Soft Verbal

Nashville, (Ark.) athlete A.J. Whitmore announced his verbal pledge to Kansas State during the summer. He has scheduled an official visit, but is also considered a soft verbal commitment to the Wildcats.

"I have not been on any visits yet," said A.J. Whitmore from Nashville, (Ark.). "I have set visits up to Kansas State and one to Arkansas towards the end of the season. I am not sure the dates of those visits."

"I haven't been to any games, but I plan on going to a few. I know I am going to the Kansas State/Texas game. I plan to go to the Arkansas/Auburn game too."

Whitmore (5-9, 170-pounds) tells us why he announced an early decision.

"When I went up there for an unofficial visit it felt like home," he said. "Everything up there revolved around football. I like the campus. Everything is spaced out. It's very roomy. Every other place I have been is packed it one spot."

"I think their coaches are nice and easy to get along with. Coach Tim Horton is my recruiting coach. He is nice. He is the running backs coach. He is easy to get along with."

Whitmore stars as quarterback and free safety for his high school squad. He was recruited by the Wildcats to play cornerback. He talks about his strengths on the field.

"I got a vision to see the field. I can make a play when it's busted. I am team player," he said.

The Razorbacks have not extended a scholarship offer, but schools closer to home have asked for his signature in February.

"In addition to Kansas State, I have received offers from Central Arkansas and Arkansas State. Arkansas is talking to me about offering," Whitmore said.

"I like Arkansas. I could come home when I want to. Kansas State is eight hours away. I like everything about Arkansas."

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