Jan 31, 2012 3:24 PM by Brent Carney
Kentucky has landed a commitment from 3-star dual-threat quarterback Jalen Whitlow on the eve of National Signing Day for College football.
Whitlow, a 6-foot-3, 200 pound senior from Prattville (Al.) High School, tweeted Tuesday afternoon, "Just committed to The University of Kentucky. I thank God for this."
A scouting report on ESPN.com describes Whitlow as "an athletic pocket passer in the spread offense that could develop down the road into a productive dual-threat guy that is a passer first, runner second. He is very well built and looks like a wide receiver which is likely where he would end up if not at quarterback."
Whitlow is rated as a three star prospect by Scout.com, Rivals.com, and ESPN. Al.com dubbed him one of the most underrated recruits in Alabama in an article published Jan. 14.
Whitlow was originally committed to Arkansas State but was generating late interest from several SEC schools. Ole Miss reportedly offered a scholarship this week. Whitlow tweeted Monday that he spoke on the phone with former Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton. Arkansas State head coach Gus Malzahn was Newton's offensive coordinator at Auburn.
Whitlow played several positions as a senior and racked up 30 touchdowns. He was the backup quarterback for Prattville. Rivals.com rated Prattville as the No. 1 high school team in the country in its preseason poll.