Rivals250 to watch running back Kevin Whaley out of Virginia Beach (Va.) Salem holds one offer, but is getting plenty of interest. Rivals.com caught up with the 5-foot-11, 175-pounder's head coach Robert Jackson to get the full scoop on his star tailback.
"He's a dynamic football player," he said. "When I was coaching at Norfolk State, I noticed him as a freshman and little did I know down the line I'd be able to coach him. He's a heads up football player that does it all on offense defense and special teams. He's a guy that doesn't want to come off the field.
"As a running back, he's always going forward. He keeps the sticks moving and is a player that wants the football and is always up to the challenge. I hate to tag kids, but he's the type of guy I could see playing on Sundays. He's got a whole lot of upside to him and still has a lot of room for more."
What kind of person is Whaley off the field?
"He's a good kid, yes sir, no sir type of person," he said. "He's a leader around here and players around him look to his leadership. He does have a 2.4 GPA, but he has improved every year."
What's going on in his recruitment?
"He's getting a whole lot of interest from all over, Clemson, Connecticut, Georgia, Oregon, Virginia, Maryland and more," he said. "He does have an offer from Virginia Tech and is a big Florida State fan. Despite that, Kevin knows there's a business side to recruiting and he'll go wherever he's comfortable once he takes visits."