Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Jeffrey Whitaker

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
AuburnCOMMITTED (02/01/2010)Offered01/15/2010Tracy Rocker
CaliforniaNoneOfferedNoneTosh Lupoi
GeorgiaNoneOffered01/22/2010Rodney Garner, John Lilly
Georgia TechNoneOfferedNone
Miami (FL)NoneOffered01/29/2010
N. CarolinaNoneOffered12/04/2009John Blake
South CarolinaNoneOfferedNoneEric Wolford

Scouting Report on Jeffrey Whitaker

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game settingby Barry Every - 10/02/2009
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • Lateral PursuitDivision I Player
On the Hoof: Very wide shoulders and thick upper body with a wide powerbase and athletic-looking legs. Whitaker has massive arms and really looks the part of a fit, run-stopping machine. He is built like a taller Brandon Thompson of Clemson.
Needs Improvement: He has to be more consistent with pad level at the point of attack and use more than a bull rush for his pass-rushing technique.
Most Impressive: Whitaker is one massive human being that takes up a lot of space along the line of scrimmage. He is just too strong to be pushed off the ball, and he does a nice job pursuing plays laterally.
Conclusion: Size alone makes him a candidate for playing time as a freshman, especially in short-yardage situations. If he can stay healthy and improve his ability to put pressure on the quarterback, he will become an all-league performer.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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Year TckTFL
2008 (Jr.)4015