"I am actually working out getting ready for spring ball," Whitlow said. "I am just working hard. I set out to work on my pass rush, my footwork and also on stopping the run."
The standout defensive might actually be able to pull off the standup defensive end. Whitlow thinks that he can play a couple of the defensive end spots and even could play more of a walk-up outside linebacker position.
"I fee like I could play the "7", "9" or even play stand-up. I think that my strength on the football field is my conditioning, my effort and I never take off a play on the football field."
The offer total is nearing double digits for Whitlow. He says that the newest offer he received was today from a team not in the immediate area. He knows that he's getting a lot of help getting his name out from his coach.
"I am up to eight or nine offers. I got an offer from Nebraska today and that is my first Big Ten offer. It means a lot to get an offer from a school out of the area because my coach is helping me out so much and I am thankful for that."
The college decision is something that Whitlow has given a lot of thought to. He says that it's definitely education first. After that it's football as well as a school that has him and his interests in mind.
"First is definitely my education. Second I am going to want to take a look at early playing time. Lastly, I am thinking about going to a school that is going to look after me even if I am a guy that gets hurt."
Whitlow might be making a visit this weekend, but he isn't sure to which school. There are a couple of schools that he's considering seeing. With spring break coming up there may be more visits to follow.
"I am going to take a visit this weekend either to Cincinnati or to Louisville. I am not sure which school I will visit this weekend. I also have spring break next weekend so I would like to take a couple more trips during that time."
The Nebraska offer does come on the heels of some pretty serious interest by the Huskers. Whitlow was trying to reach someone from the Nebraska staff today to talk about the offer.
"They had been recruiting me pretty hard and then they called my coach today. My coach texted me and asked me to call the coach from Nebraska because he said that they wanted to offer. I haven't spoken with anyone there yet, but I tried calling Coach Charlton Warren."
Nebraska is definitely the furthest away school to offer Whitlow. According to him that may not be a bad thing and in fact could be a good thing. Whitlow is looking to leave the state to go to school possibly.
"Distance won't bother me and my decision a lot. I am actually looking forward to leaving the state of Alabama to go to school. Nebraska is a school that I'd want to take an official visit to see."