December 7, 2010
Navy commit has strong interest in Army
Although Jimmy Britton is a current Navy Midshipmen commitment, albeit soft, it is crystal clear that Army has closed the gap and actually might be slightly ahead for the talents of the Rodgers (Ark.) Heritage High School athlete.
"I received my Letter of Assurance from West Point on Saturday," says the excited, as well as relieved prospect. "It has taken a lot of stress of my back, because now I know that I have a slot for the Class of 2015. This really gives me a good feeling about West Point and Army football."
Conversely, Britton has yet to obtain Navy's equivalent of his recently received LOA, although he verbally committed to the Midshipmen some time ago. "My application has been there for two months
I submitted two months ago and I have been waiting on that for two months," shares the 6-foot-2, 205 pound Britton.
"It kind of shows me that West Point is right on the ball and they have been on top of everything and I noticed that
I'm not letting that go lightly."
Even with that, Britton indicated that he will be taking his official visit to Navy during second weekend in January, followed by his visit to Army during the weekend of January 21st.
A lot of the credit for Britton's growing interest in the Black Knights can go to Army's cornerback coach, Tony Coaxum. "I spoke to him on Friday when he told me that I should be receive a letter of assurance and the next day I got it," declares Britton.
"I was thrilled and to know that I'm one step closer to my goal, which is to play at either Army or Navy is fulfilling ... they are my top two."
Britton's virsality is on par with the type of ball players that Coach Ellerson and his staff continue to infuse in the Army program. "I like safety, but I can play a variety positions," declares Britton.
Britton made it clear that he will not make his college decision until after he visits both Army and Navy. However, the outcome of Saturday's game could be the deciding factor for Britton's talent.
"I will be watching the Army-Navy this weekend for sure," says Britton. "That would be great to go up there to see it, but I will be at home watching it."
"I want to see a really good game. I won't say that the winner of the game will make my decision, but it will impact it."
GoBlackKnights.com will continue to follow Britton's recruiting all the way until the time he makes his decision.
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