Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Paul Bryant wide receiver Tony Whitehead had a stellar junior season hauling in 51 passes for 950 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Unfortunately, his senior season didn't go according to plan due to a foot injury that caused him to miss five games.
The three-star flanker is back to 100 percent and is starting to focus on recruiting. He was quick to name Mississippi State and UAB as his top two schools.
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"Mississippi State was the first school to offer me. I'm familiar with their offense. I like the spread they run. I get along with the coaches real well," remarked Whitehead. Geoff Collins is Whitehead's area recruiter for the Bulldogs.
The 6-foot-2, 202-pounder calls Alabama his dream school. He has been in contact with the Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier. Nussmeier told him to take care of his grades and improve his test scores before the Tide can start actively recruiting him.
UAB is recruiting him hard at the moment. The Blazers wanted him on campus last weekend, but he didn't have a ride and couldn't make the trip. The staff at UAB has impressed Whitehead thus far.
He said, "I have a real good relationship with Coach Sigler. I would like to set up my official visit after this weekend."
Whitehead scored a 17 on his ACT. After the New Year he plans to transfer to Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Christian Academy to focus on academics.
His tries to model his game after NFL WR is Julio Jones. The Tuscaloosa product is planning to make his decision in January.
Last spring, he clocked a 4.69 40 (laser-timed) at the Mobile Nike Football SPARQ Combine.