Release: Lehman Commits to Army

Brookfield East (Wisc.) provided with the details on quarterback Jonathan Lehman committing to Army. Here is the official release.


BROOKFIELD- Brookfield East quarterback Jonathan Lehman has accepted a verbal offer to play football at the United States Military Academy.

"Army is more than just a school with a great football tradition, a great coaching staff and a great academic ranking; it has all of those things. But, it is a school founded and operated on the principles of ‘Duty, Honor, Country" and that sets it apart from every other school in the country." stated Lehman. "To say that I am honored by the offer to play for Coach Ellerson at West Point would be an extreme understatement."

Lehman had already interviewed with the Congressional interview panels and received a Letter of Admission from USMA. Lehman, a multi-sport letterman, made his decision to attend Army over other schools such as Brown, Dartmouth, Carnegie Mellon and Navy after spending a week at the USMA Leadership Seminar last summer. While at West Point, Lehman plans to major in either languages or International Relations.

"Jonathan is the whole package," stated Tom Swittel, head football coach, Brookfield East High School. "He is 6'2, 175 and runs a 4.58 40-yard dash and 4.13 20-yard shuttle." The WFCA Hall of Fame coach rated him among his other quarterbacks saying, "He is the fastest quarterback that I have ever coached in over 30 years of coaching, and his work ethic has set new standards here at East."

Lehman, who passed for 1,581 yds and 18 TDs and rushed for 435 yds and 12 TDs, led his team to the playoffs for the first time since 2003 with a 9-2 record.

Lehman, a 2nd Team All-Greater Metro Conference QB and High Honorable Mention All-Suburban QB, was voted co-captain and co-MVP by his teammates.

"Off the field, Jonathan is an excellent student (4.01 GPA) and of high moral character. I can't think of a better place for him than West Point, or a better student-athlete for them than Jonathan. This is the rare perfect fit," said Swittel. Recommended Stories

  • Peyton Manning emerged alone atop yet another category in the NFL record book tonight vs the Niners, as he tossed touchdown #509 under the national spotlight of Sunday Night Football (NBC). (Photo…

  • Former USC and NFL running back LenDale White added tons of drama to what was a relatively quiet Homecoming weekend for the Trojans.

  • Here’s a way to watch football and improve your golf swing at the same time. In your living room (or on the range), practice the one-minute golf swing, as shown in this video. Set the timer on your…

  • Dr. Roto, like many others, can't believe Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (pictured above) passed for over 300 yards and rushed for over 100 yards in the same game. First time that's ever happened…

  • As soon as those winds fall off, get into the stand! I always tell people you can't kill them if you aren't out, but if you want to try and pick an opportune time – this is it.

Up Next


29 Fans online
    Join The Conversation