Swinney Turns It Up on Whitehead

Former Clemson commitment is still a prime canidate to wear orange next year.

6-6, 245 pound defense line prospect Deantwan Whitehead is off to a great start during his final year of high school football. "The first game of the year I had 12 tackles, five for loss, two sacks and one blocked punt. In the second game I had 12 tackles, five for loss and a knockdown pass," Whitehead told CUTigers.com in a recent interview.

The talented defender traveled to Auburn last weekend where he saw Georgia Tech upset the Tigers. "I had a pretty good time. It was a good game you could say," Whitehead said. "I'm also coming up to Clemson for the Miami game in two weeks. I am probably coming up with my coach."

When asked if he was ready to name a leader in the recruiting process, Whitehead responded, "No, I'm still open. I can't tell you who my true leader is right now.

"Right now, I think I'll be making my final decision on signing day. It will come down to the final two schools on that day."

What will this top defensive line prospect look for in making his decision?

"Basically I'll look at who is leaving," he said. "I want to know if I will play right away. I will also look to see if they have my major. I want to major in something with computers or engineering."

Coach Swinney is doing everything he can to get Peanut to sign with the Tigers. "He called me Saturday night after they won. I told him congrats. He was the first coach to call in September. He called right after midnight. He also came to see my game last week. He is the first coach to come see me this year," Whitehead said.

"He told me not to let him down. He said he really wants me to come to Clemson."

Whitehead also says that a couple of schools will be coming to see him play during the next couple of weeks. "I think UCLA is coming on the 23rd. I also think Louisville is coming, but I'm not sure when they will be here," he said.

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding defensive lineman from Alabama, right up through signing day.

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