At 6-3, 255, Whitfield played as a freshman last season for Coach Steve Mask and is expected to take on a bigger role in 2013. Playing left tackle some this spring and sharing time with his brother, Whitfield could move to the right side once the season comes around to give the Saints a pair of bookend difference makers.
With his brother and Williams getting so much attention and visits from college coaches, it was impossible to keep Whitfield hidden. Already getting attention from several colleges, he says right now he's just enjoying hearing from top programs. Even with three years still remaining in high school though he can already see a potential battle shaping up for his favorite school.
"I have gotten letters from Georgia, Duke, Alabama, South Carolina and Arkansas. Auburn and Alabama, the two in-state schools, stand out to me the most. I just love how they run their offense and defense. When I came up to Auburn the first time I just fell in love with how the academics are set up. I love both schools."
Whitfield is an impressive looking freshman lineman
Over the weekend Whitfield was alongside his older brother and friends such as Wiliams, DeShaun Davis and Justin Thornton as he took in Big Cat Weekend at Auburn. Getting to participate and feel a part of the action, he says it was a better experience than he could have ever imagined.
"It was great," Whitfield says. "I really enjoyed the activities and everything. The pie eating contest was great. My brother just stuffed my whole head in there, but for the most part I loved it."
Planning on taking his time with the recruiting process that will undoubtedly come down the road, Whitfield will definitely get plenty of opportunities to check out Auburn and get to know all about the program. Already familiar with the staff and facilities, he says there is no question he is growing fond of being on the Plains already.
"Me and my mom have talked about it some," Whitfield says. "Since I'm so young I'm not supposed to be a part of things, but since they have committed it's basically like I'm committed to Auburn because they talk about it so much. I'm just in the atmosphere. I love it."