June 7, 2006

Sleeper QB making plans

With all of the talk these days centering around towering gunslingers Cody Catalina and David Legree, many Orange fans are forgetting about St. Joseph's Prep (Pa.) Chris Whitney. Syracuse has been recruiting the Philadelphia Catholic League MVP for nearly a year now, as it spent a lot of time visiting with Whitney's former teammate, 2006 commit Jim McKenzie. Behind the blocking of McKenzie and the strong-arm of Whitney, St. Joseph's rolled through its schedule in 2005, averaging 33 ppg en route to a Catholic League title.

Besides offers from Rutgers, Temple, Vanderbilt and Connecticut, Whitney said programs such as Kansas State and Purdue are also showing consistent interest.

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