"(Rutgers) has been trying to get me up to campus for (a tour) and for camp, but I don't have anything set yet," Whitlock said. "I think I'm going to Miami camp in June and then I'll probably go up to Rutgers eventually."
Meanwhile, Whitlock is also speaking with Iowa linebackers coach Darrell Wilson.
"Last time I talked to Iowa, I was talking to the linebackers coach, and he was talking about playing outside linebacker," Whitlock said. "Up until (2010) I played outside linebacker, but I was moved to defensive end to help the team but it's not my favorite position."
Even with the position change, Whitlock made 86 tackles, including 4 ½ sacks. He also spent time playing tight end, and although North Carolina-bound Jack Tabb was the focal point of the passing game, Whitlock made six catches for 96 yards.
However, schools are recruiting him to play defense, and his year on the defensive line did teach him a lesson that should serve him well as he moves back to linebacker.
"The sacrifice ...like you spill so the linebacker can fill the hole and make the play," Whitlock said. "It's talking a lot about team defense. It's way more physical. You're making contact every play."