October 24, 2011
Ready for a change?
Gainesville (Fla.) linebacker Tashon Whitehurst verbally committed to the Syracuse Orange back in July after having his offer for just over a month. A few months have passed and Whitehurst has been listed as a soft commitment. What exactly is the status of the commitment?
"I do not plan on de-committing at all"
The relationship that the 6-foot-2, 190 pounder has established with the Orange is why he does not plan on picking another school.
"So far the coaches and I have a very good relationship. I have to have a good relationship with them in order to play for the school. Once I get up there it will be better."
This season Whitehurst has been able to watch his future team play and he knows they let one game get away. He also knows that he will be able to help out when he gets on campus.
"I think they are doing ok, they let one game get away from them, but they are still doing ok," Whitehurst said. "The linebackers are doing ok, but once I get there everything will be alright."
As it stands Whitehurst has scheduled four visits and only two of those trips are left. After the final two he will not be taking anymore.
"I don't think I will be taking anymore than that. I do have one to Iowa State ad then Syracuse, but after that I will not take anymore."
Since he remains committed to the Orange what is it exactly about these visits that the three star prospect likes?
"I just like how they treat me and the schools kind of want me to change my mind. I love the cities and stuff that I get to see because I have never been out of Florida. It has been a great experience."
When it comes time for a coach to ask for him to change his mind the Sunshine State product has the same response for all coaches.
"I tell them that I will take everything in and if I go to Syracuse and it is a disappointment and I did not like it maybe I could change my mind," Whitehurst added. "I don't think that will happen though."
When he does go up to Syracuse on the second weekend in December he will know what he has a few items in mind that he is looking for.
"I am hoping to see something's that I will enjoy for the next four to five years of my life in college, That is just really what I am going o be looking for."
As for his current season he is playing well, but wants to get better.
"Right now my team is undefeated and individually I am doing ok. After seven games I have 105 tackles, an interception, a fumble recovery, and a forced fumble."
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