Jordan Whittington and his family at the All-American Bowl jersey presentation in Cuero. (Mike Craven)

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Meet the Longhorns: All-American Jordan Whittington plans to enroll early

Posted December 19th, 2018

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Jordan Whittington, wide receiver, Cuero

Four-star wide receiver Jordan Whittington is planning to enroll early at Texas. (Mike Craven)

FYI: 6-1/198; 4 stars; No. 53-ranked player in class

Fabulous 55 ranking: 6

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Committed: March 10

Scouting report: Whittington is the most explosive athlete in the state. He’s a star at both wide receiver and safety. His stock slipped some nationally because a groin injury kept him out for eight months. This forced him to miss the elite camps like The Opening Finals and from participating in the elite 7-on-7 tournaments so many recruiting services deem as important. With pads on, however, few can match the impact of Whittington.

He’s considered the second-highest rated recruit currently committed to Texas, trailing only four-star offensive tackle Tyler Johnson. Whittington wants to play wide receiver in college and used current New Orleans Saints star Alvin Kamara to describe his future role in Austin. Whittington has scored touchdowns in high school on offense, defense and special teams and brings an explosiveness that the Longhorns lack on offense.

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2019 Texas Longhorns recruiting class

PlayerPos. SchoolStarsCommitment date
Roschon Johnson QBPort Neches-Groves4July 21 (2017)
T'Vondre Sweat DEHuntsville3Feb. 28
Jordan Whittington WRCuero4March 10
De'Gabriel Floyd OLBWestlake Village (Calif.)4March 31
Kenyatta Watson IIDBGrayson (Ga.)4May 1
Brayden Liebrock TEChandler (Ariz.)3May 8
Tyler JohnsonOLConroe Oak Ridge4May 25
Jared WileyTETemple3May 26
Jake SmithWRNotre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)4June 3
Peter MpagiDEGeorge Ranch3June 16
Chris AdimoraSMayfair (Calif.)4July 1
Marques CaldwellCBAlvin3July 7
Marcus Tillman Jr.OLBJones (Fla.)3July 28
Javonne ShepherdOTNorth Forest4July 29
Derrian BrownRBBuford (Ga.)4Sept. 16
Tyler OwensSPlano East4Sept. 24
David GbendaILBKaty Cinco Ranch4Sept. 30
Marcus WashingtonWRTrinity Catholic (Mo.)4Oct. 26
Myron WarrenDEMany (La.)3Nov. 19
Jacoby JonesDEButler C.C.3Nov. 21
Caleb JohnsonOLBFullerton College (Calif.)3Dec. 17
Kennedy LewisWRMelissa3Dec. 18
Isaiah HookfinOTFort Bend Dulles4Dec. 21
Bru McCoyATHMater Dei (Calif.)5Jan. 25

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