Recruiting: Whitehair Wanted To Keep Playing

One of the top offensive line prospects in the state of Kansas is Abilene's Cody Whitehair. The 6-5, 305-pound Whitehair is already attracting plenty of attention but the coaches interested will have to watch video and/or settle for watching him play basketball as Abilene bowed out of the Kansas high school playoffs last week with a 24-8 loss to Rose Hill.

"It was a bad start (to the game)," said Whitehair. "A bad start and then we got some bad calls, but you can't blame the loss on the refs. We just didn't come out to play and fell behind. Give them credit as they really got after us. We had our chances and just didn't take advantage of them. It is really disappointing."

Even in the loss, Abilene had solid numbers on offense with 33 rushes for 206 yards and another 90 yards in passing. Teammate and senior Curry Sexton, who is being recruited by a number of schools, had a good game with 22 rushes for 117 yards and 22 yards receiving.

"Curry did play good," said Whitehair. "It has been fun playing with him and blocking for him."

Whitehair has heard from a number of schools but did say he has a top two in Oklahoma State and Kansas State. The devastating blocker, who has shown the ability to control a game at the line of scrimmage, will now have some time to think about his future college destination.

Whitehair has visited Oklahoma State during the summer in camp and also has been to a couple of game seeing Rice and Texas play the Cowboys. He has also been to Kansas State for games against UMass and Colorado.

"I'm going to the game on Saturday with Missouri at Kansas State," he said. "I won't make it back to Stillwater for either of the final two games. I'll have to look at going to both camps next summer."

Whitehair added that he will start basketball on Monday. That is a good thing as the extra work and athleticism helps when it comes to offensive line play.

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