Riverside (Calif.) Community College is one of the top rated junior college teams in the nation. One of the big reasons is because of highly touted wide receiver Isaac Whitney. The 6-foot-4 and 200-pound receiver says that Riverside could be the top rated team after this weekend.
"We are 5-1 and I think that we are rated No. 2 or No. 3," Whitney said. "We play Mt. SAC this weekend. I would think that if we won this weekend we would be rated No. 1."
The team is riding high and that is good enough for Whitney. He did say that he wished his personal numbers were a little better. There is a big reason for that though and they will likely start to increase with a little time and work.
"I had some big expectations for me this season. I know that I can still hit 1,000 yards receiving and I wish that I had more touchdowns. We had a quarterback change and we are working on our chemistry."
When you see the size that Whitney has and see him on film he's a natural fit for the X position at the next level. He thinks that he's a deep ball threat and can go up and get the ball at the highest point.
"I am playing the "X" now and I really like playing there. I like being out there on the island because you are going to get that one-on-one coverage typically and I can beat the cornerback. I am a deep threat."
The latest offer put Whitney just one short of having a double-digit offer total. He has taken one official visit already and two others that he is finalizing. He says that beyond that he's waiting to see what else happens.
"I have nine offers right now and Nebraska was the latest to offer. I took a visit to Cal and I just got off the phone with West Virginia and we are figuring out a date. I am also taking a visit to Texas Tech."
The Nebraska offer according to Whitney is one of the better offers that he's received. The offer was a bit out of left field and caught Whitney off-guard. There is a pretty good chance that the Huskers will get a chance to host Whitney later this season.
"To be honest that was one of my better offers," Whitney said. "I was surprised when they offered. It kind of came out of nowhere. I will probably take an official visit there."