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Whitaker waiting to decide

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Germantown (Md.) Northwest quarterback Ike Whitaker is pushing his decision date back later than expected. As recently as a few weeks back, Whitaker appeared close to making a decision between Maryland and Virginia Tech.
“Right now, I’m focused on the upcoming season and trying not to worry about making a decision too much,” admitted Whitaker. “I thought I might make a decision before the start of the season, but now I’m not so sure.”
Whitaker is undecided on the idea of possibly needing more visits.
“I’ve seen each of my favorites already, but taking official visits is a possibility I’m not ruling out,” said Whitaker.
Whitaker and his teammates will open the season next week against Montgomery. In two scrimmages prior to the opener against Eleanor Roosevelt and Gaithersburg, Whitaker has stood out as the team’s leader.
“We struggled a bit in the early going against Roosevelt,” explained Whitaker. “They’re a good team and we came out a little too excited to play under control. But, in the end, I think the first unit only trialed 14-7 when we let the second team take over.”
In the second scrimmage, Whitaker put up some big numbers.
“We played much better against Gaithersburg as a team,” said Whitaker. “I threw for over 200 yards and three touchdowns and had another 70 yards on the ground.”
Whitaker got a chance to see one of his favorites in Virginia Tech take on the defending national champions this past weekend. What impressions did he have coming from the game?
“I really wanted to go to that game in person, but I couldn’t make it down there,” Whitaker said. “I was impressed with the effort, they came out pumped up to play. I thought Tech’s quarterback Bryan Randall played very well. He looked really good throwing and running the ball.”
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