Recruiting: Will Alabama 5-star visit Norman?

Birmingham, Ala. defensive end Deantwan Whitehead talks recruiting and about his interest in OU.

Deantwan Whitehead, DE, 6-6, 245, 4.7, BIRMINGHAM (WEST END), ALABAMA:

JH: The Scout Network recently honored you as one of the best defensive players in the country. How do you feel about that?

PW: "It is still pretty good, but I still haven't accomplished my goals. My goals were to have a pretty good senior season and I feel I did that. I ended the season with 25 sacks, 125 tackles and 17-tackles for loss. Another goal was to make the Army All-American game and I didn't make that game. I hope to make some of the other all-star games down South."

JH: Are you still alive in the playoffs?

PW: "We lost in the first round in a heartbreaker in the last minute. I had 11 tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble. I picked up that fumble and went about 15 yards with it."

JH: Are you going to play basketball?

PW: "I am not going to play basketball this year. I am taking a week off then I am going to get back into the weight room and start my off-season program."

JH: Do you have any visits set up at this time?

PW: "I have two visits set up already. My first one will be to Louisville on the 26th of this month, and then to Arkansas December the 2nd. I have no clue where else I will visit. I haven't even cut my list yet."

JH: Do you have a top five or a top 10?

PW: "I had 30 offers the last time we talked and now I am up to 50. I don't have a top five or a top ten."

JH: What are your thoughts on Oklahoma?

PW: "They stand pretty high with me. I will probably give them an official visit if I feel like they need me. I need to see their depth chart to see what kind of a need they have at defensive end. I am trying to take official visits to places that I haven't been to unofficially. I have been to Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee and Clemson unofficially."

JH: So you are considering Alabama and Auburn?

PW: "I am considering Alabama and Auburn. When I started to go to the games I started to enjoy the atmosphere. At first I wasn't considering either school, but now I am giving them some consideration."

JH: What are some the key things you are going to look for in recruiting?

PW: "I am going to look and see what the school can offer me academically. I need to make sure that the school has what I want to major in, whatever that is going to be. I need to go to a school where I can play early, because I don't want to redshirt."

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