Recruiting Report: Mario Whitley (2018)

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Posted On: 11/9/16 11:00 AM

Quickly establishing himself as one of the top prospects in Michigan’s 2018 class, Frankenmuth 6-foot-4 wing Mario Whitley already has Division I offers coming in, and several more could be on the horizon.

OaklandOffers have been extended from Oakland, Toledo and Detroit, all of which came this past summer.

He’s seeing some initial high-major interest as well.

“And then I have interest from Butler, Akron, DePaul, and those are the main ones. Michigan State has called me and asked how I’m doing, and also Michigan and Iowa,” said Whitley.

Gracious about the scholarship offers and opportunities, Whitley knows that his support system has been key to his success.

He was eager to express that.

‘I want to say thank you to my mom, Coach (Andy) Donovan, and Frankenmuth High School,” said Whitley,

He says his main focus right now is not so much his recruitment, but improving and being the leader of his team.

“The recruiting process is something I don’t think about as much as some people do,” he said. “I’m going to play my game, put up points, be the leader of the team, and not worry about recruitment too much.”

The 2016/17 season is now upon us, and Whitley acknowledges that his role this season with the Eagles will increase greatly.

“We lost a lot of seniors last year due to graduation,” he said. “It’s going to be different for me, just being an upperclassman and people looking up to me. I’m looking forward to the season starting.”