Rivals250 cornerback Charles Whitlock is getting ready to attend a prospect camp at a Southeastern Conference school this weekend. In this interview with Rivals.com, Whitlock discusses the schools that are in the mix for his services, including a couple that he already has visited this summer.
"I am going down to Georgia, I think this Friday," Whitlock said. "My recruiter from Georgia is coach Willie Martinez. I haven't talked to him in a while, though."
The Chester (S.C.) High standout previously took a trip to Alabama and talked about his time in Tuscaloosa.
"I loved Alabama," he said. "I liked the campus. They treated me like they really wanted me to come and play there."
Crimson Tide assistant coach Curt Cignetti is leading the charge for Alabama.
Recently, Whitlock attended a passing camp at the University of Kentucky. One of his teammates, wide receiver Gene McCaskill, became the Wildcats' first commit for the Class of 2008.
"We had a player commit up there yesterday," he said. "I liked the campus up there. To me it was very nice, just like Alabama."
Joker Phillips is recruiting Whitlock for Kentucky.
"He's a very impressive coach," Whitlock said. "He's nice to talk to."
Florida also is in the mix for the 5-foot-11, 172-pounder. He hears regularly from Gators head coach Urban Meyer.
"I am going to make an official visit to Florida," he said.
In-state, South Carolina continues to be a factor. The Gamecocks are recruiting him to play wide receiver.
"The coach from South Carolina has been texting me a lot," Whitlock said, "I'm going to go up there for a game. It really doesn't matter to me which side of the ball I play in college. I see myself playing both."
North Carolina rounds out the schools that Whitlock commented on.
"Coaching-wise, they have a good coaching staff," he said. "Coach Sam Pittman keeps in touch with me on a regular basis."
Clemson, LSU, Oklahoma and Virginia Tech, among others, also have offered. Those teams remain strongly in the picture as well. Whitlock said every school is still even in his mind.
"All of them are still high on my list," Whitlock said. "At the end of July, I hope to narrow my list down to eight schools. I can't really say that any schools will definitely make the list or not."
Whitlock is the nation's ninth-ranked cornerback prospect and the No. 4 overall prospect in the state of South Carolina according to Rivals.com.