Fozzie Whitaker 'Shows Out' In East-West Game

Pearland running back Foswhitt Whitaker was in Orlando last week to compete in the East Meets West All-American Game. He was a big contributor in the West squad's 35-25 victory over the East. He talked about playing and practicing with his future teammates, his relationship with the Texas coaching staff and whether or not he would enroll for the spring semester at Texas.

"It was pretty exciting. It was exciting to see how it will be when we mature a little more. I got to see the kind of tendencies that I can expect from them and what they can expect out of me," Foswhitt Whitaker said about playing with his future teammates.

Whitaker got an opportunity to see first hand how talented the other Texas commits were throughout the week.

"We were all good," Whitaker said. "We were very focused and showed out a little bit."

The 5-foot-9, 180-pound Whitaker definitely showed out during the all-star game. He carried the ball 20 times for 130 yards and a touchdown, continuing the success he had throughout his senior season at Pearland. He talked about his mindset throughout the week.

"I kind of took it as if we were on a road trip to a game in Orlando," Whitaker said. "It was basically all business. I had to take my game up a notch. It wasn't exactly like a college game, but it was a little faster than what I was used to."

Whitaker roomed with TCU commit Jai Cavness throughout the week. He and Cavness have been good friends for a long time and enjoyed catching up with each other.

"I mostly clicked with Jai," Whitaker said. "We have known each other since we were little. We used to run summer track together. I've known since we were like 11."

Whitaker has not taken his official visit to the University of Texas as of yet. The majority of the Texas commits took their visits to Austin in December. Whitaker helped lead Pearland deep into the playoffs and was not able to attend. However, he has set up his visit for this Saturday. He also graduated from high school in December and is enrolling for the spring semester. He talked about his current relationship with the Texas coaching staff.

"I talk to Coach (Mac) McWhorter and Coach (Ken) Rucker every week. Coach McWhorter will call one week and then Coach Rucker the next. They kind of rotate," Whitaker said.

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