Speed can overcome size.
Whitfield, who stands 5-foot-6 and a 160-pounds, may be small in stature but makes up for with his heart and his 4.4 speed.
"I'm fast and I can score anytime I touch the football," Whitfield told InsideTennessee.com. "Some might think I'm just a track guy that plays football, but I'm an athlete that plays football and runs track."
Navy has already extended an offer in Track, now Whitfield will take several unofficial visits over the next few months in search of a football offer.
"I will be going to Tennessee's Junior Day on March 26 and then plan on going back for their spring game on April 16th."
Whitfield also plans on attending the InsideTennessee Combine that will be held on April 17th in Knoxville.
"I want to compete against the best talent," Whitfield said. "I'm hearing that Tennessee has some fast guys, I plan on being the fastest guy there."
This won't be Whitfield's first trip to Knoxville.
"I have ran a couple of track meets there before," Whitfield said. "I really like Knoxville a lot, and I love the facilities that Tennessee has."
According to Whitfield he plays both running back, wide receiver and returns kicks and punts for his Canal Winchester High School team.
Stay tuned to InsideTennessee.com for complete updates on Whitfield's upcoming visits to Tennessee.