Texas signee Jordan Whittington scored six touchdowns in the Class 4A Division I championship game. (Mike Craven)

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Future Longhorn Jordan Whittington scores six touchdowns, sets record in state title win

Posted December 21st, 2018


ARLINGTON — It was a memorable week for Cuero athlete Jordan Whittington. The four-star signed with Texas on Wednesday and a set a state championship record with 334 yards rushing on Friday to help Cuero claim a Class 4A Division II championship, 40-28, over Texarkana Pleasant Grove. The future Longhorns scored a total of six touchdowns and accounted for 377 yards on offense.

Cuero athlete Jordan Whittington led the team to a Class 4A Division II title. (Mike Craven)

Whittington registered a team-high 11 tackles from his safety position. He was named the Offensive and Defensive MVP of the game. He’ll cap his prep career on Jan. 5 in San Antonio when he plays in the All-American Game. He’ll enroll early and immediately compete for playing time on offense and special teams.

“This was the main thing I was worried about this week,” Whittington admitted. “Signing was special, but a state championship was my main focus.”


Whittington is the No. 6-ranked player on the 2019 Fabulous 55 and the second-highest rated prospect to sign with the Longhorns, following four-star Conroe Oak Ridge offensive tackle Tyler Johnson. Both were among the 22 players who signed with the Longhorns during the early period. The class currently ranks No. 9 in the country.

“To have a performance like this on this stage is special. He wasn’t going to be denied,” said Cuero head coach Travis Reeve. “He was a man on a mission.”

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