Fresh off of Chattahoochee High School's 2010 Georgia AAAA state championship, Whitehurst will look to add his versatility to the Razorbacks. Whitehurst was a big-play threat in his senior season, totaling 84 catches for 1,378 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns, including a score in Chattahoochee's 24-0 victory against Starr's Mill High School for the state title. He was an All-State first-team pick and North Fulton Region Offensive Player of the Year honoree by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Whitehurst also claimed All-Beacon First-Team honors from The Beacon. Prior to his standout senior season, Whitehurst played quarterback and defensive back at Northview High School. He earned North Fulton All-Neighbor second-team accolades at defensive back from the North Fulton Neighbor. Whitehurst was coached by UA alum Terry Crowder. He is the cousin of current NFL quarterback Charlie Whitehurst of the Seattle Seahawks. He picked the Razorbacks over interest from Eastern Michigan, Troy, Tulane and Vanderbilt.