Isaiah Wharton spent his first semester on the scout team where he excelled at both safety and cornerback against the first-team offense. This spring, he faces the offensive two-deep as one of the top healthy cornerbacks on the roster.
"It's a big opportunity because one thing about Cioffi and Nadir, we're a team," Wharton said. "They help me. Yeah, I'm taking their reps because they're down, but we're one DB core and we're trying to be the best DB core in the nation."
Head coach Kyle Flood said last week that he could see cornerbacks also work at safety this spring. Wharton is a prime candidate at 6-foot-1, 200 pounds heading into his second season.
"I think I'm an athlete," Wharton said. "If a safety goes down, a nickel, a corner, it doesn't matter. Special teams, I think I can play a lot of positions."