D.L. Wilhite Makes a Minnesota Commitment

D.L. Willhite, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound running back/defensive end from Lexington (KY) Bryan Station, committed to the Gophers Tuesday morning, according to sources close to the program. Wilhite made an official visit to Minnesota this past weekend and attended the Gophers game versus Purdue.

D.L. (Donald) Wilhite was being recruited as a running back by several other Division I programs, including West Virginia, Purdue, Kentucky, Auburn, Wake Forest, Louisville, Michigan and Michigan State. He told GoldenSports.Net Saturday that his top three schools were Minnesota, West Virginia and Purdue.

Wilhite is the teammate of running back Terrell Combs, who also visited Minnesota this past weekend.

Bryan Station has not had much recent success in football as they have not won more than two games in a season since 2000 and were just 2-8 last season.

In fact, second-year coach Oliver Lucas e-mailed a school-wide apology for the Defenders' poor play in their 45-3 season-opening loss to Dunbar.

The Defenders bounced back for a 17-8 win over Western as Wilhite and Combs combined for 291 yards rushing and receiving in Week 2.

Wilhite ran 17 times for 62 yards as they fell to Johnson Central 58-21, dropping to 1-2.

Wilhite ran 26 times for 96 yards for Bryan Station as they lost their third game of the season to Woodford County 31-19.

"My main concern is academics," Wilhite told Kentucky Sports Report this summer. "I want to go to a school thats degree offers a lot of weight. First and foremost, I want a shot to play running back. The school that offers that, plus academics and then what they can offer moving forward in football; that's the school I'm gonna choose."

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