said that he has gotten stronger and put on more muscle.

GoBlackKnights.com will continue to follow Britton's recruiting all the way until the time he makes his decision.

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