March 4, 2012

Whitmill Has Early Top Three

With the Houston Cougars continuing their march towards the 2013 signing class, they continue to target some of the Texas' top talent. One such talent is Bastrop (TX) linebacker Paul Whitmill. Who recently cracked the Rivals 250 list.

Whitmill fields about ten offers thus far from some prominent programs and is just taking his strides with the recruiting process.

"The recruiting process has been good for me," the talented linebacker told CougarsDen. "I'm just kind of laying out all of my options and continuing to talk to coaches."

Whitmill has already been to a couple of junior days and has even more planned in his near future.

"I've been to junior days at Baylor and A&M," the 6-foot-1, 200-pound linebacker said. "I'm going to TCU on the eleventh and I'm planning on going to Texas Tech also.

The junior days were really good, they all showed us the academic facilities, the locker rooms and showed us around, both of them were about the same."

Whitmill also has plans to take in a few camps over the summer.

"I'm going back to Baylor for the Combine and I'm also going back to Texas A&M for another camp this summer."

Whitmill has offers from Tennessee, TCU, Texas Tech, Baylor, Texas A&M, Wake Forest, SMU, Arizona, Ole Miss and Houston and of all those schools there are three really stand out for Whitmill.

"My top three right now would have to be Ole Miss, Baylor and Houston," the Rivals 250 linebacker told CougarsDen.

Whitmill was impressed with Houston last season and likes the direction that the program is headed.

"I like the fact that they're getting a new stadium and moving to the Big East," Whitmill said of Houston. "You want to play against the best competition you can and that's just the competitive mindset that I have."

Whitmill also visits the city occasionally and has some ties to not only the University but the city of Houston as well.

"I actually have a brother and sister that live in Houston," the talented defender said. "I've been there a lot, I actually saw the SMU game last year and I really enjoyed it. They have a lot of tradition there especially in that stadium, my dad actually played in that same exact stadium for the Cougars."

After visiting some camps over the Summer, Whitmill will turn his focus towards his senior season and taking Bastrop to that next level.

"I'm just focused on making it to the playoffs and putting Bastrop back on the map," Whitmill said.

Whitmill will likely take his time making his decision and will likely wait until after his senior season. With his ties to the University of Houston as well as the city of Houston, he will be another big name for Houston fans to watch as the 2013 recruiting cycle unfolds.

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