The Arizona Wildcats added a dynamic, speedy cornerback from Texas on Wednesday in 3-star Edric Whitley, flipping him from UNLV.
Read on for Whitley’s profile.
Height/Weight: 5-foot-11, 170 pounds
High School: Weiss High School
Hometown: Pflugerville, Texas
Ranking: No. 825 overall, No. 65 cornerback, No. 102 player in Texas
Star Rating: 3-star (247Sports Composite), 3-star (247Sports), 2-star (Rivals)
2019 Stats: 13 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 4 INT
Career Stats: 13 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 4 INT
Other Offers: Abilene Christian, Incarnate Word, Miami (FL), Ole Miss, Sam Houston State, Texas Southern, UNLV
Brandon’s Thoughts: Losing out on Alphonse Oywak was tough, but this is a great addition.
Whitley has blazing speed, like legit track speed as evidenced on his pick 6. That alone is worth it but when you dissect his game further you realize he has a nice set of skills.
He has great vision and ability to decipher plays quickly. To match that, he is able to react in a hurry to make a play on the ball. He had four interceptions for a reason.
I do think he is under-recruited, even though he has offers from Ole Miss and Miami, and his stats don’t actually paint an accurate picture to how good he is. Overall solid get for the ‘Cats.
Gabe’s Thoughts: Arizona lands a complete surprise here with Edric Whitley and a good one after losing out on Alphonse Oywak earlier in the week.
Whitley is an athlete with great speed, appears to have good technique with the right tools to translate to the Pac-12.
He has two very impressive offers on his list late in the process from Miami and Ole Miss. I was a little shocked at how high he was in the rankings. I think he’s closer to 1,000 than a 750 but overall this is a good commitment that should add depth to a pretty good corner group.