Some of those schools visited Chester (S.C.) High School bearing gifts. Auburn, Florida, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Ohio State, and Wisconsin all left behind offers.
"I'm just taking it day-by-day, basically," said Whitlock. "I'm really looking at everybody the same. Towards the end of the summer I'll knock it down to five."
Shortly after narrowing it down to five schools, Whitlock said he will make a verbal commitment.
"[I'm looking for] environment, atmosphere, education, and whether I can win a big time bowl game," said Whitlock.
Before eliminating any schools, Whitlock will continue taking unofficial visits. He has already visited Duke, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, and is planning trips to Auburn, Florida, and Ohio State.
Whitlock also hopes to entertain a summer full of camps. He's considering attending camps at Florida, Ohio State, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
A recruiter from almost every interested school communicates with Whitlock regularly, including his UNC primary recruiter Sam Pittman.
"We text like every day," said Whitlock. "[He's talking about] that if I get down there, I'll be a good player and they're going to play me on both sides of the ball.
"They've seen me make plays with the ball in my hands and on defense. [They like me as a] corner and a receiver."
Most schools are recruiting Whitlock as an athlete with a slight emphasis on cornerback.
At the Scout.com Combine held in Charlotte, Whitlock worked out with the cornerbacks. Although his participation in testing drills was limited, he did clock one of the better 20-yard shuttle times: 4.18 seconds.