3 - Ike Whitaker Position: Split End
Class: r-Junior
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 220 lbs.
High School: Northwest
Hometown: Germantown, Md.
photo A big, tall athlete who spent last season learning the ropes at wide receiver ... Seems to have bought into his move from quarterback after enjoying some success at the split end spot during spring workouts ... Finished up strong with an impressive, diving touchdown catch in the Maroon-White game ... Still needs to trim some weight to improve his quickness, but has given great effort to make the move work ... Will be a strong contender when the battle for playing time resumes in August.

2007: Moved from quarterback to wide receiver during the preseason ... Played six downs in the opener with ECU ... Picked up his first reception, a 9-yard grab, at LSU ... Played nine snaps against Ohio and caught a 3-yard pass ... Had a 5-yard catch against William & Mary, while playing 28 snaps ... Saw brief action at Duke ... Worked four plays at receiver during the Georgia Tech game and five against Miami ... Had three catches for 17 yards on the season ... Earned Iron Hokie honors during off-season workouts ... Caught two passes for 15 yards in one spring scrimmage and three grabs for 24 yards in another ... Made a diving 12-yard touchdown catch during the Maroon-White game ... Earned the Bullock Award as the most improved offensive player during spring workouts.

2006: Completed 10 of his 16 passing attempts for 119 yards and one touchdown ... Saw 44 snaps while playing in five games ... Got in for 17 snaps against Northeastern ... Hit on 6 of 9 passes for 49 yards ... Threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Greg Boone in late duty at North Carolina ... Completed his only pass attempt in the Duke game for 15 yards ... Played 15 snaps in the Southern Miss game ... Hit on just 2 of 5 passes for 12 yards, but added 26 yards on five rushes ... Appeared for three snaps in the Kent State game, rushing once for 1 yard ... Improved in all four major lifts during spring max testing ... Completed 9 of 10 passes for 49 yards and ran six times for 28 yards during Tech's first spring scrimmage ... Passed for one touchdown and ran for another during the second scrimmage.

2005: Worked on the scout squad while redshirting ... Posted a 360-pound back squat during fall testing ... Turned in a 32-inch vertical jump during the spring ... Was suspended for a violation of team rules and missed half of spring practice ... Rushed for 23 yards on three carries during the final scrimmage of the spring ... Completed 2 of 9 passes for 18 yards ... Was 6-for-6 passing in the spring Maroon-White game for 85 yards ... Tossed a 49-yard touchdown pass to Justin Harper.

High School: A three-year starter for Coach Randy Trivers at Northwest ... Passed for nearly 5,000 yards and 56 scores in his career, leading his team to a 30-6 record ... Completed 157 of 262 passes his senior season for a school-record 2,586 yards and 28 touchdowns ... Threw just 10 interceptions ... Also ran for 432 yards and 10 scores his senior year ... Led his team to a 13-1 record and the Maryland 3A championship ... Hit 20 of 27 passes for 207 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the championship game ... Won the Art Monk Good Samaritan Offensive Player of the Year Award ... Named first-team All-Met by The Washington Post ... Named the Post's Offensive Player of the Year ... Selected to the first-team All-Montgomery 3A/2A/1A team ... Listed as the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the nation and the No. 3 player in the state of Maryland by rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 5 quarterback in the nation and the No. 4 player in the Mid-Atlantic region by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 8 quarterback in the nation by PrepStar ... Ranked the No. 16 quarterback in the nation and the No. 4 player in the state of Maryland by scout.com ... Rated the No. 14 quarterback in the nation by collegefootballnews.com ... Rated the No. 119 player in the nation and the No. 15 player in the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Ranked the No. 47 player on the East Hot 100 by scout.com ... Listed an All-American by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Named a postseason All-American by SuperPrep ... A member of PrepStar's postseason Dream Team (top 100 in the nation), as well as an All-American and an All-Atlantic Region selection ... Named a preseason All-American by SuperPrep and PrepStar ... Played basketball and ran track.

Personal: Dewight Allan Whitaker ... Born 6/5/87 in Takoma Park, MD ... Son of Derrick Whitaker and Maria Thomas ... Enrolled in apparel, housing and resource management.

Passing G Effic. Att-Comp Pct. Yds. TD INT
2006 5 145.60 16-10 62.5 119 1 0

Rushing G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2006 5 9 42 4.7 0 18

Receiving G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2007 7 3 17 5.7 0 9