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Texas, Texas A&M offer 2014 LB Whitley

HOUSTON -- There has been no shortage of college prospects to come out of North Shore High School, the power program nestled on the east side of Houston.

Middle linebacker Zac Whitley, a 2014 prospect, is one of the latest up-and-coming players for the Mustangs.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Whitley holds offers from Texas and Texas A&M currently and said he likes both programs.

This summer, Whitley attended a camp at Texas and said he received good feedback from the coaching staff.

"They were great and they liked me and they liked the way I worked," Whitley said. "Basically they were saying they liked me most because I listen out of the group that was with them. Every drill that they threw at me, I basically listened and did what they told me to do and they liked me for that. I talked to coach (Mack) Brown, I talked to coach (Oscar) Giles and I talked to coach (Manny) Diaz and they said they liked the way that I listened and that's when they offered me."

The Aggies were the first to offer Whitley, doing so in the spring. Though he did not attend a camp there, he said he does have some familiarity with the A&M campus having made a trip there with a peewee league coach during his middle school days.

"I know they are interested in me," Whitley said. ""I like that they work hard and they're consistent at what they do. They get things done."

Whitley, who started as a sophomore on the varsity squad last season, also attended an Alabama camp this summer. It is still early in the recruiting process for Whitley, who said he is focused on getting better every day this fall.

"On a daily basis, me and my brothers on the defense, we get together and talk amongst each other, just basically getting better every day," Whitley said. "Focus on anything that you can do to get better and that's about it."