PLAYER INTERVIEW: Damir Whitaker - LB - 2022

by Palmetto Media

Palmetto Prep Academy's Damir Whitaker recently sat down with Sydney Cassidy to catch up on the upcoming season. 

1. What made you choose Palmetto Prep Academy?

Palmetto Prep Academy from what I researched gets the job done for their players, many of their players have went to great universities so when I saw that they instantly became a good fit for me. 

2. What high school did you graduate from?

Manchester High School, located in Midlothian, Virginia. 

3. What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2022 recruiting class?

What makes me a top prospect is that I am a playmaker on the field, I watch film daily to know what I need to improve on in order to become a great football player. I strengthen my strengths like reading offensive formations and mastering my craft in defensive techniques in order to gain the upper hand on my opponent. 

4. What is one thing that colleges and universities should know about you?

Football is great but being a student athlete is even better. The work I put in on the field is what I have to do in the classroom. I can't be one or the other, I must do great in the classroom in order to have a great college football career as well. They both go hand in hand with each other and that's what all colleges want to see, athletes who are both good in class and in their sports related activities. 

5. What are you thinking about majoring in when you get to college?

The major that I'm interested in is physical education (gym teacher). 

6. What is the best advice you have ever received?

No matter how hard things can get have faith in God and believe things that may seem impossible or unlikely still can happen. 

7. Overcoming adversity is what defines character; what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

One adversity I had to overcome was a football injury during my freshman year of High School football. However the injury was a blessing in disguise because during that time I became more mentally stronger and I built a better relationship with God because of it. 

8. Do you have any offers currently?

Before signing with Palmetto Prep, I had an offer from Fairmont State University. 

9. If you could sell yourself in one sentence, what would you say?

I would say that you're getting a hard worker that doesn't give up on his self and when I step on the field I am giving it my all in order to win the game for my teammates and coaches. 

Damir Whitaker

🏈 6'3 200 - LB

📚 2.375 GPA - 730 SAT 

🏢 Palmetto Prep Academy (PG)

🏢 Manchester High School, VA

🎓 Class of 2022 – Mid Year

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