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 2009 recruiting class.
About Whittington: Walked on to squad in 2009 ... plays key role as reserve cornerback and special teams ace ... respected leader ... served as Cadet Basic Training Regimental Commader during summer 2012.
2011: Played in 11 games, primarily on special teams ... appeared in the first 10 games of the season ... did not play versus Temple ... did not figure statistically.
2010: Appeared in three contests ... received majority of field duty as reserve in Black Knights' defensive secondary ... saw game action against Hawai'i, Temple and Tulane ... did not figure statistically.
2009: Did not appear in a varsity contest.
High School: Two-time all-district performer at Burges High in El Paso, Texas ... played for head coach Lloyd Smith ... split time between quarterback, wide receiver and cornerback positions ... two-time letterwinner ... earned three additional varsity letters in track and field, two in basketball ... specialized in pole vault event on track ... district champion as a senior ... three-time all-district selection ... three-time regional qualifier as well ... served as team captain for both programs as a senior ... named "Outstanding Graduating Male" ...
Personal: Given name is James Brandon-Ethan Whittington ... mother's name is Jane Whittington ... mother, Jane, was born in Germany ... James enjoys bowling in spare time ... majoring in Leadership.