Whitmore talks about commitment

The Nebraska recruiting class has been all about offense except for one player who before his commitment wasn't very well known. The commitment might have put him on the recruiting map, but he had been receiving his fair share of recruiting attention up to that point. Whitmore took the chance to update his status as a future Husker.

David Whitmore has what you are looking for in a cornerback. The 6-foot-2 and 185-pound standout from Port Arthur (Texas) Memorial said that the spring was over early for Memorial to clear the way for track.

"Spring practices went well, but we have our spring practices a little earlier," Whitmore said. "We do our spring in January. Our spring game is at the end of January or in February."

"In the spring, we run track. After we get done with track practices and then we go up to lift weights after practice. They have us pretty busy."

The Nebraska commitment was a bit out of the blue, but Whitmore said that when it came down to the decision it was just right. Nebraska has what he is looking for in a school.

"I thought it was a very good opportunity for me. When the opportunity came up, I took it. I am solid to Nebraska. They have good tradition over there and I want to be a part of that."

Whitmore went on to say that he is being recruited by the newest staff member at Nebraska and that he and that coach have known each other for a while. "Coach Buddy Wyatt has been the coach that has been recruiting me. I have actually known him for a while. I have known him since I was little."

This spring and summer was really about getting stronger and faster. Whitmore was working on his benchpress a lot as well as his footwork. "I was really just working on getting stronger, especially my bench press. I was also working on my foot speed and agility."

Whitmore said that he doesn't have a lot planned this summer. There might be an unofficial trip to Lincoln in the works, but he will be doing a lot of passing league and working out.

"I plan on going up to see Nebraska this summer. I will also be playing seven on seven this summer. I will also be working out and hitting the weights."

Whitmore took part in track this spring at Memorial. He was on one of the relay teams and also did a field event. "I ran track this spring. I ran the 4x400m relay and the high jump. I was the third leg on the relay team and I think that I high jumped 6-foot-1 or 6-foot-2 this year."

As a junior, Whitmore had a solid year playing cornerback. He was active in run support and defending the pass. "I believe that I had 54 solo tackles, 36 assisted, 13 pass break ups and two interceptions. I made second team all-district."

Scout.com was viewing Whitmore's commitment to Nebraska as a soft verbal, until last night. Whitmore wanted to clear the air about that. "Yes sir, I would call myself solid to Nebraska."


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