Recruiting: Whaley Has Cowboy Offer

Linebacker Alonzo Whaley of Madisonville, Texas said he was offered a scholarship a couple of weeks ago by Oklahoma State. The 6-0, 215-pound linebacker runs a 4.6 in the 40-yard dash and had quite a junior season with 172 tackles, 10 sacks, six fumble recoveries, and an interception. Whaley said he has been offered by the Cowboys and has also heard from Nebraska, Houston and Louisiana Tech.

"I just want to go somewhere to play," said Whaley. "I love football and I really want to play at the next level."

Whaley said Oklahoma and Louisiana Tech had coaches come by the school this past week, and LSU and Oklahoma State are due to come by with the Mustangs spring football starting this week. Whaley said he hasn't come up with any favorites yet and that it is still too early for that, but he has come up with a strategy.

"I think it is more likely that I will take my recruiting on into the season and not make an early commitment this summer," he said. "I haven't even talked to my mom about it all yet."

The reason is that Whaley's decision could be a two-for-one deal. His younger brother, Chris (6-3, 210, 4.5), is a standout running back and will be coming out of Madisonville a year behind him.

"My brother will more than likely follow me where I go," said Alonzo. "I can tackle him, sure, and I think it would be fun to be playing against each other in a college game. It would also be a lot of fun to be playing on the same team. My mom really wants us to go together so she won't have to travel to two different places to see us play."

Alonzo said his grades are in good order and he is strong for his size with a 310-pound bench press max and 400-pound on the squat.

GoPokes Top Stories