If you know much about Union County from this past season you know they had all-world running back Marcus Whitener in the backfield who ran for over 1800 yards. Whitney started the first two games of the year against Spartanburg and Dorman but then was struck by the injury bug. He managed to get back to the field during Week 8 but was relegated to backup status with some playing time here and there due to Union's success running the ball with a run-first option.
Despite the second string status Whitney continued to work hard and prepare himself each week. That work continues today and one area that he would like to make a major improvement is with his speed. Whitney reports a 4.72 second time in the 40 yard dash currently but would like to see that number drop even more.
"I play smart and I can easily read defenses. I'm a dropback passer but I do have a fair amount of escape ability." The "smart" aspect carries over from his work in the classroom as Whitney has a 4.2 GPA. He recently took the SAT and has scored a 21 on the ACT.
A number of schools have shown some interest and he called off the schools he's hearing from the most. "Alabama, South Carolina, Rutgers, Clemson, and Notre Dame. Alabama is probably recruiting me the hardest." Whitney says at this point he's wide open to any and all schools.
This offseason will be a busy one for the 2009 signal caller. "I will be going to USC (camp), Clemson (camp), the Manning Passing Academy, and Jerry Nettles this offseason." Given his strong work in the classroom it's no surprise that area will play a big role in his decision making process. "I'd have to say definitely education (because that's what you're there for). Then probably conference strength and playing time are neck-in-neck for second as far as importance goes."
In continuing our interview with Whitney he offered up that the toughest team he faced was Dorman and two of the toughest players he's gone up against in his career are Gaffney LB J.B. Shippy and Clinton's Kelton Hall. Bo has set up some goals that he'd like to meet next year and he shared them with us. "I'd like to make the Shrine Bowl, earn some scholarships, and win the region and state championship."
Inside The Numbers...Bo Whitney
Bench: 285 pounds
Squat: 410 pounds
Fastest 40: 4.72 seconds
Vertical: 31 inches
A Closer Look At...Bo Whitney
Favorite musicians: Kiss, Lil Wayne, Kenny Chesney (I like a WIDE variety)
Favorite movie: Forrest Gump
Favorite food: white rice
Favorite subject in school: engineering
Favorite thing to do when not playing football: watching it! or reading
Favorite football players: Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Brett Farve
Dream school: USC, I grew up being a fan
If you could meet any 3 people who would you choose? Jesus, Martin Luther King Jr., Ghandi
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