Recruiting: Whaley Calls Visit Great

Linebacker Alonzo Whaley of Madisonville, Texas has been recruited by Oklahoma State for a long time, and was, at one time, thought to be out of reach. This weekend Whaley made his second official visit and this one was to Oklahoma State. Whaley said following the visit that the Cowboys are now on his list of favorites.

"It was great, nice school, lots of nice people," said the 6-1, 220-pound Whaley. "The people are the best part about it. It is a great school and an athletic department that is definitely on the way up, and I wouldn't mind being a part of that in football."

Whaley was shown around by Derek Burton, defensive end out of Muskogee, and the two seem to hit it off.

"We went to both basketball games, the guys beat Texas Tech and the women's game," said Whaley. "We weren't there at the end when they stormed the court, but we saw it on TV in the hotel."

Whaley said he is looking to major in business and was impressed with what he saw on the academic tour on Saturday.

Whaley was a first team selection at linebacker on the Associated Press 2007 Texas Class 3A All-State Team. He had a whopping 162 total tackles this season along with 8 fumbles caused, 5 fumbles recovered, and an intercpetion that he returned for a touchdown.

The recruiting line is already starting to form outside his door for his little brother and fellow A.P. Texas All-State selection Chris Whaley. His brother, a junior, is a running back that gained 2,119 yards and scored 28 touchdowns rushing this past season. He has already agreed to attend University of Texas junior day. The older Whaley can truly believe OSU is not after him for his brother. The Cowboys need linebackers.

Alonzo Whaley has visited Louisiana Tech and has scheduled visits to Arizona State (Jan. 18) and Nebraska (Jan. 25). He said Oklahoma State was up there above those others for now.

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