Big Stat Dude Week 10: Qua Whitfield

Callaway took down #5 ranked ELCA last week where they won 49-20. Scoring 42 of those 49 points was Qua Whitifled, who amounted 293 rushing yards to go along with his 6 scores.

To put it bluntly, Callaway pounded ELCA playing smashmouth football with over 400 yards rushing and 500 total yards on the day. Whitefield was the tip of the offensive spear, and his strong senior season has helped Callaway back into our top 10 in 2A after a slow 0-3 start to the season.

“Senior year has been going good for me so far. It’s been a smooth ride throughout the past months. I’ve been feeling and playing good as well,” Whitfield said.

After last week’s game, Whitfield is now over 1000 yards rushing on the season and also has 15 touchdowns. The 5’10” 205 lbs. back should start to see his recruitment pick up here, especially since he has catalyzed the Cavs as a 2A title contender once more.

“As far as recruiting been going so far I got one interest from Lagrange College and I thank them for that,” he said.

Whitfield mentioned said that we were among the first recruiting companies to reach out. That’s a little surprising, but more importantly, we feel that colleges will be following along and joining the chat.

The senior is a hard runner who has excellent pad level and keeps his feet moving through contact which pushes the pile forward. Whitfield’s toughness behind his pads to go along with his offensive line steamrolled ELCA and wore down their defense.

After starting off the year 0-3, Callaway was quickly cast out of the Georgia media’s top 10. In hindsight, those early losses were a tad overblown, and the Cavaliers have proven to once again be among the top teams in 2A. Whitfield talked about bouncing back after the tough start to the year.

“For my team to bounce back the way we did, I’m proud of everyone, especially my OL for helping me put down the yards we did together. We got two more games left in region play and we just gotta come out strong and go even harder in the playoffs.”

Nothing is guaranteed in GHSA football, especially in 2A where the depth and geography are among the most diverse out of every classification in the state. That said, Callway has both McNair and Landmark Christian up ahead, two teams that are assuredly worse than the Cavaliers, so they are definitely in the driver’s seat for the region championship and will most likely go 6-0 in region play.

Finishing strong will give Callaway a top seed in 2A, and allow Whitfield to really showcase his skill level during the 2nd season, aka the GHSA playoffs. We think his recruitment could really take off in that time, and it won’t just be LaGrange College targeting the 2023 running back, so be sure to follow @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to hear the latest on Week 10’s Big Stat Dude. 


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