One of the top 2018 football prospects in the state of Michigan is Rockford quarterback Jason Whittaker. The 6-foot-5, 205-pounder already has scholarship offers on the table and is poised to add more. He was in East Lansing for the Wisconsin game this past weekend, and I was able to get some details on his recruitment.
"As far as State goes, I always love visiting, not only as a fan, but as a school I am interested in," he said. "There were a lot of recruits there, which made it pretty hectic, but I still got a chance to talk with coach (Brad) Salem, the QB coach. Even though the game didn't go as planned, it's always great being around the Green and White."
Whittaker was one of the top underclassman performers on the camp scene this summer. He showed very well at the Spartan Elite Camp in June.
He was offered a scholarship by Western Michigan on Saturday evening, as he was leaving MSU. Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan previously offered. I expect his offer list to expand this fall, and he easily could get some high-level national offers.
Rivals.com ranks Whittaker the No. 5 in-state prospect and the No. 11 pro-style quarterback in the class of 2018. He certainly will be invited to the regional Elite 11 tryout camp next spring
Salem is Whittaker's primary contact at Michigan State. Whittaker likely will be back in East Lansing for the Michigan or Ohio State games this fall. The Wolverines also have been in contact with him, and Northwestern and Indiana are showing significant interest.