He also said the attitude of the coaches at Greensboro was a deciding factor in his decision. The Pride went 5-5 overall and 3-4 in conference play last season in Bill Young’s first season as coach.
“It was a lot like my decision to come to Coahulla,” Whitfield said. “They were real. They said we were going to work hard and it was all about the team. That is the way I feel like football should be played. You do what is best for the team and you work hard to make things better.”
Whitfield plans to concentrate on history in college with two distinct career paths in mind.
“I hope to study history and then go for a law degree, and maybe one day be someone who might be in politics,” he said.
“The other one would be to coach football and be a grad assistant and then teach.”