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Ike the next Mike

When you drew up the perfect fit for the Virginia Tech offense at the quarterback position, Germantown (Md.) Northwest four-star dual-threat quarterback Ike Whitaker was the ideal fit. And it’s now become the perfect fit for the next four years.
Northwest coach Randy Trivers confirmed that his star signal-calller has committed to Virginia Tech. As it was first reported on MDVarsity.com, Trivers said he is excited about Whitaker’s decision.
“It’s a great fit for him,” Trivers said. “He weighed all of his options and in the end, Virginia Tech was the best fit for him.”
Whitaker, who is 6-foot-4 and 198 pounds, picked Virginia Tech over Clemson, Florida, Maryland and West Virginia. As a junior he threw for 1,240 yards and 23 touchdowns, and in true dual-threat mode he also rushed for 670 yards and 11 scores.
"I try to be a dual threat most of the time with the run and pass. On top of that, I'm tall, so that helps too in reading coverage,” Whitaker said.
Whitaker is ranked as the nation’s No. 3 dual-threat quarterback and a four star player. He is also ranked as the No. 7 player in the Maryland pre-season state rankings.