Devwah Whaley took his third official visit to Arkansas this weekend. He is a priority UGA target for the Class of 2016 at running back.
There were at least two reports on Sunday that Whaley has a new leader after the visit. DawgNation reached out to the 4-star prospect for confirmation and he said that was not the case.
The 6-foot-1, 209-pounder refuted those reports that Arkansas was his leader. When asked about leaders, he replied he does not have one yet.
If he signed with UGA, Whaley would have the chance to pair with 4-star commitment Elijah Holyfield. That would continue the recent UGA strategy to sign two of the nation’s elite running backs every two seasons.
Whaley told DawgNation last week he has a top group of UGA, Arkansas and Texas. He still has an official visit planned to see Texas. He said recent UGA de-commitment Davion Curtis was a friend, but that his decision to flip to Texas would not be a major factor if he eventually chose Texas.
The Under Armour All-American is rated as the nation’s No. 4 running back in 2016. That’s one slot ahead of Holyfield. He recently told DawgNation.com he still plans a silent commitment next month and a public commitment at the Under Armour All-American game on Jan. 2.
Whaley rated his UGA visit a perfect “10” after the South Carolina game earlier this year. He also took an official visit to Texas A&M this fall, but he said that didn’t go as well. He knows the Aggies already have two commitments at running back for 2016.
He felt that they were still in it, but those current commitments at his position are keeping him from considering Texas A&M as strongly as UGA, Arkansas and Texas.
Check out Whaley’s senior film below. His season is over, but he had a terrific year.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.