"Right now, Louisville and Auburn are my two favorites," said Whitehead, who is considering studying either computer technology or business in college. "The academics at those two schools make them stand out from the others. Both school's are just incredible."
Scout.com's third-ranked defensive end also commented on the play of his two favorites in their respective January 2 bowl games.
"Louisville has a great program," said the Birmingham West End High School product. "I felt like they put together a good game plan against Virginia Tech. I think Louisville is just a couple of players away from getting there. They will definitely be playing in big bowl games for the next few years."
"I thought Auburn was ready to play, but they just didn't expect that type of game," he continued. "They are a great program and you know that they will keep playing in the big bowls."
Tennessee and Clemson also remain heavily in the mix. Whitehead is set for an official visit with the Vols on January 20th and Clemson, along with his two favorites are under consideration for a visit this weekend.
"I'm debating a few schools for a visit this weekend," he said. "I'm thinking about taking an unofficial visit to Louisville this weekend. If I do take an unofficial visit to Louisville, it will be this weekend. I'm also thinking about visiting Auburn and Clemson. I'm also going to try to squeeze one in for the last weekend of the month."
Whitehead, who said that his trip to Louisville was the most impressive yet, added that he's looking forward to his trip to Knoxville.
"I think I'm going to have a great visit with Tennessee, too," said the 6-foot-6, 245-pound Whitehead. "L.T. Walker is going to be there with me. We've talked about talked about going to the same place. I want to make sure that I go someplace that has someone next to me at defensive tackle that can help me out and that I can help out. I think L.T. can be that type of person."
A signing day decision is still planned for Whitehead, who said that he is currently considering two different options for his announcement.
"I'm going to do it on February 1st," he explained. "I might do it on t.v. with ‘Countdown to Signing Day' or I might do something local with Tim Hawthorne."
As a senior Whitehead recorded 125 tackles, 25 sacks and 17 tackles for a loss from his defensive end position.