Aaron Whittington - DE/LB - 6-2.5, 210, 4.7/40 - Rated as one of the top prospects to come out of the "Show Me" state, Whittington's reputation needs little help. Making first team All-state last season along with junior All-American titles, you can cement Aaron as a player that a ton of schools will be watching as he plays his final high school year. The only real question is, where is Aaron looking and who's looking at him.
Whittington had an impressive season last year. With 15 sacks and 94 tackles, Aaron was a virtual nightmare for those having to stop him. Now, they can try and figure it all out again as an older, wiser and more seasoned defensive force takes the field looking to improve on his already daunting totals.
A self-described "explosive" player, Aaron looks at his speed off the snap as one of this greatest strengths and a prime source for the damage he causes, but Whittington stated that it's also the technique that he uses to get it done that is a concern for him. "I really pay a lot of attention to my hands and my feet and I always try to play with a lot of leverage."
Also, Whittington doesn't find the competition against those less capable than he as rewarding in any way, because he's looking to take on the best. "I like for my opponent to be better than me" Aaron state. "It just makes me play better and makes me a better player." Whittington plans to get better indeed and of course, teams certainly won't mind the idea of someone already this touted, attaining yet another level of improvement, in fact, I would hazard to say that those that don't want Whittington to get any better, are his competition.
Right now, Whittington stated that he is as wide open as can be when it comes to those schools he is looking at. Aaron also wanted to say that his previous favorite, UCLA, should now be moved in with the rest of the pack that is vying for his services in college. "I am looking everywhere right now. Whoever brings the most to the table, that's the school I will be interested in."