DB Charles Whitlock Profile
Chester head coach Victor Floyd has waited a long time for an athlete like Charles Whitlock to come along.
"Charles is one of the most athletic young men I have had in my 14 years of head coaching," he said in a recent interview with CUTigers.com. "He can play multiple positions. Some people are going to recruit him as a corner. We were at Wake Forest yesterday and love him at quarterback. Some teams like him at receiver. He will also be one of the top hurdlers in the state in track.
"He is a great young man. He has a bright future ahead of him. He is about 5-11 and he runs a consistent sub 4.5."
Coach Floyd believes Whitlock has the rare combination of cover skills and toughness at cornerback.
"He has good hip flexibility, quickness and good recovery speed," he said. "He is also physically tough. It is hard to find that combination. Usually you find young men that can cover but then they will come up and grab your leg. He can do both."
The talented athlete plays several positions for Chester, including quarterback, receiver and corner.
"I would rather touch the ball," Whitlock admitted. "It doesn't really matter. I just want to get on the field, but I would rather touch the ball. I think I am best at corner."
What are his goals for his junior season?
"I want to win the region this year," he responded. "I want to help my team go to the state championship."
Whitlock also says he is already building an impressive offer list.
"Right now I am hearing from North Carolina State, South Carolina, Clemson, Kentucky, Marshall, Alabama and Georgia. All of them have offered," he said. "South Carolina would be my one leader right now."
Many players today are making early commitments, but don't expect the Chester standout to follow the trend.
"I want to wait a while to make a decision," added Whitlock.
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