Signee Profile: Nikita Whitlock

Perhaps the "sleeper" from Wake Forest's 2009 class is Nikita Whitlock. Although he was recognized as a great high school player as he was named Texas 5A defensive player of the year, most schools thought he was too short to play at the college level. Wake Forest is giving Whitlock the opportunity to prove himself at the collegiate level...

Profile: Nikita Whitlock
Height: 5'10
Weight: 240
40: 4.7

Senior Stats: 165 tackles, 15 sacks, 25 tackles for loss

Senior Awards: Texas 5A Defensive Player of the Year, unanimous District Player of the Year (two years in a row), Dallas Morning News Player of the Year

On 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."

Wylie High School coach Bill Howard: "He's quick as a cat, strong. All you have to do is watch video on him. On the field, he never stops. He was double and tripled teamed and he doesn't get stopped. He's got a desire to play football second to none."

Offers: SMU, and a host of D-IAA schools

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