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 McKearn: Earned first varsity letter last season ... briefly played offensive line during 2012 preseason before moving back to defense ... starts 2013 campaign as a backup at whip.
2012: Played in three games ... made collegiate debut against Boston College ... also saw time against Eastern Michigan and Navy ... did not figure statistically.
2011: Did not see any varsity action.
2010: Did not see any varsity action.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at James I. O'Neill High School ... lettered twice in basketball ... captained both teams ... palyed outside linebacker and tight end ... earned second-team All-Section 9 ... helped team to Section 9 title ... named the Defensive MVP of the Section 9 championship game.
Personal: Given name is Mitchell Dylan McKearn ... parents' names are Mark and Kathy McKearn ... father retired from the U.S. Army with rank of colonel ... served as the Brigade Tactical Officer at the Academy ... sister, Allison, was a member of the West Point Class of 2013 ... majoring in Engineering Management.