Orgeron has a talent recruiting d-linemen

Recruiting Coordinator Ed Orgeron, former defensive line coach for the New Orleans Saints and the former head coach at Ole Miss has a talent finding, recruiting and coaching some of the best defensive linemen in the country. One Georgia defense man that is being targeted by the Vols is Warner Robbins Jeffery Whitaker. Go inside to see what Whitaker has to say about the Vols.

Finding the right defensive linemen for the Tennessee Volunteer Football program is in good hands.

Recruiting Coordinator Ed Orgeron, former defensive line coach for the New Orleans Saints and the former head coach at Ole Miss has a talent finding, recruiting and coaching some of the best defensive linemen in the country.

One Georgia defense man that is being targeted by the Vols is Warner Robbins Jeffery Whitaker.

Whitaker, a 6-foot-3, 310 pound athlete who runs a 5.2 forty, is currently holding over 16 offers, including one from Tennessee.

"I have a lot of interest in Tennessee," Whitaker told InsideTennessee.com Thursday evening. "I'm enjoying getting to know their new coaching staff, Coach (Lane) Kiffin has put together a great staff."

One of those staff members is linebacker coach Lance Thompson, the former Alabama recruiting coordinator is responsible for Whitaker's recruitment.

"Coach Thompson is great," Whitaker said. "He is recruiting me very hard, I like his style a lot and he is really easy to talk to."

Out of all the offers Whitaker is holding, eight schools stand out. Those are Georgia, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Miami, South Carolina, Florida State, Florida and Minnesota.

"I plan on getting up there for a visit sometime in June or July, " Whitaker said. "We are going to take a family trip to North Carolina, we plan on making a stop in Knoxville."

One thing that has impressed the talented lineman is the reputation of new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.

"It's pretty neat that Tennessee will be running the same defense that Tampa ran," Whitaker said. "Coach Kiffin is one of the best in the business."

One of his goals for the summer is losing some weight. "I'm gonna get down to 290 by the end of summer," he said.

"I also want to improve my hands and technique," Whitaker said.

"I love the competition though," he said. "I always try to bring it because I want to continue to prove myself. I'm explosive and real powerful plus I'm a real hard worker."

Whitaker finished his junior season with around 40 tackles and 15 tackles. He has incredible strength and benches 405-pounds and squats 565. He's also pretty athletic and has a 27-inch vertical jump.


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