Chester (S.C.) athlete Charles Whitlock has picked up multiple early scholarship offers and figures to be one of the most highly-recruited prospects in the Palmetto State for the Class of 2008.
"He has offers from just about everybody that's seen him," Chester High head coach Victor Floyd said. "South Carolina, Clemson, Georgia, Kentucky, Marshall, North Carolina all have offered him. Georgia had him in their two-day camp and offered him (verbally) after watching him for just one day."
According to Floyd, that's not a surprise.
"(Whitlock) is a special kid," he said. "I coached in the U.S. Army All-American Game in 2002 and he's got the same stuff that those kids did."
Floyd says that Whitlock compares favorably to a player that he had in that game that year that currently is in the NFL.
"We had (current Buffalo Bills and former Ohio State standout) Dante Whitner and Whitlock reminds me of him," Floyd said. "But he has a little more hips and a little more wiggle."
There are no current favorites.
"He's about as open as a kid can be," Floyd said.
Whitlock plays quarterback for his high school team. Where he plays in college is up for discussion.
"People watch him and say wide receiver/cornerback, no-brainer," Floyd said. "Some say wide receiver, some say corner because of his cover skills, his hips and his top-end speed. There are some schemes he could play quarterback in because everybody is looking for an athlete to play quarterback."
Also a track standout, Whitlock competes in the 110-meter hurdles and the 400-meter dash.