Local RB gets interest from SMU
When you run for over 10 yards a carry in Texas 4A football, colleges will notice. It's the case with Sherman's Zac Whitfield. The junior only ran the ball 105 times last season, but collected 1,073 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Bearcats. So far, the 2011 prospect is hearing from SMU,Baylor, TCU, and OSU. In the past two weeks, he was able to check out Baylor and SMU's junior day. "I went to Baylor's, it was pretty nice. They just showed us around the campus and stuff," said Whitfield to PonyStampede.com. "I liked SMU's to. I think they could have showed up more stuff about the school, but I liked the trophy room. I never really knew a lot of that stuff." While many recruits are interested in the turnaround that June Jones has begun at SMU, PonyStampede.com has noticed that many are pleasantly surprised with the history that Mustangs hold. At 5'10 and 185 pounds with a 4.43 forty, Whitfield received his first significant playing time last season. As a sophomore, the running back was behind TCU's Waymon James. Not only was he the one of the Bearcats main options on offense, Whitfield helped out on the defensive side of the football, playing in the secondary. "Schools are recruiting me at both positions, but SMU is recruiting me as a running back.," said the junior. "I think I want to play running back. I like when I have control of the field and being able manipulate other guys." Besides for being a threat out of the backfield, Whitfield also split out from time to time, snagging 25 balls for 353 yards last season. He will look for a school with good academics and plans to make a decision midway through the season. He does not want the pressure of picking a school to weigh on him during the playoffs.