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Hokies impress Ike Whitaker

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Ike Whitaker, the 6-foot-4, 198-pound dual-threat quarterback from Germantown (Md.) Northwest, had a very busy weekend. First, he played a great football game and then took an unofficial visit to Virginia Tech.
“I had a pretty good game,” Ike said. “I was 9 for 12 for 185 yards and five touchdowns. I was happy because I feel I get better every week. My coach has taught me a lot to become a better quarterback. I’m already pumped for next week.”
Whitaker then traveled to Hokie country to check out Virginia Tech. It seems both he and his family had a good time. How would he rate it on a scale from 1-10?
“To be honest, I’d give it a 10,” said Whitaker. “Everything they have really impressed me. I checked out the campus, and I thought it was pretty nice. However, I mostly like the Virginia Tech coaching staff. They were very friendly, and they introduced me to many players.
"I got to talk with a lot of people, and I feel I gelled with them. I also thought the crowd was unbelievable; I’ve never seen anything like it. The only thing that I disliked was that they lost on a missed field goal at the end of game.”
Despite losing to North Carolina State, it seems Virginia Tech has a great chance of landing Whitaker. He can pass and he can run as well, a little like former Hokie quarterback Michael Vick.
“Well, I think he is a great player,” said Ike. “But I have ways to go. I do like how Virgina Tech’s offense lets the quarterback run when they can, because that is what I like to do."
Ike has no official visits set up just yet, but he said he’ll at least take a few. His five favorites are still Maryland, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Florida, and West Virginia with the Hokies now in the lead.
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