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2014 Carol City Corner Matthew Whyte Hearing from Florida Programs

2014 CB Matthew Whyte (5’11, 185, 4.63) of Miami Carol City finished with 35 total tackles and seven interceptions last season. While he doesn’t claim any offers currently, he is starting to see his recruitment pick up. “USF has contacted me and I unofficially visited FSU and UCF not long ago.”

Whyte spoke about his recent visits. “When I visited FSU unofficially, everything was great. I like the coaches and the players.

“I liked the UCF campus, it’s really nice. The football facilities are great. I enjoyed the visit.”

Carol City’s physical junior corner told Varsity Preps he has interest in FSU, UCF, USF, Miami, and Georgia.

Whyte feels he has multiple strengths on the football field. “I feel that my athleticism and physicality, and playing smart are my best attributes. I’m always into my playbook and I know the defense well,” he said. “This offseason, I’ve been concentrating on increasing my coverage techniques, especially in man coverage.”

With his recruitment starting to take shape, Whyte spoke about what factors will be important in his college choice. “I’d like to play college football here in Florida.

“Early playing time won’t be a big deal, just as long as I can compete.”

Don’t expect a decision anytime soon from the junior prospect. “I’ll wait things out and see how they develop.”

With Carol City’s schedule including Norland, Miami Northwestern, Miami Central, Homestead, and Belen, matching last year’s 7-3 mark even with the returning talent will be a challenge for the Chiefs, one Whyte thinks he and his teammates can handle. “We won seven games last year and we’re returning several key starters. Defensively, we’re moving to a 3-4 this season, and I think we can be pretty good on defense,” he said. “We just have to play as a team and take one game at a time.”

DB Coach William Neloms said of Whyte that “Utah St. and Tulane are checking him out. He went to a practice at Miami and he talked to the coaches. He’s a very physical defensive back, a good tackler, and I think you’ll see several offers come his way very soon.”

— Michael Bradley

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