Tijai Whatley
Tijai  Whatley

Rome, Ga.

High School:
Darlington School

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195




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Rated as a three-star prospect by ESPN, 247Sports/Scout and Rivals ... rushed for nearly 4,000 yards and 50 touchdowns over three seasons at Darlington, including 1,502 yards and 23 scores as a senior in 2017 ... named 2017 Georgia Region 6-A North Offensive Player of the Year ... was an all-area and all-state selection as a sophomore and junior ... is a likely to become a three-time all-state honoree when teams are announced later this month ... rushed for a school-record 357 yards in a game as a junior in 2016 ... two-time team captain ... coached by Tommy Atha ... began his prep career as a freshman cornerback at Coronado H.S. in Colorado Springs, Colo., helping lead the team to the 2014 Colorado state championship ... member of National Honor Society ... the son of a member of the U.S. Army, Tijai was born in Landstuhl, Germany and has also lived in Waikiki, Hawaii in addition to Colorado and Georgia ... brother, Lakai, was a track and field student-athlete at Georgia Southern ... plans to major in international business.