Vancouver tight end commits to NCAAs TEXAS LONGHORNS (VIDEO)

A former Vancouver high school all-star will be playing in the NCAA in 2014.

Yesterday, Blake Whiteley verbally committed to NCAA FBS Division team, Texas Longhorns.  Among the 13 offers Whiteley was considering included Arkansas, Purdue, Virginia, West Virginia, Akron, Bowling Green, Colorado State, New Mexico, South Florida, Southern Miss and Texas Christian (TCU).  However, he opted for the Longhorns offer, which was given to him in early December after a visit to the school.

The 6’5, 240 pound British Columbia tight end recently played for Arizona Western College Marauders of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA – JUCO). During his time with the team, he had 67 yards on eight passes and scored two touchdowns.

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Prior to JUCO, Whiteley enjoyed tremendous success north of the border with his high school team, West Vancouver Highlanders of the British Columbia High School Football Association (BCHSFA).  In his senior season in 2012, the tight end amassed over 1100 yards, over 70 receptions and scored 16 touchdowns.  The league recognized him with a selection to the ‘AAA’ All-Star Team.

Whiteley’s commitment is the first one since Head Coach Charlie Strong took over the reins as Head Coach of the Longhorns program.  With two tight ends about to enter their senior campaign coupled with the de-commitment of another player at the same position, the Longhorns have addressed the gap by virtue of Whiteley’s commitment. Whitley is the 22nd Longhorn recruit for the team’s 2014 class.

Photo credit:  British Columbia High School Website


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