BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter who led the team in rushing as a senior totaling 102/488/4 with 58/425/3 as a pass-catcher. Junior-year totals included 30/192/1 as a pass-catcher.
POSITIVES: Small, elusive ball-handler who excels as a pass-catcher out of the backfield. Quick-footed, bounces around defenders, and quickly cuts back against the grain. Runs low to the ground, effectively uses his blocks, and displays outstanding vision. Terrific pass-catcher and shows the ability to create yardage whenever handling the ball.
NEGATIVES: Easily brought down by a single defender and rarely picks up yardage off initial contact. Cannot run to daylight.
ANALYSIS: Whitaker is a productive ball-carrier who could find a home at the next level as a third-down/change-of-pace runner.