It was a year ago that his high school coach said he would be the next big thing to come out of that program.
Fast-forward to the present and that statement has proven to be correct. With several guys slated to play Division I ball, Beaumont (TX) Central athlete Devwah Whaley is easily of the school's best.
And while he came into last season as a player on the rise, many colleges are all in on what Whaley brings to the table now. His offer list suggests this also.
"Yes sir I have seven offers now. I'm really enjoying the process," Whaley told Scout.com.
The latest came this week when TCU stepped up to offer the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Whaley, who has a great deal of versatility. So much to the point that most programs have not decided what yet to do with him.
For Central, he plays running back, but his skills in the secondary in no way take a backseat to his overall game of the 2016 athlete.
"The coaches like my size, speed and athleticism. Nobody really knows what to do with me," Whaley said. "(On most boards) I'm listed as an athlete."
Well surely the coaches at Arizona State, Texas Tech, Memphis, Ole Miss, Houston and Louisiana-Lafayette will look to get him in the class and figure the rest out later. Also worth mentioning that Texas, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and Texas A&M are also looking at Whaley as well.