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Two Pac-10 offers for Whitfield

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LAS VEGAS - Kodi Whitfield was one of many talented wide receivers on the 1925 All-Stars that finished in second place this past weekend at the Badger Sports Elite 7-on-7 event and the Los Angeles Loyola prospect said his recruitment is warming up even more.
Whitfield, a 6-foot-1, 178-pounder, recently picked up an offer from Washington to go along with Arizona State and the Loyola standout said he's definitely interested in the Huskies.
He's been talking to Washington assistant coach Demetrice Martin and is hearing good things about the program.
"I really like Washington," Whitfield said. "They stand out. They had a good season and I've been talking to coach Martin, he's the guy recruiting me, and he said they play with a lot of energy and I'm really attracted to that."
Coming up next for Whitfield, who also recently landed a Cal Poly offer, is a trip to Arizona State for its junior day. The Sun Devils offered him in late February and at that time Whitfield said it was a surprise since he hadn't had extensive contact with the coaching staff.
Since Whitfield is not too well-versed on Arizona State's program, his trip to Tempe early next month will be worthwhile.
"They're the first ones to offer so I definitely want to take a visit there and check them out," Whitfield said.
UCLA, Stanford, Texas A&M, Nebraska, Oklahoma and others are showing interest in Whitfield, whose father, Bob, played at Stanford and for the Atlanta Falcons.
In his junior season, Whitfield finished with 31 catches for 440 yards and five touchdowns. He probably would have had much better statistics if Loyola quarterback Jerry Neuheisel wasn't slowed by injuries.
Northwestern has also started to show interest and Whitfield said Sunday that he has had a few talks with assistant coach Jerry Brown but that his recruitment with the Wildcats is still preliminary.
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