Pack Evaluating Alabama QB

Prattville (AL) quarterback Jalen Whitlow has emerged on NC State's radar. Pack Pride breaks down where the Wolfpack stands in his recruitment.

Jalen Whitlow is the quarterback for one of the powerhouse programs in the state of Alabama.
While nothing can prepare a football player for being the quarterback of a college team at the FBS level, Whitlow has had an experience that's about as close as one can get.

Being the quarterback at Prattville in Alabama can be a pressure-packed, scrutinized position. Whitlow, a 6-3, 200-pound quarterback, actually shared duties with another quarterback last year, rotating in and out of the game on an as-needed basis. The quarterback he rotated with last season is going to be spending more time at wide receiver this year so Whitlow will handle more of the duties under center.

So far Arkansas State, Memphis, Samford and South Alabama have offered Whitlow while others, including NC State, still want to see more.

"NC State is sending me letters and they came to our spring practice," he recalled. "I don't remember which coach came. I haven't spoken to them yet but I know they're interested.

"I'm definitely interested in NC State. I know a few things about them. I watch ACC football so I've seen them play a few times."

All that said, location could prove to be something the Pack has to overcome, and that's even assuming they offer.

"(Location) may be a little problem because my parents want to be able to drive and see me play. I think it would be alright though. NC State's not too far away."

Tennessee, Louisville, Vanderbilt, Southern Miss, UAB and FIU are some of the other schools that are keeping an eye on Whitlow.

What kind of offense does he believe he would be best suited for in college?

"I like the pro-style and the spread. It doesn't matter to me, as long as I get to throw the ball a lot," he said.

Whitlow has already attended junior days at UAB and Southern Miss. He plans on camping at Southern Miss and Louisville this summer.

He doesn't have any idea when he'll be making a decision yet.

"That all depends on which schools I end up liking and whether they offer," he said.

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