Jordan Whittington, a 6-foot-1, 199-pound athlete from Cuero (Texas) has compiled a very impressive offer list, but recently released a top eight list that included. Florida, Florida State, LSU, Mississippi, Nebraska, Texas, Texas A&M, and UCLA.
"It is a true blessing that I can just go to my mom and take the weight off of her back and not have to pay that much for my college like and average person that is not playing athletics," Whittington said of his list. "I mean especially getting so many (offers) this young. It is exciting.
Whittington is currently rated as a four-star wide receiver on Scout, but will soon be reclassified to athlete once the Class of 2019 rankings are updated.
"I have offers on both sides of the ball," Whittington explained. "I feel like I could play receiver, returner and some safety, so we will see. Oklahoma, UT and Baylor have offered on defense.
"At safety, I feel like I can cover the field a lot. I am smart. I use my head. At receiver, I am smart as well and I know more about playing wide receiver."
With two years of high school ball remaining Whittington has a lot of time to consider all of his options. Until then he will just take visits and get to now more and more bout that top list of of programs.
"My latest unofficial visit I think was UT," Whittington reported. "The thing that stood out as always is the coaching staff and the tradition. It reminds me a lot of where I play right now. I need to see Nebraska, Florida again, Florida State, and Ole Miss."
Whittington -- who confirmed he is open to leaving the state to pay his college ball if he finds the right fit -- has been training hard in preparation for his junior season.
"I have been putting on weight and the main thing is I have been concentrating on the stretching and getting faster and faster," Whittington said. "That is what I have been doing hard for about a month now."