Coach Spotlight: Vic Wharton
"They all came in the same week," said Christ Presbyterian Academy's head coach Ingle Martin on Vic Wharton's college offers. "He's a good player. He can play anywhere on the perimeter on offense or defense.
"You're probably going to see him in the slot [in college]. That's where his skill set will probably take him. He's a 4.4 guy who can make spectacular things happen with the ball in his hands.
"We used him every place you can think of last season and plan to do the same next year. He's the kind of player who has to get the ball. He played defensive back, wide receiver, running back, quarterback and special teams. He can do everything."
Wharton, 5-foot-11, 180-pounds, rushed for 627 yards and six touchdowns as a sophomore. He had 300 receiving yards and three touchdown catches. He made 18 tackles at defensive back, two sacks, and two fumble recoveries. He averaged 24.9 yards-per-return of kickoffs and 11.6 yards-per-return on punts. Wharton also had two passing touchdowns. He was named First Team All-State (3A TSSAA) as an athlete.
After helping the football Lions to the state semifinals, Wharton starred at point guard on CPA's state championship team with Jalen Lindsey and Jake Allsmiller, who both hold offers from Vanderbilt basketball. He also competed in the 100, 200, and 400 in track and field. Next week, the Lions will begin spring practice and Martin expects a big turnout from college coaches.
"We've already had 15 coaches come through from the Big Ten, the ACC, SEC, and so on," said Martin. "When a coach comes in to ask about Vic they always ask about Paul Adams too. He's a 6-foot-6, 250-pound left tackle who's getting invited to all the camps. It's just going to take that one person to offer, and then I think it will snowball for Paul."
The Lions finished 12-2 in 2011 falling to Milan in the state semifinals, 16-14, on a late fourth quarter safety. They return an excellent cast in 2012 including Wharton, Adams, and starting quarterback, Albert Mitchell.
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