Speedster Likes Bowden and Tigers

Steven Whitehead, an outstanding receiver/cornerback from Louisiana, was recently named the top receiver at the Bowden Academy. CUTigers.com caught up with the 5-8, 170 pound speedster and we've got the latest on his impressive camp performances and his teams of interest.

WR/CB Steven Whitehead
5-8, 170, 4.4
Salmen High School
Slidell, Louisiana

The rising star from Salmen High School has only one offer from Louisiana Lafayette, but he also is receiving significant interest from Clemson, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Colorado, Mississippi and Southern Mississippi. Whitehead listed Clemson, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Colorado and Mississippi as his top 5. "Colorado is recruiting me the hardest at this point," stated Whitehead.

Whitehead has toured the southeast this summer in order to make sure coaches see his impressive abilities. "I was the fastest player at the Ole Miss camp. I ran a 4.36 forty. I also had a 37.5 vertical at the Southern Mississippi camp."

The summer camp tour has also included stops at Virginia Tech, Louisiana Tech and the Bowden Academy. "I got a lot of good info at the Bowden camp. I got to talk with Tommy Bowden. He told me to continue to work on my speed and quickness. He said the shorter you are the faster and quicker you need to be."

Whitehead was very impressed with coach Bowden and the experience has him looking harder at the Tigers. "Being from Louisiana I followed Tommy when he was here at Tulane. I have always been interested in playing for a Bowden. I love the offense at Clemson. I loved his enthusiasm at the Bowden Academy."

Quickness is not the only strength for this prize recruit. "I bench 280, but I squat 530. My strengths are my speed but also my power. I haven't found too many guys that can bring me down now that I've got my squat up. I also have very good vision."

Whitehead, who led the state in punt returns as a junior, plans to continue to improve his game during his senior season. "I plan to work on the intangibles to get better. I know I can play Division 1."

What factors will Whitehead consider when deciding where to play college football? "I will consider the winning tradition, the coaching staff and the atmosphere on campus."

We will keep you updated on this outstanding prospect from Louisiana, right up through signing day 2004.

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