2015 DT Eric Whitehead Talks Virginia Tech Visit

I caught up with Lawrence Central (Indianapolis, Indiana) defensive tackle Eric Whitehead about his recruitment. The 6-1.5, 295 pound 2015 cycle prospect visited Virginia Tech for the first time on Saturday and went home with a scholarship offer. How did Eric feel about the offer? "I was speechless. I didn't know what to say."

Thus far, Eric's only other scholarship offer is from Toledo. Coach Aaron Moorehead has been recruiting Eric for the Hokies. Eric said of their relationship, "He's really cool. We talk all the time, like I call him all the time."

When I asked Eric how his visit went, he responded, "I liked it a lot. The coaches were nice, the players were nice. The facilities...

"I saw that locker room and I was like, 'Dang!'"

Eric told me he plays in a gap control oriented scheme at Lawrence Central. He said stopping the run is his biggest strength on the field, "I blow people off the ball, and I have a quick first step." He's working with a trainer to increase his overall speed.

Both academics and being part of a winning program will weigh heavily when Eric commits to a college. As he put what's important to him, "A school that has a good number of graduates from their football team. How many people they graduate.

"A winning program, Virginia Tech has been in a bowl game 21 years straight."

Eric's leaning towards studying business in college, but as of right now is undecided. He plans to visit Virginia Tech again for the spring game, and wants to make his decision by "next month".

Eric's highlights are available on his Hudl.


Thx for sharing Joe. Big kid. Looks like he has the potential to keep growing; square shoulders and big feet. His film is great; explodes off the snap resulting in violent collisions. I also think it's great that academics are a priority; if he's looking for a business degree, it's hard to beat the Pamplin School (graduate bias emphasized)! Would really add depth to our DLine. Go Hokies!

If it ain't orange, it better be maroon...and if it ain't maroon, it better be soon!

I see a young d Hopkins in that film, I think he would fit great on our defense.

I like that we've continued recruiting that area. We nearly landed the linebacker last year.

Really don't want to jump the gun, but if he wants to commit by next month and us and Toledo are his only offers, then sounds like he kind of has his mind made up for us.
Of course recruiting isn't over just because he's committed to us, but I think it's important to start getting guys committed and get that bond between the other guys in the class. That's what helped us in the 2014 class in my opinion.

VT '15

If he does commit to us it will help us greatly with his teammate Darrin Kirkland Jr.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

Talk about a great fit for both parties

-Stick it in

Commonwealth Cup Champions since Sat, Nov 27, 2004 at 4:05:00 PM EST

I notice he isn't rated by either 247 or Rivals. That being said, the Hokies know what they are doing and obviously they see something in this kid. He has the size and base...so they probably think they can develop him into a Hopkins-like DT.



"...sticks and stones may break my bones but I'm gonna kick you repeatedly in the balls Gardoki!"