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Whitaker takes in Maryland win

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Germantown (Md.) Northwest quarterback Ike Whitaker was involved in and saw some exciting football this weekend.
Whitaker’s high school team lost 36-35 to Seneca Valley Friday despite his five touchdowns (four passing and one rushing). Then the 6-foot-4, 198-pound Whitaker saw one of his five college choices, Maryland, knock off No. 5 Florida State, 20-17, at College Park, Md. Saturday.
“It was an exciting game with Maryland and FSU,” said Whitaker, who has thrown for close to 1,500 yards this high school season. “I had a good time. I don’t have any favorites. I’m still looking at five schools and I haven’t set up any official visits yet.”
Whitaker said he is looking at Maryland, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Clemson and Florida. The Gators coaching change has forced Whitaker to think about what is going on at Florida, but he still plans to make an unofficial visit Nov. 12.
“It hasn’t changed my mind in that I want to find out more about them and see what the situation will be,” Whitaker said.
Whitaker is ranked as the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the country by Rivals.com. He completed 20-of-30 passes for 392 yards in the loss to Seneca Valley last week. Northwest is 8-1 on the season after suffering its first loss of the year.
“We have one more game left this Friday,” he said. “And then we are in the (Class AAA) playoffs. I’m focusing on us having a good season.”
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