Whitmill has one on top

Paul Whitmill has plenty of college options to choose from. On Monday, he named a favorite.

With a limited number of scholarships available for the 2013 class, one position the Frogs won't mind going heavy on is at linebacker. The Frogs have offers out to several top prospects and among them is Bastrop, Texas linebacker Paul Whitmill.

The 6-1, 200-pounder has been on TCU's radar for two years and added an offer from the Frogs just over a month ago. TCU isn't the only program in pursuit; Baylor, Houston, Arizona, Wake Forest, SMU, Texas Tech and Utah have also offered.

Since the beginning of spring evaluation, several schools have stopped by Bastrop. Florida State, Houston and TCU were among the schools that came by his school today.

The good news for TCU fans? Whitmill currently has the Frogs on top.

"The recruiting process is going good for me," he said. "Coach Haverty came down today, he was actually the first coach that showed interest in me when I was a sophomore. I really like them (TCU); right now they're my number one choice going into the committing process."

Whitmill says his relationship with Haverty and TCU's campus is what sets the Frogs apart from the others.

"It's close together, most schools their academic halls and their field houses are spread all over the campus and I like a small school like TCU," he said. "It felt like home as soon as I stepped on the campus to visit."

Whitmill visited TCU for a junior day on March 12th and was offered a scholarship by head coach Gary Patterson. The three-star linebacker says he nearly pulled the trigger that day.

"I wanted to commit right on the spot but I had to let them wait," Whitmill said.

Baylor is another program high on Whitmill's list and it very well could come down to the Frogs and Bears for his services.

"I like Baylor because it's right there and it's a private school education and you can't get any better than that," Whitmill said of Baylor.

Bastrop will begin spring ball on Monday, April 30th. It's the first step of what Whitmill hopes to accomplish his senior year; better individual performance and more importantly, a better team record.

Whitmill says he will likely have a decision made by the end of spring.

"After all the scouts come through during the spring, I'm going to lay them out on the table and pick one," he finished.

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