Corey Whitaker redshirted his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Vista Murrieta HS)
Whitaker was a talented offensive line prospect who joined NU’s 2012 class in the final week of January. Whitaker is one of two offensive linemen in the freshman class and one of two California natives in the class, marking the 14th straight year Nebraska has signed at least one player from California. The 6-4, 280-pounder starred at Vista Murrieta High School the past two seasons. His play helped fuel a prolific offense that led Coach Coley Candaele’s team to the finals of the CIF Southern Section Inland playoffs each of the past two seasons. In 2011, Vista Murrieta finished with a 10-4 record, however all four losses were by forfeit, and it capped its season with a 35-28 victory over Corona Centennial in the playoff finals. Whitaker’s play helped the offense average 235.9 rushing yards and 37.0 points per game. As a junior, Whitaker paved the way for an offense that averaged 38.8 points per game and better than 200 rushing yards per game en route to a 12-2 record and a berth in the finals of the CIF Southern Section playoffs. Whitaker was a two-time first-team all-league, All-CIF and All-Valley selection, and was named to the 2011 All-Inland team by SouthernCaliforniaPreps.com. Whitaker was regarded as one of the nation’s top 100 offensive line prospects by 247 Sports. Whitaker also drew heavy interest from Oregon, visited Nevada and San Jose State, and had offers from Fresno State and San Diego State among others.
Whitaker was born on Feb. 14, 1994, and he is the son of Corey Whitaker and Tammy Reisdorph.