Army head coach Rich Ellerson welcomed the newest members of the Black Knights' football program into the fold on Monday as he announced his club's 2010 recruiting class.
About Whitaker: Athletic offensive lineman ... option at tight end if Army utilizes that position in a formation ... enters preseason practice as a backup at right tackle ... been utilized on speical teams.
2012: Played in all 12 games as a backup lineman and on special teams.
2011: Played in 11 games, mostly on special teams ... utilized on PAT/field goal unit.
2010: Did not see any varsity action.
High School: Two-year letterman at California High School ... played tight end, offensive tackle and defensive end ... eanred all-conference and all-region honors as defensive end ... recorded two interceptions, most by a defensive lineman in school history ... lettered four times in volleyball ... played middle blocker and outside hitter positions.
Personal: Given name is Daniel J. Whitaker ... parents' names are Chuck and Carrie Whitaker ... mother played volleyball at Cal Poly ... majoring in Law & Legal Studies.