Three-star defensive end Brian Whitmore out of Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar F. Smith took unofficial visits each of the past two weekends to Maryland and North Carolina. What did the 6-foot-3, 240-pounder with 4.65-second speed think of both teams during his visits?
"I went to the Clemson-Maryland game a couple weeks ago and it was nice, but they lost," he said. "It was still a good game and the defensive line did well because Clemson wasn't able to run on them.
"Last weekend I went to the Wisconsin-North Carolina game. It was nice too, but they also lost. They had a nice game atmosphere there and I got to sit with the fans and there are some real die hard UNC fans there. Their defensive ends get at it and the defense held them, they just didn't put the game away. I talked to the coaches after the game, particularly coach Thigpen. He told me that I looked like I was ready to play at the next level."
Currently, Whitmore doesn't claim any favorites and has no idea about official visits either.
"I've only got five visits, but I'm planning to go probably in December and January."
The No. 31 strongside defensive end in the country has been keeping an eye on college football.
"I'm really impressed with Virginia Tech because they're getting at it. They also got all my friends up there playing too," he said. "Miami is playing alright football now and I love what Ohio State is doing. That was a big game against Texas and they always play good football."
Whitmore has helped Oscar F. Smith to a solid 2-0 start with wins over Booker T. Washington and Great Bridge.
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