Whiteside: "Whoever Wants Me Most"

Coach Stock was in the home of Noah Whiteside Wednesday evening and Tommy Bowden has also been in touch with the state's top receiver several times this week. In his latest interview with CUTigers.com, Whiteside nails down his final 3 schools and talks about all of his in-home visits.

Noah Whiteside had one of the most impressive seasons for a wide receiver in South Carolina High School football history.

The senior out of Greenville brought in 86 receptions for 1770 yards and 20 touchdowns for the Red Raiders.

"My season was good, I felt like I could have done better, but I'm real proud of what I did. I need to improve on the little things and get ready for college," said Whiteside.

It has been rumored for a long time that Noah Whiteside has been the strongest of strong South Carolina Gamecock leans. What does he have to say about that after the Tigers' big win in Death Valley just over two weeks ago?

"I don't know. I don't think so, I know that's a good school, but I just narrowed it down to the three top schools. I'm just waiting to see whatever school wants me the most and that's where I'll be at," said the star wide receiver.

"South Carolina, Clemson, and Pittsburgh are my top schools and that's where I'll take my official visits."

Interestingly enough, Pittsburgh has been making progress with both Whiteside and Byrnes High wide out Terrell Allen. Noah maintains it's mainly because of their style of play, "I really like the offense at Pittsburgh, it's similar to the pros and it will help get your ready for the pros."

With all the publicity surrounding this 4-star prospect, several coaches have already been by his house earlier this week. In fact, Coach Stockstill was there watching the NBA game with him throughout most of Wednesday evening.

Noah was able to get a lot of his questions answered about the Tigers during the visit, and more specifically he now knows where he'll end up playing if he comes to Clemson.

"Coach Stockstill told me that that I wasn't good enough to play defensive back," Whiteside said laughing. "It doesn't really matter to me, I don't care where I'm playing."

Coach Fitch from South Carolina has also made it by the Whiteside household earlier in the week. "All of them are pretty much saying the same thing about early playing time and stuff like that. I'll end up going where ever they want me the most."

CUTigers Notes:
Believe it or not, Coach Stockstill was still with Whiteside (in the other room) during our entire interview with the senior wide receiver and Shine Bowl participant.

Based on this interview and speaking with him directly, it becomes very obvious that Clemson has made up significant ground here. Even though South Carolina might still be the team to beat, Coach Stockstill is all over this one.

Whiteside insists that he'll be making a decision sometime in January after he finishes his official visits. We'll continue to keep you updated on this outstanding wide receiver right up through signing day.

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