On Sunday at the 1925 All-Stars 7-on-7 tryout, Kodi Whitfield did not have any offers but proved he was one of the top wide receivers in Southern California by running great routes, catching everything and showing off a good frame.
By Wednesday, the Los Angeles Loyola prospect picked up his first offer from Arizona State and the 6-foot-1, 178-pound prospect is thrilled to be on the board.
Whitfield said he doesn't know much about the Sun Devils yet but he is excited to learn all about the program.
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"This was a surprise to me because other than a few questionnaires we really haven't had any contact with them," Whitfield said. "I know they were up here during the season last year to recruit some guys but other than that they talked to my head coach and maybe he sent some film or something.
"I don't really know much about Arizona State yet. Jared Baker is like my brother so mostly I know about Arizona. Really to get that first offer is relief but I have to work hard to get the others I desire."
Whitfield finished with 31 receptions for 440 yards and five touchdowns in his junior season and could have had much better statistics if quarterback Jerry Neuheisel didn't go down with an injury early in the season.
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.
That means Whitfield is definitely interested in the Cardinal or possibly returning to the SEC to play his college ball.
For now, Whitfield is focused on learning more about Arizona State, talking to the Sun Devils' coaching staff and possibly getting out to campus.
"I would go to a junior day but they haven't sent me any information yet," Whitfield said. "I'm thinking about e-mailing the recruiting coach, coach (Steve) Broussard, he's the one that offered me so maybe he'll get me some junior day info."