Dorman High School has long been a perennial football power in the state of South Carolina over the years. Head coach Dave Gutshall has coached a number of D1 prospects during his tenure at Dorman and it appears he may have another one emerging out of the 2015 recruiting class. Enter wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside.
Arcega-Whiteside is 6'3 180 pounds and although he played a good deal of JV football as a freshman for the Cavaliers he moved up to the varsity level and contributed nicely for Gutshall's team. He'll be counted upon heavily again during his sophomore season and he's shown some serious flashes of his talents early on.
We received his freshman season film and it's clear that the 2015 prospect has all the tools to be a highly coveted prospect as a wide receiver if he continues to develop and improve. What's interesting about Arcega-Whiteside is that he's also a standout on the Dorman boys basketball team as well. Some feel he has just as much upside on the hardwood as he does on the gridiron.
The Dorman prospect talked about his numbers on the football from a year ago.
"I averaged 26.7 yards per reception and had 240 receiving yards and 1 touchdown playing for varsity last year. Playing for JV I scored 11 touchdowns."
His length, leaping ability, and hands stand out clearly at this point when it comes to his abilities at wide receiver. As he continues to get stronger and improves his route running Arcega-Whiteside could possibly develop into a high major recruit for football. Early on he says one school has already started the recruiting process when it comes to football.
"Clemson is the only one recruiting me so far."
While wide receiver is Arcega-Whiteside's primary position he also doubles as a quarterback for the Cavaliers as well.
Tomorrow we'll discuss his basketball feats and talk about his recruitment where he's already hearing from a couple of ACC and SEC schools early on in the process. Stay tuned to SCPrepNation.com for more recruiting updates with J.J. Arcega-Whiteside as he's got the makings of a D1 prospect for both football and basketball should he continue his upward trend.
Since this interview Duke has also joined the recruiting mix for the Dorman prospect.