Recruiting: Whitehair To Visit Sept. 26

One of the top offensive line prospects in Kansas for the class of 2011 is Abilene's Cody Whitehair. The 6-5, 307-pound Whitehair was in Stillwater for part of the three-day high school camp this summer, and in the process impressed the Oklahoma State coaching staff with his performance against some of the top defensive linemen in camp including La'el Collins out of Baton Rouge (Redemptorist), La.

Whitehair has already been offered scholarships by Kansas State and Colorado State.

Oklahoma State is showing interest and Whitehair, who said he went to the K-State game versus UMass, said he and his family are making the trip to Stillwater for the Oklahoma State game with Grambling on Sept. 26.

Whitehair's uncle is Kip Racy, who is the manager of Cowboy Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Sports, and oversees a marketing partnership with Oklahoma State that includes the radio network.

"Yes, my whole family is coming with me to the game on 26th," said Whitehair. "I'm looking forward to it."

As for the current season, Whitehair, who is going both ways and playing offensive and defensive tackle, is very honest about how Abilene and how he has done.

"We're doing okay. We're 1-1 right now," said Whitehair. "We had a tough loss last week to a team that should be ranked one in Class 4A. Buhler beat up on us pretty good. I didn't play that well, but they had bigger guys and they had a lot of players that are being looked at and recruited by college programs.

"Two weeks before that I played well against Jefferson West. We played really good as a team. I had six pancake blocks and I think six solo tackles in that game."

The excitement will kick in this week in football crazy Abilene. "Oh yes, this is a big game - Clay Center," said Whitehair. "They are our arch rival. This is always a big game. This is one we all want."

Whitehair is athletic for a big man as he also plays basketball and in track he throws the shot put and the javelin. He reports a bench press max of 305 pounds and a squat max of 425 pounds. We have him in the 5.2 range in the forty.

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