Chaz Whittaker is off to a pretty good start in his senior season. Despite a 47-6 loss to defending Ohio state champion St. Edward, Whittaker was one of the few bright spots in the win. He returned a fumble for a touchdown to open the scoring, giving Penn Hills an early lead. Unfortunately, things went downhill from there.
In week two, he completed 10-of-12 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns, including a 59-yarder to Pitt commit Corey Jones.
"I'm kind of sitting on West Virginia and Toledo, going to visit there see what the two schools have to offer," Whittaker said. "I'm interested in Cincinnati too, but there are no new offers that I know of. That's everything."
Whittaker attended Pitt's opener against Buffalo. After that game, his teammate Jones committed to the Panthers. He hasn't ruled out the Panthers, either.
"Pitt, it's still the same interest," Whittaker said. "I like it up there. (The Buffalo game) was cool. I want to go down for the Notre Dame game. When I go for that game, I want to see what the environment is like."
He did say despite a close friendship with Jones, playing at the same school is not a factor.
"It would be nice, but it's not really a factor," Whittaker said. "I still look at every school the same, and I'll pick whatever school fits me the best."
Whittaker will pull a double-duty on September 24—travelling 70 miles south for the West Virginia-LSU game that night. He was hoping to get to the Boise State-Toledo game, but can't because it's being played on a Friday night—the same time as his game. Though the Bearcats haven't offered, he'd like to get back to the Cincinnati campus as well.
"They sent me a couple letters," Whittaker said. "I just want to go up and visit; see where they're at and what it's like up there."