One of the state’s more explosive 2019 prospects is beginning to trim things down in his recruitment, as four-star 2019 Cuero wide receiver Jordan Whittington has elected to focus on 14 programs.
In a move that’s not much of a surprise after leaving a positive impression during his junior day visit, Whittington included the Texas Longhorns, despite not yet picking up an offer from Tom Herman and the new regime, which is something that likely changes before Whittington’s junior season.
Along with the Longhorns, Arizona, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, Texas A&M, TCU and UCLA are the other programs in his current top 14. As noted his his release, Whittington is also yet to pick up offers from Arizona, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Nebraska and North Carolina, but deemed them schools he’s interested in.
Though the staff’s focus is currently upon the ever-important 2018 class, it would make sense for Herman to extend an offer at some point in the near future to help Texas’ case for remaining a legitimate option as programs begin to pursue Whittington more heavily.
At 6’1, 193 pounds, Whittington ranks as the nation’s No. 57 player, No. 10 wide receiver and No. 3 player in Texas in the 2019 class, per 247Sports. Whittington also plays defensive back and serves as a returner.