Mansfield (Texas) High has seen several of its players receive quite a few offers since the start of spring practice. One of the prospects at the school to see his stock rise in recent weeks is linebacker Chad Whitener.
The 6-foot-1, 235-pound three-star prospect headed into this week with three offers under his belt but has almost doubled the total in the last few days.
"I have offers now - that I know of - from Cal, Colorado State, Rice, SMU and Louisiana Tech," Whitener said on Wednesday evening. "Colorado State offered me yesterday and Cal offered today. They came by practice and told my coach and he told me."
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Whitener has already had the chance to speak with coaches from both programs that have offered him this week.
"I just talked to Colorado State yesterday on the phone," he said. "Cal also used their one call and we talked for like 30 minutes. I talked to my recruiter, coach (Kenwick) Thompson, and he said he came by and saw what he saw and really liked me.
"He wasn't really at practice but like five minutes or so but he made the decision based on that and film. We talked about how he would be straightforward with me and how he's never lost a commitment that actually came and visited Cal. I'm going to Cal in June to see how it is."
In addition to the five he has now, Whitener feels a couple more offers could be on their way soon as well.
"TCU said that they would [offer] after I went to their camp on June 8, depending on how well I move," he said. "I move really well so I'm not worried about that. Arkansas seems really interested in me as well."
With the increased attention, Whitener admits that two programs have piqued his interest the most at this point in time.
"I actually really like Cal," he said. "I looked at it today online. The academics and everything are outstanding and they're a good program in the Pac-12. Plus, all the renovations that have been going on are nice.
"I also like TCU. With everything that is going on there, with them winning and everything, I like that program. I really like those two schools."