Butler (NC) Matthews defensive back Eddie "E.J." Whitley made the short drive to Raleigh on…
Junior Highlights: Eddie Whitley
Name: Eddie Whitley Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina High School: Butler Position: Defensive Back Vitals: 6'0/170/4.4 NOTES: From his safety position, Whitley collected 105 tackles, six interceptions, and deflected 12 passes during his junior season. With offers on the table from NC State, North Carolina, Virginia, Colorado, ECU, Marshall, Duke, Louisville, and Vanderbilt, Whitley is leaning to the Wolfpack early in the process. "They are still my leader because coach Reed is so cool and everything like that, but there are some other schools right behind them," said Whitley. Whitley attended this past weekend's Shrine Bowl combine and was one of the most impressive performers. He measured in at 6-0 ½, 169 pounds and ran 40-yard dashes of 4.4 and 4.46-seconds. He is regarded as one of the state's top 20 football prospects. COACH QUOTE: "As a freshman, Eddie [Whitley] replaced Jamar Adams, and Jamar Adams is doing a great job at Michigan now. Eddie stepped up as a freshman and replaced him and [our secondary] hasn't missed a beat. "He's very, very smart; he makes all of our checks on defense. He's got all the athletic tools that one would need to play safety or corner, but also has the smarts about him to not only make the checks and put not only himself in the right position to make plays, but make sure his teammates are in the right position to make plays. He's definitely a general out there in the secondary." -- Butler Head Coach Mike Newsome #15 S/CB Eddie Whitley Video 1 - #15 S/CB Eddie Whitley Video 2 - #15 S/CB Eddie Whitley Video 3 - To watch this video, you will need Microsoft Media Player. Click here to here download the most recent version of Media Player.
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