January 24, 2011

Wilhite attends A&M's Junior Day

After tearing an ACL early in his junior season, all Fort Bend Hightower running back Joshua Wilhite could do is sit on the sidelines and watch. But that doesn't mean college programs stopped watching him.
Wilhite was one of Texas A&M's invitees to its first 2011 Junior Day, and the 5 foot, 10-inch, 170-lb. speedster took them up on their offer. After he returned home Saturday afternoon, he talked to Aggiyell.com about his experience.

"It was nice," he said. "We got to look around at different facilities. We talked to the position coaches, we got to eat ... We did many things."

Wilhite, averaged better than 6 yards a carry as a sophomore, said the Aggies did not make an offer and are still in the process of evaluating possible targets at running back.

"(Running backs coach Randy Jordan) said they're taking the running back offers slow," he said. "They will keep up with me during the spring and go from there."

Wilhite said he had some mixed emotions when asked if the Aggies had helped themselves during the event.

"They could have done better, but I was satisfied with them," he said.

Wilhite, who is also among the nation's elite in running the 400-meter dash, said he doesn't have a leader at this point but A&M is in the running.

"I couldn't tell you the answer to that, having a leader, right now," he said. "They are one of my better choices though. They have a great track team too, and I'm really interested in that."

Wilhite said he's also interested in Arizona, SMU, Oklahoma State and Arkansas.

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