"I got an offer from Wake and committed to them last night," said Whitlock. "It just feels great. It's like I told my coach, it feels like my hard work has paid off. I never doubted a big offer would come. I just prayed about it and put it in God's hands. All I can say is it is just a tribute to my hard work."
When asked to describe his game, Whitlock had a short and sweet answer. "I'm just a 5'10 football player. I have been told I have an unbelievable motor. I just go non-stop all the time."
Whitlock will be asked to move from nose guard to middle linebacker at Wake. This is a change he welcomes. "I have always wanted to play middle linebacker," he said. "I played middle linebacker and fullback in middle school but when I got to high school the team needed me on the defensive line because of my strength. I did what I needed to do for my team and played nose guard. I may be a little rusty at middle linebacker for a bit but I am very comfortable playing there."
Whitlock plans to bring a simple philosophy with him to Wake Forest. "I want the fans to know I am going to bring hard work to the team. I can't promise I will have 165 tackles or 15 sacks in a season, but I can promise I will work hard every day and help the team win ball games."
Whitlock will make his first visit to Winston-Salem this weekend for his official visit.
He will also play in the prestigious Texas vs. Oklahoma Oil Bowl this summer.