The 6-2 1/2, 210-pound defensive end from Westside High School in Macon, Ga., showed quickness and all-around athletic ability on Saturday at the Auburn MVP Camp for football prospects.
More importantly, he successfully carried out his pre-camp assignment from his well-known big brother, 2010 U.S. Army All-American Jeffrey Whitaker. "His advice to me was don't get smashed," says Brian, who just finished his sophomore year in high school.
Although Brian didn't win one of the awards as one of the top players at the camp, he definitely didn't get smashed and stood out as a prospect with potential.
"It was the first football camp I have ever been to," points out Whitaker, who says he is scheduled to be a full-time starter at defensive end this fall after seeing plenty of action as a reserve and special teams player as a 10th grader.
His brother, Jeffrey, is a huge defensive tackle, who checks in at 300 pounds plus and is on the Auburn campus this summer preparing for his freshman season playing for Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers.
Brian says he isn't sure if he will grow to be as large as his brother and says with a smile, "I don't want to be that big."
The rising junior notes that he also plays soccer and runs track. "This summer I am working on my basics to help me get better for the coming season," he says.
Whitaker points out that his gregarious older brother has given him some good advice that he tries to follow. "He told me to stay out of trouble, keep your head up and never give up."