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 Ripley: Another youngster trying to earn playing time on Army rebuilt front four ... will battle at defensive end.
2010: Did not appear in a varsity contest.
High School: Three-sport competitor at Henrico High School ... lettered four times on gridiron ... captained team twice ... played on both offensive and defensive lines ... also served as punter ... four-time letterman in track & field ... served as team captain twice ... focused on shot put and discus ... earned one monogram at 189 pounds on wrestling mat during freshman year ... went undefeated in district competition ... National Honor Society ... student body president.
Personal: Born Oct. 15, 1991 ... given name is Victor L. Ripley III ... parents' names are Vic and Betsy Ripley ... father served in U.S. Air Force ... mother earned M.D. and teaches nephrology at Virginia Commonwealth University ... entrance into Academy follows 150-year-old family tradition of eldest Ripley male serving in military ... distant relative of Lewis Kenneth Bausell who was posthumously awarded Congressional Medal of Honor for actions in combat at Peleliu Island on Sept. 18, 1944 ... major is undeclared.